CHA helps Mateo receive hospital financial assistance

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Mateo is an uninsured full time college student living in Queens.  He first contacted the CHA advocate at Make the Road New York when he received collection notices for unpaid medical bills. In April 2014, Mateo needed medical care and wound up with an unaffordable bill.  The CHA advocate helped Mateo find and complete the hospital financial assistance application. With CHA’s help, his bill was reduced to an amount that he could pay. 

“As a full-time college student, working part-time, I could not jeopardize my financial future.  CHA informed me of my rights and helped me through the process of reducing my huge hospital bill.  I am glad that there was someone in my community who could help.” 

-Mateo, Queens County