Rising Medical-Debt Crisis in U.S.: A Conversation with Dr. Margaret Flowers

Rising Medical-Debt Crisis in U.S.: A Conversation with Dr. Margaret Flowers

Photo by Bill Hughes
Photo by Bill Hughes

On Thursday afternoon, March 21, 2013, a demonstration was held at McKeldin Square, in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor. Its purpose was to raise awareness among the citzenry of the rising medical debt in this country and the need to adopt a single payer healthcare system. A recent study documented that nearly “60 percent” of the bankruptcies in the nation are related to an inability to “pay medical bills.” To learn more about this growing economic and healthcare crisis and what can be done about it, see "Access to Health Care, Basic Necessities a Matter of Life or Debt" by Dr. Margaret Flowers and Kevin Zeese. Speaking on camera about this matter is the social justice activist, Dr. Flowers of Baltimore City.