When Medical Care Compromises Financial Health
Universal health insurance may be on the horizon, but a growing body of empirical research has shown that, even for those who enjoy health insurance, medical crises can push families to the financial brink, causing them to load up credit cards, miss work, forgo additional care, lose their homes to foreclosures, and even declare bankruptcy. This panel explored these problems and debated potential solutions, including insurance regulation, paid family leave, and reforms to the tax code, the bankruptcy code and debtor-creditor laws. Panelists included Melissa Jacoby, Cathy Schoen, Matt Selig, Christopher Robertson, and I. Glenn Cohen
Watch the lecture here.