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"Yale, Don't Lien on Me"
The attack on homeownership by the Yale-New Haven
Health System and the
Yale School of Medicine



Uncharitable Care:
Yale-New Haven Hospital's Charity Care and
Collections Practices

Coming to a
Town Near You?
Charity and Collections
at Bridgeport Hospital

Research Reports

"Yale, 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 PDF (388k)

Know 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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Coming 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)
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Uncharitable 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 (484k)

 

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