Blog Posts By:

Patricia Kelmar,
Director, Health Care Campaigns

The No Surprises Act establishes arbitration to settle payment disputes. Regulators must design the dispute resolution system well so it won't add costs to the system.

How the pandemic has worsened the medical debt crisis

How drug companies keep prices high through tricky marketing and sales tactics

Patients can be asked to consent to out-of-network care from certain providers under the No Surprises Act. That could be an expensive decision.

Some consumers continue to be billed for COVID tests and vaccines. So let's get the story straight here.


Saturday, April 24, is National Prescription Drug Take Back Day.

There is no worse feeling than getting a large unexpected bill in the mail. And in the case of a surprise medical bill, it usually comes at the worst time - when you are home recovering from an illness or injury. But most of those bills will soon be a thing of the past.

Testing is an important tool to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus, but it's important to know when and how to get tested. 

U.S. PIRG visited the state health department websites for all 50 states to assess testing requirements and availability of testing sites. 

Wondering if it’s safe to seek out care now? Here are three health care appointments you shouldn’t delay.