Take Action: Demand Your Charity Care!

Posted on February 20

Do you have outstanding medical bills that you cannot afford to pay? Are you a low-income or uninsured individual that would benefit from financial assistance regarding a hospital visit? You may be eligible for charity care, and Lakeview Action Coalition wants to assist you in claiming those benefits!

Lakeview Action Coalition is hosting a Hospital Bill Relief Workshop to help individuals fill out financial assistance applications that will help relieve them of their medical bills. Non-profit hospitals get big tax breaks with the understanding that they are providing a certain amount of financial assistance to patients in the form of charity care. However, many hospitals neglect to provide charity care and still receive the tax exemptions. This flawed system is not acceptable, and it is time to claim our charity care from these hospitals!

Lakeview Action Coalition and the Fair Care Coalition are working hard to ensure that people have access to care regardless of ability to pay, and that all non-profit hospitals are fairly distributing charity care. Representatives from the Legal Assistance Foundation  will be at the workshop to answer questions and facilitate the process. At the workshop, individuals will be paired up with a trained member of Lakeview Action Coalition to fill out and submit a financial assistance application together.

For more information on what to bring to the workshop, check out this flier .

With any additional questions, please contact Hannah Gelder at Lakeview Action Coalition at hgelder@lakeviewaction.org or 773-549-1947 x387.

Date: Monday, March 5th
Time: 5:00-8:00pm
Location: Lakeview Action Coalition, 3225 N. Sheffield