End Medical Debt - Capital Region Community Forum

Start: Tuesday, December 06, 2022 5:15 PM

End Medical Debt Community Forum, Labor-Religion Coalition of NYS,  Tuesday, December 6th  5:15pm Rally and Press Conference at St. Peter's Hospital (Corner of Manning Blvd and New Scotland Ave)  6:30pm Community Forum at Bethany Reformed Church 760 New S

New York’s non-profit hospitals sued over 53,000 patients between 2015 and 2020. Hospitals are required to offer financial assistance but instead they take patients to court even though these non-profit hospitals get over $1 billion in tax support each year.

There is a growing campaign in New York to #EndMedicalDebt by growing the power of patients and passing laws to protect us from predatory hospital billing.

Join this community forum to learn more about the crisis of medical debt and how we can win changes that protect patients and improve health care access for all New Yorkers.

At 5:15pm, we'll meet at the corner of New Scotland and Manning Ave, for a rally and press conference in front of St. Peter's Hospital, one of the worst culprits in our state for suing poor and low-income patients over medical bills.

Then, at 6:30pm at Bethany Reformed Church (a short drive/walk up New Scotland Ave), we'll have a community forum, hearing from those directly impacted by medical debt collection practices.

Bethany Reformed Church has accessible restrooms, and masks will be provided and required indoors.

Do you have a medical debt story to share? Fill out this form and someone will be in touch: https://cit.ac/debt-story

Please contact Joe Paparone with any questions: jpaparone@labor-religion.org