Medical debt is on the rise and employees (yup, even those of you with jobs) can’t cover your costs. At least according to a recent study by the Kaiser Foundation and the Center for Studying Health System Change. If this is you, you didn’t need the study to confirm this — or even to say it’s happening.
But the truth of the matter is that these studies will affect policy. And, hopefully (I know — I’m a Polyanna deep down) this will affect your ability to get the healthcare you need without mounting debt.
I just got this video of the young woman that I mentioned recently who is struggling to get back into work and not lose her MASS Health benefits or SSDI. She volunteers for MitoAction and they held a legislative breakfast for the MA legislature last spring. Watch this to hear what she says about the situation.
In my next post, I intend to write about the new ADA legislation. Anyone have any specific knowledge of this or sites that do a particularly good job explaining it?
Rosalind aka cicoach