Our medical care is patchwork that has gaps in it. People talk about 47 million that do not have medical insurance. I hope most people understand that is an inflated number. Yet, there are too many who cannot afford health insurance.
We hear less about the 700,000 bankruptcies each year as a result of medical expenses. Medical expenses are the major cause of 62% of all bankruptcies. 78% of those people have health insurance. Something bad wrong there. The social safety net has missed them.