Medical Debt Relief Act Evens Things Out…Slightly

From 1999 to 2009, premium costs for family insurance have risen by one hundred and thirty one percent. That's easily over three times the rate at which wages rose during this time. In the recession, millions of jobs have been lost, putting workers who have just lost their jobs at risk of additionally living without health insurance. For those who continue to be employed, employers are pushing more of the costs of health insurance onto their workers as they struggle with economic uncertainty. Also, there are blue collar and retail workers, waitresses and the like who are paid less, work harder and are not offered health insurance plans at their jobs. No wonder that Americans are struggling to pay their medical bills. Read more [...]