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Doctor tells House panel about rising medical bankruptcies

A doctor who co-authored the first nationwide study on the medical causes of bankruptcy will testify today at 11am before a House subcommittee. The doctor will testify on the alarming rise in the share of all bankruptcies caused by medical illness and medical bills. Nearly two-thirds of all personal bankruptcies in 2007 were linked to medical bills or illness.

To watch the webcast on the medical bankruptcies.