If Not Now, When?

David Brooks:

Health care reform is important, but it is not worth bankrupting the country over.

Yo, David. We’re already there:

Medical bills are behind more than 60 percent of U.S. personal bankruptcies

More on the same study:

Bankruptcies due to medical bills increased by nearly 50 percent in a six-year period, from 46 percent in 2001 to 62 percent in 2007, and most of those who filed for bankruptcy were middle-class, well-educated homeowners, according to a report that will be published in the August issue of The American Journal of Medicine.

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