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Patient uses law to secure discount on hospital bill

After trying for months to get some relief on $72,000 in medical debt, Andy Gee has made some progress.   Our center profiled Gee, of San...

Diagnosis of Debt: Protect yourself from medical debt

The California Report's host Rachel Myrow and Kelley Weiss talk about tips for avoiding medical debt burdens. Transcript below. Medical...

Diagnosis of Debt: Will help come from government?

We’ve heard a lot about how medical debt is at an all-time high and hurting patients and hospitals alike. So what role does the...

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Resources

HospitalBillHelp.org: Information about California’s Hospital Fair Pricing Act, how to manage medical debt

Hospital Fair Pricing Act: Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development

JustHealth: consumer group helping patients with medical bills

Consumer Reports: How to check medical bills for errors and avoid excessive debt

The Access Project: National group studying medical debt

2010 survey tracking medical debt by The Commonwealth Fund, a nonprofit health care research group 

ClearPoint Credit Counseling Solutions: Nonprofit company specializing in debt management

Other Articles

More time to avoid the Obamacare tax penalty

In my last column, I warned you that March 31 was your last chance to sign up for a health plan from Covered California or the private market if you...
Steven Moyer plays a video game

Patient, Heal Thyself

This article first appeared in The Fresno Bee. TULARE — Steven Moyer was prescribed anti-depression medication to help him focus on a new...
Maria Antunez of Fresno

Mental health team embedded in primary care

This article first appeared in The Fresno Bee. The depression started after Maria Antunez was diagnosed with breast cancer. Without warning, tears...
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