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Yale Medical students call for community oversight of hospital charity care

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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

Thousands in our community face crippling debt to the Yale-New Haven Health System, even though they may have qualified for free care.

Yale-New Haven Hospital and Bridgeport Hospital have pursued aggressive debt-collection practices—including liens, wage garnishments and foreclosures—even though they have millions of dollars set aside for free care for patients who can't pay.

The Hospital Debt Justice Project is fighting for fair treatment and accountability from our community hospitals.

If you have suffered from unfair debt to
Yale-New Haven Hospital,
Yale School of Medicine,
Yale Diagnostic Radiology or
Bridgeport Hospital,
call 203 777-9880 or 800 478-0635

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Read our handbook for Connecticut hospital patients.

  • How to get financial assistance
  • What to do about debt collectors
  • What to do if the hospital sues for the bill
  • What happens if the hospital wins a lawsuit

Claim your rights and keep our community hospitals accountable to their charitable missions!

(Read the handbook online or download a PDF version.)