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Medical bankruptcy in the United States, 2007: results of a national study.
Illness and Injury as Contributors to Bankruptcy
To investigate medical contributors to bankruptcy, 1,771 personal bankruptcy filers in five federal courts and subsequently completed in-depth interviews with 931 of them indicated that 1.9-2.2 million Americans (filers plus dependents) experienced medical bankruptcy.
Extreme Financial Strain: Emergent Chores, Gender Inequality and Emotional Distress
- D. Thorne
- 24 February 2010
This qualitative study examines the gendered division, and emotional effects, of household financial labor among severely indebted couples prior to filing consumer bankruptcy. Interviews with 19…
Medical Bankruptcy: Still Common Despite the Affordable Care Act.
Did Bankruptcy Reform Fail? An Empirical Study of Consumer Debtors
- Robert M Lawless, Angela K. Littwin, Katherine M. Porter, John A. E. Pottow, D. Thorne, E. Warren
- 1 June 2008
Just three years ago, Congress enacted controversial amendments to the Bankruptcy Code. The proponents claimed that the changes would drive the "can pay" debtors (of which there were supposedly many)…
Medical bankruptcy in Massachusetts: has health reform made a difference?
The Increasing Vulnerability of Older Americans: Evidence From the Bankruptcy Court
Debt has become the common denominator of American life. From young people taking on student loans to older Americans struggling to pay for health care costs and prescription medications, anxiety…
Discounting the debtors will not make medical bankruptcy disappear.
David Dranove and Michael Millenson seem determined to deny that financial fallout from illness pushes middle-class families into bankruptcy, but the data from the bankruptcy courts are undeniable.
The Failure of Bankruptcy's Fresh Start
An untested assumption of Chapter 7 bankruptcy is that it rehabilitates debtors for a fresh start in the economy. Using original, longitudinal data, we examine this assumption against the realities…
'No Money Down' Bankruptcy
This Article reports on a breakdown in access to justice in bankruptcy, a system from which one million Americans will seek help this year. A crucial decision for these consumers will be whether to…