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Medical bankruptcy: Fact or fiction?

This year, a whopping 1.25 million Americans are expected to file for bankruptcy. That’s about equal to the entire population of New Hampshire. Ask the president and his allies whom to blame, and they’ll point to health care. President Obama has claimed that the cost of health care causes a ...
Commentary

ObamaCare’s Imposition Will Lead To An Unhealthy State Of Wellbeing

The federal government has produced yet another study stating the obvious about health care — that having insurance coverage is better than not having it. Yet some wonks are hailing this report from the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) as “the most important health-care policy experiment since the 1970s.” ...
Commentary

New Entry for Worst Study of the Year Award

As with previous studies of medical bankruptcy, this study puts forward a number of definitions of “medical bankruptcy” and defines any bankruptcy with any one of these conditions as suffering medical bankruptcy. The one that immediately stands out is “medical bills over $5,000 or 10 percent of household income on ...
Commentary

Medicaid Contributes To Medical Bankruptcy

The Wall Street Journal ran a disturbing story about the increasing number of people unable to pay medical bills. Some are even having to sell homes in a bad market to raise cash. Of course, the health care and political elites always interpret such harrowing tales as signals to increase ...
Commentary

Report Exaggerates Number of Americans Who ‘Struggle’ to Pay Medical Bills

Health Care News (Heartland Institute), November 1, 2008 As many as 72 million working-age Americans either have “medical bill problems” or are paying off medical debt, according to a survey conducted by The Commonwealth Fund. The report also found the portion of the population with medical bill problems increased from ...
Environment

The Health Care Dilemma – High Cost & Excessive Regulation

By State Senator Roy Dyson (D-29th) How do we know it’s an election year? We know it’s an election year because once again we are being overwhelmed with dialogue, speeches and promises to bring health care to all Americans. Three of the major problems that plague America’s ability to provide ...
Agriculture

Brokeback Mountain: Are Health Costs Killing Ranchers, Farmers?

One of America’s health care zombies that refuses to die is the notion (created by the Commonwealth Fund) that millions of people who have health insurance are “underinsured”, largely due to policies with high co-payments and high deductibles. This results in “medical bankruptcy”, another exaggeration. The Commonwealth Fund’s conclusions have ...
Commentary

Medical bankruptcy: Fact or fiction?

This year, a whopping 1.25 million Americans are expected to file for bankruptcy. That’s about equal to the entire population of New Hampshire. Ask the president and his allies whom to blame, and they’ll point to health care. President Obama has claimed that the cost of health care causes a ...
Commentary

ObamaCare’s Imposition Will Lead To An Unhealthy State Of Wellbeing

The federal government has produced yet another study stating the obvious about health care — that having insurance coverage is better than not having it. Yet some wonks are hailing this report from the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) as “the most important health-care policy experiment since the 1970s.” ...
Commentary

New Entry for Worst Study of the Year Award

As with previous studies of medical bankruptcy, this study puts forward a number of definitions of “medical bankruptcy” and defines any bankruptcy with any one of these conditions as suffering medical bankruptcy. The one that immediately stands out is “medical bills over $5,000 or 10 percent of household income on ...
Commentary

Medicaid Contributes To Medical Bankruptcy

The Wall Street Journal ran a disturbing story about the increasing number of people unable to pay medical bills. Some are even having to sell homes in a bad market to raise cash. Of course, the health care and political elites always interpret such harrowing tales as signals to increase ...
Commentary

Report Exaggerates Number of Americans Who ‘Struggle’ to Pay Medical Bills

Health Care News (Heartland Institute), November 1, 2008 As many as 72 million working-age Americans either have “medical bill problems” or are paying off medical debt, according to a survey conducted by The Commonwealth Fund. The report also found the portion of the population with medical bill problems increased from ...
Environment

The Health Care Dilemma – High Cost & Excessive Regulation

By State Senator Roy Dyson (D-29th) How do we know it’s an election year? We know it’s an election year because once again we are being overwhelmed with dialogue, speeches and promises to bring health care to all Americans. Three of the major problems that plague America’s ability to provide ...
Agriculture

Brokeback Mountain: Are Health Costs Killing Ranchers, Farmers?

One of America’s health care zombies that refuses to die is the notion (created by the Commonwealth Fund) that millions of people who have health insurance are “underinsured”, largely due to policies with high co-payments and high deductibles. This results in “medical bankruptcy”, another exaggeration. The Commonwealth Fund’s conclusions have ...
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