Our Story Sharers are Making Headlines!

Zanira Ghulamhussain
Assistant Outreach Coordinator

Wednesday, May 18th, 2016

Consumers are speaking out to the press about their wildly unfair surprise medical bills and are making headlines!

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Stories From You: Fight for Your Right to Avoid Surprise Medical Bills

Zanira Ghulamhussain
Assistant Outreach Coordinator

Wednesday, May 18th, 2016

Dorothy, a Consumers Union activist, shares why she is an advocate for surprise billing protections!

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Calling 911 on Surprise Medical Bills

Conor Laing
Assistant Policy Analyst

Friday, May 13th, 2016
Texas

In a medical emergency, there is very little you have control over. And let’s face facts, very few of us are thinking about our health insurance networks when there is blood everywhere.

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Stories From You: Painting the Bills Away

Zanira Ghulamhussain
Assistant Outreach Coordinator

Friday, May 13th, 2016
Texas

Caitlin thought her insurance could cover her trip to the ER, but the hospital couldn’t even get a hold of the insurance company.

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Stories from You: Anti-Cancer Advocate Receives Surprise Medical Bill in the Golden State

Conor Laing
Assistant Policy Analyst

Friday, May 13th, 2016

Surprise medical bills are the result of endless bickering between doctors and health insurers about what the payment to doctors for medical services should be.

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“Grace and Frankie” character gets attacked by a surprise medical bill

Elizabeth (Betsy) Imholz
Director, Special Projects

Thursday, May 12th, 2016

A lead character in the Netflix show “Grace and Frankie” is shocked by a surprise medical bill for an out-of-network doctor he never even met.

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Stories from You: NBC Covers Musician’s Surprise Bill in C Major

Conor Laing
Assistant Policy Analyst

Tuesday, May 10th, 2016

Last night millions of Americans tuned in to NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt and saw a true story about surprise medical bills.

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New Jersey: Act Now to End Surprise Medical Bills!

Conor Laing
Assistant Policy Analyst

Friday, May 6th, 2016

This week, Consumers Union Campaign Organizer Daniela Nunez issued a call to action in New Jersey: “Legislation is pending at the Capitol that would protect residents of New Jersey from some of the more egregious “surprise medical bills” — when your hospital is in your plan network, but the doctor or lab are not. But […]

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Stories from You: In New Jersey, Another Numbing Surprise Bill from an Anesthesiologist

Conor Laing
Assistant Policy Analyst

Wednesday, May 4th, 2016
Robert from New Jersey

For months, we have been listening to your stories about surprise medical bills.  To date we have received over 200 stories from New Jerseyans about their surprise bills costing hundreds to tens of thousands each. You have shared stories of struggling to pay or spending hours on the phone trying to negotiate down your bills […]

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Stories from You: The Phantom Doctor

Zanira Ghulamhussain
Assistant Outreach Coordinator

Thursday, April 28th, 2016

Consumers Union story sharer, Bill, talked to us about his surprise medical bill from a doctor he did not even talk to.

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