Advocate

1) Write, call and email your New York Assembly Member and Senator, and urge them to support Gov. Cuomo’s proposed bill to protect consumers against surprise medical bills!   If you have a personal story or know people who have been affected by this problem, make sure your legislators are aware of how it is affecting people in their communities.

Send an email via Consumers Union Action Alert

To find your New York Assembly Member, click here

To find your New York Senator, click here

2) To learn more about Surprise Medical Bills, read An Unwelcome Surprise, a 2012 report from the New York Department of Financial Services

3) Read the proposed Cuomo Administration bill  A summary of the bills provisions is available here, and the full text of the bill (S.6357B and A.8557B, Part U) is available here

4) Read the consumer coalition letter and NYFAHC Bill Memo 

5)  Read New York consumer stories about Surprise Medical Bills

6) Hold an educational meeting or community forum.  Our coalition can provide speakers to share the information we have.  Contact us here

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