Considering medical bankruptcy? You are not alone. More than two-thirds of bankruptcies in the United States include medical bills. In fact, medical expenses are the largest cause of bankruptcies in the U.S. Many even have medical insurance. They simply cannot afford the co-insurance required when a medical emergency occurs. One surgery can result in invoices from more than a dozen entities including hospitals, emergency room physicians, your primary care physician, hospitalists, laboratory services, radiologists, pathologists, anesthesiologists, surgeons and other specialty consults. See our article “Medical Bankruptcy is an Option” for more about bankruptcy.
Some resources for those considering bankruptcy:
Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Basics is a resource provided by the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts providing information about bankruptcy.
The Bankruptcy Information Sheet from the United States Department of Justice is available in more than 15 languages.