Sunday, October 10, 2010

Medical Bankruptcy

The Medical Bankruptcy Fairness Act of 2009 is a bill that would amend title 11 of the United States Bankruptcy Code (Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act of 2005) would: 1) provide protection for homeowners with medical debt, 2) restore bankruptcy protection for individuals experiencing financial distress who serve as caregivers to injured, ill, or disabled family members, 3) and to become exempt from taking the bankruptcy means test for those whose financial problems were caused by serious medical issues.

If the bill is passed it would waive the “means test” and credit counseling requirements for those who to wish file bankruptcy.

A recent study shows that based on the effects of the recession approximately seven million Americans will lose their health insurance coverage. Employee spending on health insurance coverage has increased 128% between 1999 and 2008.

Economists have found that increasing health care costs show a connection with decreases in health insurance coverage. National studies show that the main reason many people are uninsured is due to the high costs of health insurance.

The United States is the only developed country that provides health insurance but has the largest number of deaths due to lack of medical insurance or lack of appropriate medical care.

Contact your loss congressman to have the bill passed to provide additional protection for Americans and their medical costs.

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