“Medical bills can push patients over the financial cliff, but a new study says this may not happen as often as previous research suggests,” the Denver Post reports. “Hospitalizations cause only about 4 percent of personal bankruptcies among non-elderly U.S.
by Ben Gook, University of Melbourne Debt, it seems, is an idea with currency. Cities, states, nations and individuals are indebted, with creditors at the door, demanding repayment. This year, the US Federal Reserve even had David Graeber — a
by Daniel A Austin, Northeastern University Burdensomely high medical costs are often blamed for pushing many Americans into bankruptcy. According to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau some 43 million Americans have unpaid medical debt on their credit reports. Medical debt
From MIT News: Being hospitalized is tough enough strictly as a health matter. But now a study co-authored by an MIT professor reveals its painful financial impact as well: On aggregate, hospitalization and the health problems that cause it lead
The Jackson Clarion Ledger reports on a local story, but one that impacts people all around the country every single day: Michelle Mills made sure to check that River Oaks hospital in Flowood was in her insurance carrier’s network on her way to
Healthcare in the United States is really expensive, and one of the reasons is that managing healthcare bills is really, really expensive. How expensive? New research mentioned in the Los Angeles Times sheds some light: Researchers from Duke University and