I said it’s needless & cruel to determine if medical debt is “mostly” or “somewhat” to blame for bankruptcies. Concepts like “somewhat” and “mostly” are useless because things are so intertwined.
Some folks disagreed, despite having never been seriously ill. Lets discuss.
Fortunately I had health insurance, and my co-pays were reasonable.
What really put me over tho, was all the “incidentals”. The extra things you pay for add up.
And every day you spend traveling and then waiting in a doctors office USA day you don’t get paid to work.
I had to pay to travel out of state. I had to pay for my hotel room. I had to pay for food. I had to pay for extra food and lodging when I needed a second round of testing.
Maybe if insurance had covered everything, I could have afforded the travel.
Maybe if travel was cheaper, I could’ve better afforded insurance cost. Idk.
All of it combined put me in debt. Arguing over which thing was the “biggest” cause is just insulting.
The idea we have to pick “most”
Or “somewhat” is ridiculous because all these things are intertwined.
And we need multifaceted solutions.