March 20, 2020
Healthcare costs are a major concern for people in the US, with over 137 million people struggling to pay medical bills and 79 million people burdened with medical debt. Healthcare provider bills are often viewed as vague and arbitrary, with exorbitant markups – as much as 200 times the cost to provide the service. Numerous media reports have brought the issue of aggressive medical debt collection to light.
In this webinar, our speakers discussed the pathway by which healthcare bills transform into unmanageable medical debt and explore what a better system would look like – one that ensures providers operate efficiently and revenues cover costs, yet patient cost-sharing is tailored to their ability to pay. The webinar highlights state strategies that can protect consumers at each step along the pathway.
Elisabeth Benjamin, MSPH, JD, Vice President, Health Initiatives at the Community Service Society of NY
Jerry Ashton, Co-Founder of RIP Medical Debt and co-author of End Medical Debt: Curing America’s $1 Trillion Unpayable Healthcare Debt
Lynn Quincy, Healthcare Value Hub (Moderator)
RIP Medical Debt Products
Community Service Society of NY Products