Tres Biggs is unfortunately in jail due to the medical debt over his son's leukemia treatments and his wife's seizures. His wife, Heather, and their son, Lane, simply needed medical care and had no idea it would amount to this. It was just a few years ago when this all started because Lane was diagnosed with leukemia. At the same time, Heather had developed seizures from Lyme Disease. As a result, the medical cost was completely unaffordable for them. They didn't make enough to qualify for health insurance but made too much to qualify for Medicaid.\r\n\r\n\u201cWe had so many multiple health issues in our family at the same time, it put us in a bracket that made insurance unattainable,\u201d Heather tells CBS News. \u201cIt made no sense. We would\u2019ve had to have not eaten, not had a home.\u201d At the time, Tres was working two jobs in their hometown, Coffeyville, Kansas. The debt in total hit around $70,000 and the money he made still wasn't enough to pay it. After missing a court appearance for his unpaid bills and unable to get the $500 for his bail, he was sent to jail.\r\nTres Biggs in jail over accumulating medical debt and failing to appear in court\r\n\r\n\r\n\u201cYou wouldn\u2019t think you\u2019d go to jail over a medical bill,\u201d Tres opens up about the scary situation. \u201c[It was] scary. I was scared to death, because, you know, I\u2019m a country kid. I had to strip down, get hosed and put a jumpsuit on.\u201d According to reports, Coffeyville is one of the places where attorneys take advantage of accumulating medical debts. This is especially because their hometown is filled with low-income households.\r\n\r\nRELATED: Kansas Cowboy Dying Of Cancer Gets To See His Horse One Last Time\r\n\r\nOne lawyer, Michael Hassenplug, pushed for a new law with the local judge. It requires those with unpaid medical bills to appear in court every three months and claim that they are too poor to afford their bills. If they miss two of those court appearances, an arrest warrant goes out for them with $500 bail. \u201cI\u2019m just doing my job,\u201d Hassenplug says. \u201cThey want the money collected, and I\u2019m trying to do my job as best I can by following the law.\u201d\r\nBiggs feel that jail time is not a fair option when they are actively trying to pay off the remaining debt\r\n\r\n\r\nAny money collected means a big payday for Hassenplug and people like him. He's known as the most notorious debt collector in town. So much that 90 people had been summoned over unpaid bills in a town of 9,000 in just one day. \u201cI get paid on what\u2019s collected,\u201d he explains. \u201cIf the bail money\u2019s applied to the judgement, I get a portion of that.\u201d\r\n\r\nAs a result of all this, the Biggs don't believe that jail is the right answer as they are doing everything they can to pay off their remaining debts.