We know health care consumers are fed up with the current system of aggressive debt collection, hidden fees, high interest rates, and overly complex financial assistance policies. The fear of expensive and unfair medical bills should never stop New Yorkers from getting the health care they deserve, yet these unfair medical billing practices are putting the health and financial security of patients at risk.
That’s why the Community Service Society of New York and Health Care For All New York (HCFANY) are taking action. Together with the championing support of Health Committee Chair Senator Rivera, Health Committee Chair Assembly Member Gottfried, Finance Committee Chair Senator Liz Kreuger, Insurance Committee Chair Senator Breslin, and our many co-sponsors (40+ and counting!) they have launched the End Medical Debt campaign. This campaign will stop these abuses and protect patients from signing away their financial security at the doctor’s office.
Thanks to support from consumers like you, lawmakers are taking notice. But real change won’t happen unless you take action. Learn about the campaign, contact a legislator, and share your story now.