As Pandemic Spreads, New York’s Non-Profit Hospitals Sue Patients Seeking Help

Posted March, 12 2020 by Amanda Dunker

By Bob Cohen, Policy Director, Citizen Action New York The COVID-19 pandemic is exposing just how broken the US health care system is, including our inability to control disease outbreaks when many people simply cannot afford basic medical care. Patients should never fear seeking medical care because of cost, but for many New Yorkers that […]

New York Can Stop Surprise Out-of-Network Bills!

Posted February, 24 2020 by Amanda Dunker

By Diana Zheng, Outreach and Education Coordinator at the Women’s Health Program at Community Catalyst Shirley, a New York City resident, ended up with a $30,000 bill she didn’t expect after surgery for back pain in 2016. The cause? Bad information from both her insurance plan directory and her surgeon’s office that led Shirley to […]

The Aftermath of a Hospital Stay – How Much Do I Owe?

Posted February, 20 2020 by Amanda Dunker

Post by Bob Cohen, Policy Director, Citizen Action of New York A hospital stay can be among the most stressful events in the life of many people.  And for some, the stress can continue after you are discharged – due to the simple fact that all too many hospitals simply are unable to present you […]