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Discussion Question

What are the financial repercussions for the uninsured?

 

  • About 70% of the uninsured report depleting their savings to pay off medical bills.

  • In 1999, 500,000 Americans filed for bankruptcy protection due to large medical bills.

  1. Source: Duchon, L., Schoen, C., Doty, M., Davis, K., Strumpf, E., & Bruegman, S. (2001). Security Matters:
    How Instability in Health Insurance Puts U.S. Workers at Risk (Report No. 512). New York, NY: The Commonwealth Fund.
 
     

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