Shining City on a Hill

Health

We live in a country where companies can legally purchase the personal information of people holding expired medical debt – debt that can no longer be collected in court due to the statute of limitations. Yet, it is somehow legal for these debt-buying companies to approach these debtors for repayment, despite the expiration of that debt and the fact that it cannot be collected in court. This is legal. The law allows this.

We also happen to be the only country where medical debt such as this even exists as a thing. No other modern, industrialized, 1st world country allows its citizens’ lives to be ruined over debt incurred as a result of illness. Every other country has this figured out better than we do. Why don’t we? Lots of reasons, none of them good, lots of them ugly. 

The depravity of all of this shocks the conscience. 

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