In September , President Obama addressed congress. He called on lawmakers to protect those, “who live every day just one accident or illness away from bankruptcy.” Below is a link from a recent New York Times article that discusses the impact of how increasing medical expenses are forcing more and more Americans into bankruptcy. This article also addresses how the new healthcare reform legislation could keep more people out of bankruptcy court.

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/11/25/health/policy/25bankruptcy.html?_r=1&th&emc=th