An NPR piece on Medical Debt Raining down Pain On Families in Florida

[Robert] Blendon says the poll found that among Floridians who have experienced serious financial problems in the past two years (problems like spending down savings, not being able to afford necessities and racking up credit card debt), 76 percent had health insurance.

Consider the case of Wilson Gamboa ”” one of the Floridians polled.

Gamboa has a black Suzuki C50 motorcycle in his garage. But he hasn’t driven it in two years since his health insurance premiums went up by $50 a month.

“It’s been a while,” says Gamboa. “I start her up regularly ”” you know, just to make sure the wheels keep going and the engine stays lubed ”” but she’s sitting there now.”

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