New marketing campaign geared toward defending sufferers from ‘Shock Medical Payments’


The Arizona Public Interest Research Group’s Education Fund launched the new campaign to help the Arizonans

YUMA, Ariz. (KYMA, KECY) – Any medical procedure can be overwhelming. But having insurance and knowing that you have it can be positive in a stressful situation.

Until you get a medical bill for hundreds if not thousands of dollars. These bills are known as “surprise bills” and are usually from specialists outside the network who are used to treat a person.

The state of Arizona has laws that protect patients from these bills if they meet certain criteria. The Arizona Public Interest Research Group’s education fund goes one step further, however.

PIRG has created tips to help patients in Arizona either pay part of the bill or pay nothing at all. Arizona has plans to pass its No Surprise Act in 2022, designed to protect patients at the federal level.

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