In response to published but unconfirmed reports that health care costs were a leading cause of personal bankruptcy in the U.S., court records of all bankruptcy petitioners in one judicial district were examined. The records were analyzed by income, employment, debt categories and amounts. Within the limitations of the study, health care costs seem not to have played a significant role in the financial lives of this population.
Research Article|June 01 1982
Health Care Costs and Personal Bankruptcy
J Health Polit Policy Law (1982) 7 (3): 734-739.