06 Aug

700K in the US file for medical bankruptcy every year. In Japan 0. Germany: 0. This.

This:

“‘Without insurance, we would have lost our house, decimated the college funds, spent every bit of savings we had, and, six years later, I’m sure we’d still be paying off those bills. Or we would have gone bankrupt. Some 700,000 Americans every year declare bankruptcy because of medical bills. The number in Japan? Zero. The number in Germany? Zero.'”

(Via Cory Doctorow: Without insurance, we would have lost our house,….)