From the Doctor’s Office to Bankruptcy Court: The Financial Ruins Caused by Health Costs

Join AFN on Tuesday, March 23rd at 1:00 pm EST for a 90 minute engaging discussion about medical debt and its inequitable impact on the financial security of households across the US.

The experiences of individuals as they navigate the health care system vary widely. Those who are uninsured or underinsured, and even those who are lucky enough to have coverage, often receive unaffordable bills for medical care that go unpaid, which turn into debt that goes into collections. The combination of rising out of pocket medical expenses and insufficient and unstable income – including widespread unemployment caused by crises like COVID-19 – mean that households are shouldering more medical costs and downstream financial consequences than ever before.

Grantmakers can help support a range of solutions geared at helping individuals and households manage medical debt. This webinar will:

  • highlight the lifecycle of medical debt,
  • unpack the complexities of medical debt and its impact on low-income families, and
  • discuss strategies that can be pursued by the philanthropic community to support solutions.


This webinar and associated brief are generously sponsored by: