I think there's one thing everyone should agree on though: No matter how we end up paying for our health care, we can afford a lot more of it once we stop being overcharged so much for what we're getting.
Time magazine this week is out with a mammoth, 24,000-word story on the state of the U.S. health care system written by Steven Brill. According to the story, Brill spent seven months researching why health care costs so much in America.
As tens of millions of Americans are paying off medical bills over time, the potential for damaged credit is great. Many government agencies are beginning to take notice. Unfortunately, the consumer credit reporting industry is fighting efforts for consumer protection every step of the way.