Medical Bankruptcy: A Healthcare Horror Story
May 10, 2013•9 min
Have you ever feared that of your health insurance could be cancelled at any time for any reason? Unfortunately, it does happen.Have you ever been afraid that of your health insurance could be cancelled at any time - for any reason? Author Lesli Moore Dahlke describes the terror of her health insurance being cancelled as she struggles with multiple cancers, unemployment in the family and a rapidly declining home value. Her story, chronicled in The Best Is Yet To Come, is an emotional journey driven by relentless optimism and a positive attitude, even in the face of life-and-death health issues. Lesli and her husband filed bankruptcy and thought they had "cleaned the slate" in terms of her astronomical medical bills. But then they received a $13,000 bill from the hospital, based on a two-year old test that was reevaluated, and they were demanding payment.According to a Harvard University study, more than 60% of all U.S. personal bankruptcies are linked to illness and unpaid medical bills; even though 78% of those filing for bankruptcy, much like Lesli and her husband, have some form of health insurance.This is an interview not to be missed. Even if you or a loved one is not currently struggling with costly medical issues, what's to say you won't be in the near future?