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#360722 - 11/14/0901:20 PMRe: What to do about healthcare? Can it be fixed?
Loc: Valley Cottage, NY
Quote: The one question they asked in every single country was "How many people go bankrupt due to medical bills each year in your country" and in every case, they look at the guy like he was speaking in tongues...none, no one has ever gone bankrupt, etc. is the answer every time. If you can find the whole show, you wouldn't regret it, I'm sure.
The scariest US statistic of all the research done so far is this one:
"Using a conservative definition, 62.1% of all bankruptcies in 2007 were medical"
and those medical problems often lead to mortgage defaults:
"Half of all respondents (49%) indicated that their foreclosure was caused in part by a medical problem, including illness or injuries (32%), unmanageable medical bills (23%), lost work due to a medical problem (27%), or caring for sick family members (14%)"