Unaffordable Healthcare Expenses: The Leading Cause of US Consumer Bankruptcies

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Feature Article by Stephen Lendman
Unaffordabe Healthcare Expenses: The Leading Cause of US Consumer Bankruptcies

by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman)

The US is the only developed nation without some form of universal coverage. The world's richest nation doesn't give a hoot about its ordinary people, serving its privileged class exclusively.

It's no different whether Republicans or undemocratic Dems are in charge, their agendas similar on major issues, differences between them largely rhetorical or what's pursued for political advantage.

Along with food, shelter and clothing, healthcare is a fundamental human right. Yet it's commodified and unaffordable for growing millions of Americans because of its high cost – around double what people in other developed countries pay, an untenable situation.

In America, healthcare is rationed based on the ability to pay. It's a boon to enrich insurers, drug companies and large hospital chains – at
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