Medical Billing Resources

The Right Care Alliance (RCA) aims for an upheaval of the healthcare system itself, given the deeply-rooted deficiencies in American healthcare. At the same time, we recognize the immediate needs of people facing medical debt, issues with medical billing, and in the overall navigation of U.S. healthcare. Accordingly, the RCA has compiled a running clearinghouse of resources to support patients before, during, and after the process of receiving and paying for medical services, and strengthen our collective ability to advocate for our rights.

What To Do When You Get A Bill

Understanding Costs Upfront – Planning For Healthcare Before You Get The Care

Understanding The Problem (All The Stats)

Places To Get Help

Next Steps: Call To Action

  • Attend one of the Right Care Alliance’s virtual or in-person events on the topic of medical debt
  • Join the Letter to the Editor (LTE) team to share your perspective on predatory medical billing practices.
  • Write a letter to a hospital in your area demanding they stop all debt-collection activities an cancel their patients’ existing debts.
  • Reach out to your locally elected official to implement regulatory and legislative relief for patients dealing with medical debt.
  • Raise money and funds for organizations like the RCA, who are fighting to end the status quo in exorbitant health care billing practices.

Searching for the Right Care

Podcast 1 How to More Effectively Communicate with Healthcare Professionals

Part 1 – We discuss why patients have a difficult time talking to their healthcare providers and advocating for themselves. We also talk to experts in the field who discuss how we can become more comfortable partnering with healthcare professionals to improve our health and well-being. Spotify link here

Part 2 – In the second half of our discussion, we further examine how to become more involved in our healthcare and how to advocate for others in need. Spotify link here 

Additional Resources From Organizations Supported by RCA Activists
  • Charity Care Handbook
  • How to Fill Out Your Hospitals Charity Care Application Help Sheet
People’s Action’s
  • Care Over Cost Campaign Page


If you are involved in another organization focused on fighting to change the US healthcare system in the US  and want us to include your website or resources here for others in the Right Care Alliance to find please email us, and we will be sure to include resources from organizations that you are involved in here too.


Join the movement to fight this systemically, get rid of medical debt for everybody!


To suggest any additions or edits to this list or to join the LTE team, please contact

Member of the Letters to the Editor (LTE) Team at the Right Care Alliance