Month: July 2011

The Root of Bankruptcy in Montana

By Jolene Bach, Rural Dynamics Inc.Last week, Montana Legal Services highlighted that the vast majority of consumers who file for bankruptcy do so as a direct result of medical debt and that three-quarters of those filers had private health insurance.

Dispelling the Myths Surrounding Bankruptcy: Many Montanans Truly Have Nothing Left to Give.

1.5 million people in the United States filed for bankruptcy in 2010, an increase of 13.8% from 2009. Would you have guessed that 42% of all personal bankruptcies were a result of medical expenses and that 78% of the individuals