We the Patients

Allie Krugman

“We Can’t Just Tell Everybody About That” – Sheryl’s Financial Assistance Story

“As someone struggling with medical bills myself, it became my mission to make sure everyone knew about financial assistance.” A patient navigator for ACR Health and helpline volunteer with Community Health Advocates, Sheryl knows firsthand how challenging it can be to access the funds New York hospitals are legally required to provide to low-income patients. …

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Facility Fee for Long COVID Care – Sam’s Story

As COVID-19 continues its spread across the country, a growing number of New Yorkers are experiencing persistent memory loss, nerve damage and other chronic neurological symptoms of long COVID. While much is unknown about long COVID at this stage, one thing is clear: the illness can be devastating to patients’ health, well-being and finances. “Financially, …

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“Fight Back, Don’t Quit, Don’t Give Up”: Mr. Berg’s Story

When Mr. Berg received a notice in the mail informing him he was being sued by Samaritan Hospital in Troy, NY over unpaid medical debt, he and his wife were shocked, then confused. They had been making regular payments to the hospital’s collection agency to cover Mr. Berg’s $5,300 bill for an emergency room visit …

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