Americans are spending way too much on health care, and getting far too little in return. Together we can bring down the cost of prescription drugs, prevent surprise medical bills, get providers to rein in skyrocketing costs, and more.
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How to make sure your credit reports don’t include medical debt under $500 or already paid off
Medical debt, even when it is paid off, used to remain on credit reports for up to seven years. Now medical debt under $500 or medical debt you have already paid are removed from credit reports. Here's how to make sure paid medical debt doesn't lower your credit score.
Release: As bills from 2022 medical care arrive in mailboxes, patients should know their rights
Patients who received medical care in January and February are starting to receive their medical bills for those services. That’s why, in recognition of National Consumer Protection Week, it’s timely to remind people to check their bills carefully and make sure they know their new legal protections against surprise billing.
Patient Guide: Surprise medical billing protections you can use now
As of January 1, 2022, insured patients are protected from out-of-network balance bills, also known as surprise bills. PIRG explains your new protections.
Another longtail of COVID-19: medical debt
How the pandemic has worsened the medical debt crisis
Consumer tips on how to protect yourself from surprise medical bills
How to use Washington's law to protect yourself from surprise medical bills