Medical Debt, Personal Bankruptcy Headline Aurora Tragedy

Medical Debt, Personal Bankruptcy Headline Aurora Tragedy

Medical debt and the threat of personal bankruptcy for unaffordable healthcare have surfaced as headlines in the recent mass shooting in Aurora, Colorado. Whatever the gunman’s intentions were, he likely did not mean to call attention to the tragedy that this country’s citizens face if they survive an encounter with the for-profit medical-industrial complex. The media is now reporting that many of the victims of the shooting were uninsured and that they face catastrophic medical debt for the unaffordable healthcare they received at local Colorado hospitals. Knowing that any uninsured family would face personal bankruptcy for their unaffordable healthcare, three of the five hospitals that treated the victims have agreed to waive or limit the victim’s medical bills. Fundraising efforts are underway to rescue these families from financial ruin.        Continue Reading

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