36 Min Released Aug 11, 2016

The United States of Debt | Ep. 4 | Drowning In Medical Debt

Your health may be your most valuable asset, but for many Americans, it comes at a huge cost. Medical bills are the number one cause of bankruptcy in the United States. In episode 4, host Helaine Olen dives into the pile of bills surrounding America’s healthcare system. Why is going to the doctor such an expensive proposition for so many people? Has the Affordable Care Act changed any of that? And is there a realistic way to avoid surprise medical bills? 

Lastly - learn why even health insurance won’t keep you from going into medical bankruptcy. 

Our guest experts on Episode 4 include Trudy Lieberman, a consumer affairs reporter and longtime expert on healthcare and medical insurance, and professor Joseph Cohen from Queens College at the City University of New York. 

This episode included music by Kai Engel, Chris Zabriskie, and Jingle Punks. 

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