Tag Archives: medical bankruptcies

The Real Price of Silence

My son was killed in a car accident 25 years ago this month.  He was proud of my work for health reform so I cannot remain silent now as major changes loom.  We live with a system that can be … Continue reading

Posted in Affordable Care Act, Health Care Reform, medical bankruptcy, patient care, policy and politics | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

The American Health Care Machine and You: A Call to Conscience–Human Consequences of Turning A Blind Eye

“A nation’s greatness is measured by how it treats its weakest members.” ~ Mahatma Gandhi “Let your conscience be your guide” is a conviction we have not learned as a society when it comes to health care. As a country we … Continue reading

Posted in Affordable Care Act, health access, Health Care Reform, health insurance, medical bankruptcy, patient care, policy and politics, public dialogue | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Theo’s Story, Medical Bankruptcy and Proposed New Hospital Consumer Protections: Next Must Read Books for 2015

We read headlines about medical bills and bankruptcies.  We will take a look now at what happens to some people.  Gerrit was ‘lucky.’  He had a house he could borrow against and he eventually recovered enough to return to work … Continue reading

Posted in consumer protection, Health Care Reform, hospitals, medical bankruptcy, patients' voice, policy and politics | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment