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Rosa Luxemburg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-26-09 11:49 AM
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No guarantees: 3 tales of insurance disaster
Source: MSNBC

In part, the push for health reform is aimed at fixing a health insurance system that can financially ruin Americans who face sudden illness or injury. In 2007, nearly two-thirds of all bankruptcies in the U.S. were tied to medical debt, and nearly 80 percent of those who filed for protection were insured at onset of illness, according to a June study in the American Journal of Medicine.

Basically, no ones coverage is secure, said Nichols. A large number of people have not had a disaster in the health care system, so they dont know how bad it is. It could happen to any of us at any time.

For three families who responded to msnbc.com, it already has. Here are their confirmed tales of medical billing disaster.


Read more: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/33441437/ns/health-health_c... /



Grrrr!
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Sebass1271 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-26-09 12:08 PM
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1. One of the people who is going thru financial troubles
due to medical bills said he is disappointed in both parties, ha!.. what an asshole!. this guy is comparing the fight Dems is having against Republicans because they are opposed to any health reform. Dems are least are trying to do something to help someone like him, and he is disaapointed!..

that man is pure garbage!!
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