$1.1 Million in Medical Debt Abolished, Actions in NY and Other Cities

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 21, 2012
CONTACT: OWS PR Team, 347-292-1444
Laura Hanna, laura@hiddendriver.com, 917 821 8092
Ann Larson, annlarsonny@gmail.com, 917 292 5401
Chris Casuccio, christophercasuccio@gmail.com, 631 942 0762
Strike Debt to purchase $1 million in medical debt, cancel it to benefit the public
HEALTH CARE EMERGENCY DELCARED WITH ACTIONS IN NYC & ELSEWHERE:  Matter of #LifeOrDebt
New York–Actions in New York and other cities are planned to mark the purchase and abolition of $1.1 million of medical debt, and to spotlight the sickening reality of healthcare and medical debt in the US.

Access to health care is in danger of becoming a luxury for the rich and those with top dollar insurance, or those lucky enough to simply not get sick. If you don’t fall within those lines, you are at risk of falling into debt just to stay alive and healthy. In the US, millions are struggling with outrageously inflated medical bills and as a result, 62% of bankruptcies are linked to medical debt.

Two events in NYC (http://strikedebt.org/#get-involved for other cities) with Strike Debt, Healthcare for 99%, Physicians for a National Health Program, Occupy Town Square: Continue reading