Here in Atlanta, we are all well-aware of the exorbitant costs of health care. A visit to the doctor for a minor ailment can result in a bill for hundreds of dollars -- even for those who have insurance. A major injury or illness can set a person back tens of thousands of dollars, making it impossible to make ends meet.
Today, medical bankruptcy is the most common reason that people file for bankruptcy. What makes this fact particularly frightening is that almost 80 percent of people who file for bankruptcy because of medical debt have insurance.