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Subject:  Re: can't afford health care? ditch cable! Date:  8/9/2011  11:19 AM
Author:  lindytoes Number:  35983 of 61197

Here's the important part of the article:

"But for the majority of Americans, crawling out of medical debt isn’t as simple as changing to a cheaper phone plan. According to a 2007 study, more than 60 percent of all bankruptcies are “actually capsized by medical bills” and most bankruptcy filers are “middle-class, well-educated homeowners” who can probably control their texting addictions. A more recent study published this year found that bankruptcy rates are particularly high among cancer patients, but “much lower for people age 65 and up, who would be eligible for Medicare.”

I will agree with Santorum on one thing -- our cell phones and cable bills are too high. But that is because they have us by the throats -- I have struggled to reduce my costs but the competition is just not there. And some plans want a two year commitment which is highway robbery--I just can't do it. As soon as my two year contract is up with AT&T I am ditching it. I hate AT&T--what they stand for, who they support politically, and their prices/service.
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