May 12, 2023 — Featured News

Originally appearing in the New York Times on May 12, 2023, Ann Carrns looks at patients increasingly being offered special financing to cover medical treatments. Consumer advocates, including NCLC’s April Kuehnhoff, say it can turn out to be more costly than using conventional credit cards.

Patients should consider other more affordable financing options, including loans from a local credit union. “Just because a medical provider offers financing doesn’t mean it’s the best for you.”

April Kuehnhoff, senior attorney at the National Consumer Law Center.

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