Sunday, November 26, 2006

Affordable Healthcare Overseas

The Institute of Medicine (2004) estimates that about 18,000 Americans die each year from treatable conditions because they cannot afford healthcare.

As per "Watch: Illness & Injury as Contributors to Bankruptcy, February 2005", about half cited medical causes, which indicates that 1.9–2.2 million Americans (filers plus dependents) experienced medical bankruptcy. Among those whose illnesses led to bankruptcy, out-of-pocket costs averaged $11,854 since the start of illness; 75.7 percent had insurance at the onset of illness. Medical debtors were 42 percent more likely than other debtors to experience lapses in coverage. Even middle-class insured families often fall prey to financial catastrophe when sick.

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