Patient protections needed from medical credit cards

U.S. PIRG files comments relating to financial products for medical services. This relatively new version of a credit card, marketed specifically for health care services and products, usually lures in applicants with promises of a promotional 0% APR for an introductory period of 6-18 months. What is not always evident to the applicant is the more complex terms of the financial agreement.

Hands on a calculator with spreadsheets
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Calculating costs of health care

Patricia Kelmar

Senior Director, Health Care Campaigns, PIRG

Patricia directs the health care campaign work for U.S. PIRG and provides support to our state offices for state-based health initiatives. Her prior roles include senior director of health policy with the National Consumers League, senior policy advisor at NJ Health Care Quality Institute, and advocate at AARP and NJPIRG. She serves on the Ground Ambulance and Patient Billing Advisory Committee at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Patricia enjoys walks along the Potomac River and sharing her love of books with her friends and family around the world.

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