Medical bills are the number one cause of bankruptcy in the US, even as many debtors report having health insurance at the time of their illness. If you’re in debt, you’re not alone! Our financial system is designed to keep us down.
I spent most of college drowning in medical debt, despite having had health insurance at the time of my injury. I was cut without warning from my insurance six months later, and unable to get any injury care for years afterward. What a waste!
This is excerpted from Debt Trap, originally published by The Nib. Grab a print copy here.