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A right to health care could stop medical bankruptcies.

According to the National Bankruptcy Forum, medical debt is the #1 reason people file for bankruptcy in the United States. [131] In 2017, about 33% of all Americans with medical bills reported that they “were unable to pay for basic necessities like food, heat, or housing.” [131] If all US citizens were provided health care under a single-payer system medical bankruptcy would no longer exist, because the government, not private citizens, would pay all medical bills.

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