Skip to Content
chevron-left chevron-right chevron-up chevron-right chevron-left arrow-back star phone quote checkbox-checked search wrench info shield play connection mobile coin-dollar spoon-knife ticket pushpin location gift fire feed bubbles home heart calendar price-tag credit-card clock envelop facebook instagram twitter youtube pinterest yelp google reddit linkedin envelope bbb pinterest homeadvisor angies

In today’s economy, serious medical diagnoses don’t just take physical and emotional tolls—they can also leave many patients with extreme financial difficulties. In fact, medical treatment was responsible for 62% of bankruptcy cases in 2007.

This news report shares the story of a breast cancer patient whose family faced dire financial problems following her diagnosis. As her husband’s company was going out of business, her family was left with no medical coverage to pay for treatment. The family had to use what limited income they had to afford everyday expenses like food and rent.