Lien on Me"
The attack on homeownership by the Yale-New Haven
Health System and the
Yale School of Medicine
Yale-New Haven Hospital's Charity Care and
Coming to a
Town Near You?
Charity and Collections
at Bridgeport Hospital
Don't Lien on Me": The attack on homeownership by the Yale-New Haven
Health System and Yale School of Medicine
Liens on homes are an innappropriate way to collect involuntary medical
debt and have myriad financial consequences for debtors and their communities.
This report presents new data on the Yale medical center's use of liens,
showing the extraordinary impact on both urban and suburban homeowners,
and disproportionate impact on Latino homeowners.
(November 2003) Download
Your Rights On Hospital Debt: A handbook for Connecticut hospital patients
On October 1, 2003, the new hospital debt collection protections we fought
for go into effect. Here's how you can claim your rights and keep our
community hospitals accountable to their charitable missions.
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to a Town Near You? Charity and collections at Bridgeport Hospital, member
of Yale-New Haven Health
Yale-New Haven Hospital became a natonal poster child for aggressive collections
against uninsured patients after the release of Uncharitable Care.
Its parent, the Yale-New Haven Health System, is "clearly interested
in having a broad footprint throughout the state of Connecticut and over
the border in New York and Rhode Island," according to CEO Joseph
Zaccagnino. This report describes the brutal turn Bridgeport Hospital's
charity care and collections practices took after Yale-New Haven took
control in 1996.
(September 2003) Download
Care: Yale-New Haven Hospital's Charity Care and Collections Practices
Through a case study of Yale-New Haven Hospital, the largest, most prestigious
hospital in Connecticut and the largest provider to the poor and uninsured
in New Haven, this report speaks to the catastrophic consequences that
ensue when the healthcare "safety-net" collapses.
(March 2003) Download PDF
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