How the Affordable Care Act Drove Down Personal Bankruptcy
...Filings have dropped about 50 percent, from 1,536,799 in 2010 to 770,846 in 2016 (see chart, below). Those years also represent the time frame when the ACA took effect. Although courts never ask people to declare why they’re filing, many bankruptcy and legal experts agree that medical bills had been a leading cause of personal bankruptcy before public healthcare coverage expanded under the ACA. Unlike other causes of debt, medical bills are often unexpected, involuntary, and large....
Get an education look at these links ... a two person family (my guess) in Wisconsin spends $6500 each in a healthy year (with pretty good coverage plus expenses) ... sort of confirms the National Geographic graphic ... so beware of your cost and if Walker or Ryan get the changes they are looking for ... ask if your life is more or less complicated or your health care costs you more or less
More links for thought ...
Ezra Klein - WashPost 2010 - America spends way, way, way more on health care
Compares health care expenditures among nations. The NatGeo graphic source is in the next link and is much more readable - it needs to be seen full size.
Graphic - The Cost of Care Posted Dec 18,2009 - National Geographic
Graphically depicts health care expenditures vs life expectancy among nations. You need to see it large.
More thoughts - do any of the countries depicted have a Paul Ryan Health Care System? Except for Mexico and the United States they all seem to have Universal Health Care. We spend roughly $2900/yr more to die two (2) years younger than the Swiss. As I recall the Swiss use private insurance but manage (regulate it) very uniquely?
That thought led to this link -
Healthcare in Switzerland - Wikipedia
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