How to Prevent and Fix Medical Debt

This handbook was designed for community advocates who assist New Yorkers with medical debt.  The handbook covers the following: common billing problems faced by uninsured and underinsured patients, how to get financial assistance with hospital bills, how to deal with collection agencies, and what to do when patients are sued for medical debt.

Also see this article by the National Consumer Law Center entitled Medical Debt and Seniors: How Consumer Law Can Help, posted by our friends at

This article was authored by the Health Law Unit of the Legal Aid Society.

The Legal Aid Society

Article ID: 110
Last updated: 11 Jun, 2010
Revision: 1
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