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The Medical Bankruptcy Myth

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The debate about American healthcare is being influenced by recent controversial research claiming to show that nearly two-thirds of personal bankruptcies in the United States resulted from uninsured medical expenses or loss of income due to illness. An earlier 2005 edition of this research claimed that just over half of personal bankruptcies were due to these “medical causes.” The authors of these studies, David Himmelstein, Deborah Thorne, Elizabeth Warren, and Steffie Woolhandler, argue that the problem of “medical bankruptcies” would be solved by the adoption of a government-run health insurance ...
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health-care myths debunked
The saddest thing about the health-care reform debate in both Canada and the United States is that those who advocate for government-run health insurance have no regard for the facts, and no apparent concern for the interests of patients. Bob Rae’s misinformed commentary about the case of Shona Holmes is an example of this. Ms. Holmes is an Ontario woman who traveled to the United States to receive medical treatment that she could not get at home without enduring a long and risky wait. Her experience is featured as a case study in the failure of government-run health insurance and is at the centre of the current debate about ... market research, surveys and trends

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THE MEDICAL BANKRUPTCY MYTH

The Medical Bankruptcy Myth — The American, A Magazine of Ideas
There is no evidence to indicate that a government-run healthcare system in the United States will reduce personal bankruptcies. The debate about American healthcare is being influenced by recent controversial research claiming to show that nearly two-thirds of personal bankruptcies in the United States resulted from uninsured medical expenses or loss of income due to illness. An earlier 2005 edition of this research claimed that just over half of personal bankruptcies were due to these “medical causes.” The authors of these studies, David Himmelstein, Deborah Thorne, Elizabeth Warren, and Steffie Woolhandler, argue ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
Proponents of Government-Run Health Insurance Choose to Disregard ...
The saddest thing about the health care reform debate in both Canada and the United States is that those who advocate for government-run health insurance have no regard for the facts, and no apparent concern for the interests of patients. Bob Rae’s misinformed commentary about the case of Shona Holmes is an example of this. Ms. Holmes is an Ontario woman who traveled to the United States to receive medical treatment that she could not get at home without enduring a long and risky wait. Her experience is featured as a case study in the failure of government run health insurance and is at the center of the current debate ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
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Canadian Health Policy Failures
The medical bankruptcy myth is also frequently raised in the Canadian health care debate and is regularly cited by the media north of the border. ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
Medical Debts and Bankruptcy Filings
Jul 28, 2009 ... The evidence on the extent of medical debts in bankruptcy filings is ..... L. ( 2006), “Medical Bankruptcy: Myth vs Fact” HEALTH AFFAIRS 74 ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
Medical Bankruptcy: Myth vs. Fact David Dranove (corresponding ...
Medical Bankruptcy: Myth vs. Fact. David Dranove (corresponding author). Northwestern University. 2001 Sheridan Road. Evanston, IL 60208 ...
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QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS
Do people lose their homes over health expenses? | Ask MetaFilter
Basically, I am doing some comparisons of the US vs. Canadian style single-payer health systems. What I can't find are real, documented cases of people being driven to bankruptcy and/or losing their home due to health care costs. Does this really happen, or is it just a myth? What I would like are links to real stories of individuals who have lost everything due to health expenses, if they actually exist. Much obliged! I personally know 3 different households that filed bankruptcy on the basis of medical bills. I don't want to invade their privacy by detailing their stories, but I can tell you it definitely does ...
Creditors and Bankruptcy: medical bill, two choices, medical bill
Law school graduate, Juris Doctorate (J.D.) Degree; Over 25 years of experience throughout the United States in bankruptcy law matters (Chapters 7, 11, and 13 of the United States Bankruptcy Code) primarily representing individual debtors with consumer debt or small businesses; Experience has included all aspects of debtor/creditor relations. Experience FREE BANKRUPTCY HELP. If you are being sued, if your home is being foreclosed, or if you are being harassed by bill collectors, filing for bankruptcy may be a quick and inexpensive solution.. The mere filing of a bankruptcy will operate as a federal court order (it is ...