Forty-six million Americans, including 750,000 South Carolinians, are going uninsured,” Sue Berkowitz, director of the South Carolina Appleseed Legal Justice Center, said in kicking off the forum.study, Berkowitz said that 50 percent of personal bankruptcies in the nation stem from medical bills.
Many more are underinsured, and the numbers of people in both categories have been increasing for years.
At the same time, health care costs have been spiraling out of control for just as long and exacting a crushing toll on household and business finances. Citing a
That’s a staggering figure – 50% of personal bankruptcies in the United States stem from medical bills!