Dollar For advocates to make charity care fair for patients nationwide.
Our policy advocacy team fights for patients when we think a hospital has made a bad call. We send hospitals formal appeals, and work with local partners or regulators when appropriate. We also leverage our media connections to call out hospitals that are breaking the law and work with advocacy partners to push for bigger change. Below are some of our recent advocacy projects.
Public Comment to Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
In July 2023, the United States Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, the Department of Health and Human Services, and the Department of the Treasury solicited public comment on medical credit cards, loans, and other financial products used to pay for health care. Dollar For prepared and submitted a comprehensive report based on our experiences supporting patients with medical debt.
Pointless Debt: Oregon Report
In February 2023, Dollar For released “Pointless Debt: How Oregon hospitals skirt financial assistance laws to charge patients—without increasing revenue.” This report is the summation of months of research to explore the impacts of Oregon’s charity care law for both patients and hospitals. The result is a scathing analysis of how hospitals have failed to implement the law and how patients are being hurt by pointless medical debt.