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When Health Care Fails – David’s Story

Meet David, a man who is disabled, undocumented, houseless, and fighting cancer—and he’s a cat dad. At the beginning of last year, David lived at a housing facility in the

Patient Stories

Like Mother, Like Son: More Surprise Bills

Son with surprise bills

Claudia Knafo is familiar–too familiar–with our broken medical system. When Claudia’s son got sick last November, she was prepared. Once they arrived at the NYU Langone emergency room, she gave

Patient Stories

Millennial Goes Into Debt Providing Care for Father

Lucinda shares her story about struggling with debt as a result of her father's stroke.

When her father had a stroke, Lucinda Koza had to become his sole caretaker at a young age. With no long-term care insurance policy in place for Americans, Lucinda had

Patient Stories

Breast Cancer Patient Overwhelmed by Debt

Carol shares her health care story of being in debt

Meet Carol, a patient fighting breast cancer. Since she was diagnosed, Carol has been receiving treatment for breast cancer. Her insurance only covers 80% of the cost, and she is

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#WeTheImmigrants: Filipino Community Comes Together to Serve Frontline Workers

Dierdre's story helping Filipino frontline workers​

Welcome to the fifth episode of #WeTheImmigrants! We The Immigrants is a video series where immigrants share their experiences with health care in the US. We’ve gathered videos from immigrants

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Patient Sued Over Necessary Meningitis Test

Matt shares his story as a patient being sued

Meet Matt, a young man working for minimum wage in New Jersey. One day, Matt woke up feeling awful. As the day went on, he felt worse and worse until

Patient Stories

Black History Month: The Black Health Care Experience

Sheba shares her story

Happy Black History Month! This February, we’d like to highlight the Black health care experience. Here to share her story is one of our followers, Sheba Simpson. Scroll down to

Patient Stories

#WeTheImmigrants: Immigrants Need Access to Mental Health Services

Welcome to the fourth episode of #WeTheImmigrants! We the Immigrants is a video series where immigrants share their experiences with health care in the US. We’ve gathered videos from immigrants

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#WeTheImmigrants: Calling for Better Immigrant Coverage

For our third episode of #WeTheImmigrants, Navjot describes the barriers she's faced receiving health care in the US.

Welcome to the third episode of #WeTheImmigrants! We The Immigrants is a video series where immigrants share their experiences with health care in the US. We’ve gathered videos from immigrants