You and your provider have a big investment in your health. Much of your tax dollars go to scholarships, building state owned medical schools, funding regulatory agencies such as the FDA, HHS, Public Health Services.
Likewise your physician(s), many of whom go into great debt even before earning their first dollar. Their credit rating is now impaired by this investment. Some cannot get a mortgage, and not because of flagrant spending. All the banks and loans institutions are concerned with these days is their ability to make the loan payments. The number of physicians (and other students) who default on their school loans is staggering, and those loans cannot be discharged in a bankruptcy, the same as with tax debt. It's no longer when a city or town decides to fund a young person's medical training.
| PHYSICIAN | APRIL 15, 2017
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