Friday, August 3, 2007

The current credit tighening and the health care system

One thing that Micheal Moore said the other day regarding the US health care system really stuck with me. He said that when there is a single payer national system , no one ever goes bankrupt because of medical expenses.

There's an interesting post by Paula Hall on Huffington here that details how a hard working family can fall on hard times from accidents and medical illness that results in financial ruin.

How does this tie into the current credit crunch, well bankruptcy usually means losing your house. I wonder how many foreclosures are driven by medical bills. This is another reason I'll continue to support a national single payer system.

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