posted on Apr, 6 2010 @ 11:11 PM
Millions of Americans go bankrupt every year due to medical bills
It would be a compelling article if it were true. But of course, it's not.
Millions of American go bankrupt every year due to medical bills, eh? Well according to the American Bankruptcy Institute 1.4 million people declared
bankruptcy in 2009, and that was the highest number since 2005. So, no, "millions" do not file for bankruptcy every year period, let alone from
medical bills. The ABI, which is the leading institution studying bankruptcy in the US blames most
of the bankruptcies on unemployment and
ABI is the largest multi-disciplinary, nonpartisan organization dedicated to research and education on matters related to insolvency. ABI was founded
in 1982 to provide Congress and the public with unbiased analysis of bankruptcy issues.
I haven't even bothered to get into this article because I researched literally the first objective claim that the author made and it was totally
bogus. He just made it up, because he wants to tell everyone how bad the US is.
What are the motives of someone who just lies about America, to Americans, in order to make us think our lives are bad? He literally wants us to
Isn't it time that you continue their journey?
Wtf? Why does this guy even care where I live? If he was looking out for my best interests - which of course he's not, no random person writing
editorials is - he wouldn't have to lie about it. If it was really so bad, he wouldn't have to lie about it. If we thought it was so bad and we
could move, we just would. He's not changing anyone's minds. He's just a jerk who hates America.
Pred, I like all of your threads. You do a great job, but I think presenting this article was a serious lapse in your otherwise consistently high
quality thread producing performance. It's false, it's a lie to promote a message that everyone either already believes will not be convinced of by
this nonsense. Don't publish lies about America.
[edit on 4/6/10 by OnceReturned]