I'm tired of hearing that 60% or more of US bankruptcies are due to medical bills. In law school, one of the first things you cover are logical fallacies.
Basic logical equation:
Sam is a man. Men are mortal. Sam is mortal.
This does not mean:
There is a man named Sam. All men have names. All men are named Sam.
What is another reason why people with high medical bills declare bankruptcy? How about THEY'RE SICK AND CAN'T WORK??? That's why these bankruptcies happen. Don't let people shove this idea down your throat. I am incredibly bothered by the inability of the proponents of this system to debate government sponsored (or run) health care on the merits. The reason it is expensive is due to ridiculous malpractice insurance and Congress-sponsored pharm patents. NOT because we allow private business to run our health care.