Personal stories are powerful. They’re also anecdotal. While the real numbers of our health care situation are staggering (number of uninsured, underinsured, costs, etc.), they rarely tell any kind of story.
The Duluth News Tribune ran a series of stories on Sunday covering battles with poverty stemming from medical debt. Opinions on the situations depicted in the stories will vary but the reality remains that we have significant issues to deal with—a difficult economic environment only makes this harder. It’s startling to imagine just how many people are within a job loss or medical disaster from experiencing these same issues.