Started on staff: 1986-1991; 2020
B.A., magna cum laude, Boston College; J.D., high honors, George Washington University Law School
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 consumer advocate at NJPIRG. She serves on the board of the Patient and Caregiver Engagement Advisory Group for the National Quality Forum. Patricia enjoys walks along the Potomac and sharing her love of books with her friends and family around the world.
Posts by Patricia Kelmar
Facility fees are driving up the prices of doctor visits.
Hospital facility fees are tacked onto bills for doctor visits. But why?
Was your health insurance claim denied by an algorithm? Thousands are.
Did a doctor or an AI-bot deny your health insurance claim? What you need to know.
Are you paying high prices for your prescription drugs?
We are looking for patient stories about the high prices of medicines.
Avoiding scams, incorrect medical bills, privacy invasions and more
Protecting your information and finances is important every day. But we focus on the biggest threats during National Consumer Protection Week 2023.