The article said:
“…Texas had the nation’s highest percentage of children under 18 without coverage – 17.9 percent. Nationwide, the percentage was 9.9 percent.”
Lack of health insurance is one of the leading causes of bankruptcy. Medical debt is an outcome that most uninsured individuals simply cannot avoid. Medical procedures for even the simplest problems such as a broken bone or food poisoning can quickly snowball into an avalanche of medical debt priced in the tens of thousands of dollars. According to leading analysts the vast majority of debtors who file bankruptcy cite medical debt as one of the main causes of their financial trouble. Fortunately for debtors who file bankruptcy medical debt can be completely discharged in a Chapter 7 bankruptcy or repaid under reasonable terms in a Chapter 13 bankruptcy .