Health reform began in Massachusetts in 2006. A recent study shows evidence of significant decline in bankruptcy filings there. Another report showed reduced financial stress in Oregon when coverage widened in 2008. The U.S. leads all other countries in bankruptcy due to medical debt. Concerns exist that while reform insures more people, ranks of the underinsured may rise. Wendell Potter, of The Center for Public Integrity, details these facts and more in an article at Truth-Out. LEARN MORE

Posted on February 28, 2014 .