Thursday, November 16, 2023
12:00 - 1:00pm
Facilitator: Vivienne Duncan, Cancer Advocacy Project, and Elder Law Projects
With the high cost of medical treatment, many cancer patients are at risk of incurring huge debt. This presentation will focus on steps that can be taken prior to treatment to avoid, or reduce the amount of, out-of-pocket medical costs. It will include the rights of patients faced with substantial hospital bills and provide information that will assist in negotiations with hospitals and medical providers. For patients, whose debts have been sent to collections, there will be advice about their rights under the debt protection law. In either case, knowledge of legal rights can increase the ability to negotiate from a position of strength.