Most Americans one medical emergency away from bankruptcy
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Most Americans one medical emergency away from bankruptcy

By tovarichpeter following x   2017 Jan 12, 10:46am 82 views   0 comments   watch   sfw   quote     share    


http://www.marketwatch.com/story/most-americans-are-one-medical-emergency-away-from-financial-disaster-2017-01-12

Wanda Battle, a registered nurse for four decades, was recently hit with a $100,000 medical bill. She visited her local emergency room on several occasions due to severe migraines and several mini-strokes. Battle managed to reduce her latest hospital bill to $32,000 based on her relatively low income, but also has $650 monthly payments for a separate $22,000 medical bill. There were times I couldnt work, says Battle, 61. I have not held a job that is continuous. One agency told me I hadnt worked enough hours to qualify for health insurance.

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