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Personal Bankruptcies

Ringing Out the Old: Discriminatory Health Insurance Now Outlawed in America

Paul Abrams | Posted 03.03.2014 | Politics
Paul Abrams

As the D.C. media feigns apoplexy over enrollment rates in the Affordable Care Act, the rest of the country will awaken to a world in which people with pre-existing illnesses will be covered and people will not live in constant fear of being an illness away from bankruptcy.

Student Loans Could Be America's Next 'Debt Bomb,' Report Finds

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 02.08.2012 | Business

Growing numbers of Americans are finding themselves bankrupt, with their college diplomas partially to blame. Slightly more than 80 percent of ban...

Medical Bills Drive Americans Into Bankruptcy

The Huffington Post | William Alden | Posted 10.19.2011 | Business

As the economic recovery remains slow, many Americans have found that basic payments have suddenly become unaffordable. Those payments include medi...

In the Wake of the Recession, Bankruptcies Hit Women, Communities of Color Hard

Dory Rand | Posted 07.06.2011 | Chicago
Dory Rand

Every year in Cook County, thousands of women are facing tough choices and making the difficult decision to declare bankruptcy, a decision that has the potential to dramatically change someone's life.

DEBTOR NATION: 11 States Where Bankruptcies Soared In 2010

The Huffington Post | Nicole Hardesty | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Last year was a brutal one for Americans filing for personal bankruptcy, as long term unemployment and dire housing prices caught up to those who had ...

Bankrupticies Soar -- But Not For Businesses

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WILMINGTON, Delaware - Bankruptcies rose 13.8 percent in the year to September 30 but business filings fell for the first time since the start of the ...

Medical Bills Underlie 60 Percent Of U.S. Bankruptcies: Study

Reuters | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Medical bills are involved in more than 60 percent of U.S. personal bankruptcies, an increase of 50 percent in just six years, ...