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Visit our COVID-19 video series on YouTube with a library of +250 videos. Our videos will help you stay up-to-date on the latest policy, program, and public benefit changes. New entries are made every week.
HealthWatch Wisconsin developed a COVID-19 Resource page for people living in Wisconsin. On our page, we address common questions about health coverage, the COVID Vaccine, health care, and community resources during this COVID-19 national emergency, with sections that help identify options if you: • Lost your job • Lost your health insurance • Want to stay informed on current events • Need help staying connected with internet or phone
Fighting Forward: Challenging Medical Debt
Our new digital guidebook outlines strategies to help understand: • Ideas on how to prevent medical debt • The causes of medical debt • The consequences of unpaid medical bills and consumer protections • Programs and resources to help pay for medical care.
New Report: Medical Debt and Collections: A Better Way Forward for Wisconsin
ABC for Health has issued a new report titled "Medical Debt and Collections: A Better Way Forward for Wisconsin." In a sampling of medical debt collections actions in Wisconsin, where health systems sought over $10 million in judgements, patients were represented by an attorney in fewer than 1% of cases. Health systems were always represented.