ABC for Health - Mission

ABC for Health

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Who We Are:

Advocacy and Benefits Counseling for Health's mission is to provide health care consumers with the information, advocacy tools, legal services, and expert support they need to navigate through America's complex and confusing health care financing system.

 

Eligibility:

Contact ABC for Health if you live in Wisconsin and you:

* Have no insurance or will lose your insurance;
* Have been denied coverage or services;
* Have medical bills you can't pay;
* Or are just confused by the red tape.

You may also call with questions concerning your family members. Our services are free and confidential to families with children under age 19 and to pregnant women. In all other cases, we provide legal services on a sliding fee scale.

To request information call (608) 261-6939 or (800) 585-4222 or click here

Hours of Operation:

Monday through Friday from 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM.

Contact Information:

ABC for Health, Inc.
32 N. Basset St.
Madison, WI 53703

Phone: (800) 585-4222

Email: info@safetyweb.org

 

Services Provided:

Advocacy and Benefits Counseling for Health is a Wisconsin-based nonprofit public interest law firm dedicated to ensuring health care access for children and families, particularly those with special needs or who are at risk. ABC for Health's mission is to provide health care consumers with the information, advocacy tools, legal services, and expert support they need to navigate through America's complex and confusing health care financing system. The following outlines the major services we provide:

 

Health Benefits Counseling

 

ABC for Health advocacy staff can help you locate health care financing resources for your family, offer counseling on the application or appeals process, and advocate for you when a conflict arises with an insurer, public benefits program, or a provider's billing department.

 

Legal Services for Health Care Financing

 

Sometimes, just knowing what your rights are isn't enough. You may need to have legal consultation and representation to enforce those rights. ABC for Health has legal staff to help you challenge health insurance claim denials, negotiate with creditors, and represent you in appeals before government agencies.

 

Healthwatch Wiscsonsin Project

 

Be a part of an organization devoted to improving health care and health coverage in Wisconsin - together we can make our voice heard. Your membership means free publications, free and reduced cost events, and eligibility for huge prizes, including PACKERS TICKETS! Sign up for our free newsletter by emailing bmcbride@safetyweb.org or join Health Watch, a $30/year membership by visitingwww.healthwatchwisconsin.org

 

Professional Training and Consultation

 

ABC for Health staff are seasoned teachers on health care financing issues. We offer comprehensive in-house training sessions for groups large and small, open-invitation conferences, and in-depth consultation to those interested in developing their health care financing knowledge and their benefits counseling skills.

 

Public Information Services

 

ABC for Health's newsletters can help you stay current in the ever-changing world of health care financing, especially our Weekly Update email service. ABC's website (abcforhealth.org)
features fact sheets on financing resources, web versions of our newsletters, and links to vital info for the health benefits counselor.

 

Health System Research and Advocacy

 

Individual casework is a key to understanding the structure of the financing system and how it fails the American people. At ABC for Health, we work to translate our case-level insights into strategies for change by taking an active advocacy role in public policy debates at both the state and national level

 

Self Help Resources by ABC for Health