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Elizabeth Warren on the link between Healthcare and Bankruptcy

Video of Harvard Law Professor Elizabeth Warren discussing the statistical links between health care and bankruptcy. The most revealing statistic -

75% of the families who ended up in bankruptcy in the aftermath of a serious medical problem had health insurance at the onset of the illness or accident that ultimately landed them in bankruptcy; they had health insurance – in other words they played by the rules in every possible way – got a good education, got a good job, bought a home, had health insurance and yet the system is so misdesigned in terms of how big the bills can be and how narrow the protection from health insurance is.

More at the Warren Reports Blog

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