Who Goes Bankrupt?

62 The pecentage of bankruptcies due to medical costs.

50 The percentage increase of bankruptcies due to medical problems between 2001 and 2007.

48 The percentage of patients whose largest single out-pocket-expense was hospital bills.

75 The percentage of people whose illness caused bankruptcy who were insured.

38 The percentage of patients’ families in which someone lost or quit a job because of a medical event.

 

Published in Reader’s Digest

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