Key Successes — Access to Health Care

Protecting Consumers from Surprise Medical Bills

Gladys was in a meeting in 2010 when, without warning, she collapsed from a stroke. She recovered, and felt lucky.Then the bills arrived—over $130,000 in medical costs. "That was scary," she says. Read what happened next.

Curbing the High Cost of Health Insurance

Between 2000 and 2009, health insurance premiums in New York State increased by 92 percent, while median wages increased only by 14 percent. CSS advocacy helped convince the state to improve oversight and start reigning in excessive premium hikes.

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