Wednesday, June 20, 2012
Caine's Arcade | A cardboard arcade made by a 9-year old boy.
Tuesday, June 19, 2012
The California Health IOU Project is a collaborative effort, based at Health Access, to protect consumers from medical debt by:
- Monitoring and working with hospitals, regulatory agencies and consumer attorneys to ensure compliance with California's Hospital Fair Pricing Act of 2006 (AB774, Chan), which created first-in-the-nation consumer pricing protections.
- Advocating for additional consumer protections against underinsurance and medical debt,such as limits on billing of the uninsured by Emergency Room doctors (AB1503, enacted 9/29/10), limits on predatory marketing of credit by dentists (AB171, enacted 10/11/09), and benefit standards for health insurance (AB1334, pending in CA Senate).
- Education and training of public and private agencies, advocacy groups and the public to ensure that Californians know they have a legal right to fair hospital prices.