Blog Posts By:

Patricia Kelmar,
Director, Health Care Campaigns

Medical debt, even when it is paid off, remained on credit reports for up to seven years. That's about to change. Here's how to make sure paid medical debt doesn't lower your credit score.

Greater transparency of clinical trial costs will quantify the amount of public taxpayer dollars invested in new drug innovation. One main reason drug companies say drug prices are so high is because of the high cost of innovation. But who's really footing the bill of drug research in the U.S.?

The No Surprises Act went into effect on January 1, 2022. This patient guide is an easy way to understand your new patient protections. Important phone numbers and links to the federal complaint form are included. Put an end to surprise medical bills by knowing your rights under this new consumer law. 

How in-network childbirth still exposes new families to out-of-network bills

 

New consumer tool helps families searching for quality facilities

How the pandemic has worsened the medical debt crisis

 Some people ‘subscribe’ to ambulances, but the subscription may not be worth it

Some consumers continue to be billed for COVID tests and vaccines. So let's get the story straight here.