Medical Bankruptcies of Crash Deaths and Serious Injuries

Medical Bankruptcies of Crash Deaths and Serious Injuries

July, 2014

Dear Care for Crash Victims Community Members:
One important aspect of crash deaths and serious injuries that is not researched and publicized by NHTSA is medical bankruptcies that result from tragic crashes.  
NHTSA data shows that currently on each average day nearly 100 Americans die of their crash injuries and about 400 Americans suffer serious injuries in crashes.
What NHTSA does not tell us is how many individuals and families also suffer medical bankruptcy.

We do have data on the percentage of all bankruptcies that are due to medical bills in America.  That percentage is 60%.

There is now a play that conveys the preventable anguish that results when the tragedies of serious illnesses and injuries degenerate into medical bankruptcy.  The play is Mercy Killers.

See excerpts from the following Single Payer Action announcement.

“Single Payer Action has been a proud sponsor of Michael Milligan’s one act play — Mercy Killers.

“If you haven’t seen it yet, here’s a clip about the play from when we helped bring Mercy Killers to West Virginia. 

And here’s another from Real News Network about a recent Mercy Killers tour of Maryland.

Michael will be taking Mercy Killers around the country.

Here is the events schedule from the Mercy Killers web site.

Hope you get a chance to see this riveting play.

If you would like to schedule a performance in your area, you can do so through the Mercy Killers contact page.

Onward to single payer.

Russell Mokhiber

Single Payer Action”



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