medical debt in the US
Found this not-too-astonishing article about the "for profit" healthcare system
here in the land of the burdened, home of the sick. After an accidental ladder mishap,
I found out Medicare does not cover the incidentals. So on the card it goes ..
roughly a quarter of adults (in the US) now owe more than $5000 in health care debt
“…about 1 in 5 with any amount of debt said they don’t expect to ever pay it off.”
U.S. citizens amassed an estimated $195 billion, at least, in collective medical debt.
(2019 fed data)
“Debt is no longer just a bug in our system. It is one of the main products. We have a health care system almost perfectly designed to create debt.”
From Jesse Ventura's Die First Then Quit
And yet congress can give $850 Billion of our tax dollars to the MIC
Oooh this makes me angry ..