Every Coloradan should be able to access necessary hospital care without being pushed into crushing debt.
HB21-1198: Health-care Billing Requirements For Indigent Patients seeks to prohibit some of the cruelest practices of medical debt collection, breaking the cycle of debt-driven poverty and enabling more Coloradans to take part in the economy.
HB21-1198 will prevent overcharging of low-income patients, ensure hospitals screen patients for assistance, prohibit collection actions unless hospital providers take steps to protect patients, and ensure all patients have access to information about their rights in their primary language.
But we need your help.
You can show your support for HB21-1198 by:
- Contacting Colorado lawmakers
- Posting to social media
- Signing on your organization to the cause.
Learn how you can do each of these things by scrolling down the page.
Learn more about HB21-1198 on our information page here or download our one-page Factsheet (PDF).
Call on Colorado lawmakers to support hospital billing reform
HB21-1198 has passed through committee and the House and is now headed to the Colorado Senate. Check back soon for more ways to get involved!
Sign on your organization’s support
Do you represent an organization aligned with this bill? You can formally sign on to support the bill, identify further advocacy actions you can take, and publicize your role in the coalition by filling out this Google Docs form.