Debt News Roundup – 5.2.19

CNBC covers the wealthiest man in Idaho who is committed to helping citizens in his state mount legal defenses against unjust medical bills. "“I’ve got the resources, and have been looking for good ways to use them to help folks,” says Frank VanderSloot, CEO of Melaleuca, a health products company."…

End Medical Debt

Jerry Ashton Robert Goff Craig Antico Edited by Judah Freed In our fervent public debates about the broken U.S. healthcare system, we have overlooked the devastating impacts of America's urgent medical debt crisis.  The time has come to bring medical debt into the center of our national conversation about healthcare.…

Debt News Roundup – 4.25.19

Reporting on the dangers of having cancer and being undocumented, Kaiser describes the poor health care situation in South Texas, where the income cutoff for Medicaid is $3,827 annually for single parents and nearly 30 percent of residents are uninsured. Accessing a public hospital requires traveling hundreds of miles and…

Debt News Roundup – 4.17.19

The NY Post reports on research done by DentalPlans.com that found the average emergency medical bill is $12,000 before deductions or insurance, and that the average American pays 49 percent of the bill out of pocket! In response to The Seattle Times' investigative work last month, the Washington State Senate approved…