The impact of medical debt on one’s overall debt situation can be immense. A recent conference at the Aspen Institute addressed the causes and cures.
The Trump administration’s efforts to undermine the Affordable Care Act are making health insurance less accessible and will almost certainly increase the number of Americans struggling with medical debt. Jenifer Bosco and John O’Brien report: To collect these debts, health
An interesting chart from Health Populi shows how the stress of medical bills is felt equally regardless of household income: For more information on the issues surrounding medical debt, please contact RIP Medical Debt.
“Staggering surprise medical bills are finally getting some scrutiny from policymakers. But to take patients off the hook for those bills, the money has to come from somewhere else — usually from higher insurance premiums or out of doctors’ bottom
From the New York Times: The whole point of health insurance is protection from financial ruin in case of catastrophic, costly health problems. But a recent survey of people facing such problems shows that it often fails in that basic
From Bluewater Credit: Medical bills are the number one reason for bankruptcy in the United States, causing more than 60% of all BK’s. Approximately three-fourths of those who go BK because of medical bills have health insurance. An illness or