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Is the surviving spouse responsible for medical bills of the deceased spouse in Texas?

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Texas is a community property state which means that spouses are usually held equally responsible for debts incurred during the marriage even when only one spouse is the account holder. However, this may not apply to the outstanding medical bills of a deceased spouse unless the surviving spouse signed a written agreement with the health care provider(s) to accept said responsibility. This is especially true if the deceased spouse was receiving Medicare and/or Medicaid assistance.

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