End Medical Debt: Curing America’s $1 Trillion Unpayable Healthcare Debt 

Book Reviews: End Medical Debt

End Medical Debt: Curing America’s $1 Trillion Unpayable Healthcare Debt 
by Jerry Ashton (Author), Robert Goff (Author), Craig Antico (Author), Judah Freed (Editor)

We previously posted an overview on the new book End Medical Debt: Curing America’s $1 Trillion Unpayable Healthcare Debt. Two new reviews:

The Georgia Sun: “End Medical Debt, written by debt and healthcare insiders, is the first book to bypass political posturing to look clearly and realistically at the actual causes and possible cures for more than $1 trillion in unpayable medical debt in America, accumulating over the past ten years and growing. Medical debt causes hardships for individuals, families, communities, and the country.”

“The authors lay bare the inner workings of our healthcare system. They show how it produces medical bills that people cannot ever pay, including insured middle-class people who think they are covered.”

“They tell how the early hospitals focused on patient health evolved into healthcare conglomerates focused on patient revenue. They dissect the Affordable Care Act to show where theory and reality do not match. They expose how veterans get burdened with medical debt that effectively tells them, ‘No thank you for your service.’”

“End Medical Debt offers the three authors’ pragmatic yet differing views on such proposed solutions as promoting healthier behaviors to reduce costs and debt, or reform commercial health insurance, or impose price controls on drugs and health care services, or make Medicaid automatic all who qualify unless they opt out, “or Repeal and Replace” the Affordable Care Act (or just repeal it without replacing it), or keep the ACA but fix it, or add a “Medicare Option to the ACA for people over age 50, or enact “Medicare for All” for single-payer universal healthcare. Each author has his own viewpoint, expressed in separate chapters.”

“The authors disagree on all the solutions save their own one simple act of charity: Buying and forgiving medical debt. Their charity, RIP Medical Debt Debt, is halfway toward an initial goal of abolishing $1 billion in medical debt.”

BeliefNet: “Currents News, a Catholic news program which airs on NET TV in New York City and for which I book guests, recently featured Craig Antico on the program. As the founder and chief operating officer of RIP Medical Debt (ripmedicaldebt.org)and co-author the book End Medical Debt, he makes some great points here about an issue that usually flies under the radar. Enjoy the interview and, particularly if you or a loved one are currently dealing with the issue, I’d recommend the book.”

For more information on the issues surrounding medical debt, please contact RIP Medical Debt.