Why Thousands Cross the US Mexico Border to Seek Affordable Health Care is Curbing Medical Bankruptcies

In 2013, an estimated 1,800 medical-related bankruptcy were filed a day. 2013 saw nearly 1,800,000 wives, husbands, kids, and other related family members were affected by these bankruptcies. The high cost of healthcare is the leading cause of bankruptcy, affecting more than 1 million families per year.

Healthcare has become so expensive that even those with health insurance may not be able to afford their $5,000 or $10,000 deductibles, as 57% of Americans have less than $1,000 in their savings.… [Read more]

Dear Mrs. Vera: Should We Be Eating Stem-Cell Bacon?

Dear Mrs. Vera,

Should we be eating Stem-Cell Bacon?

Miss Rumpled Pig Skin, Peoria

Mrs. Vera Newman,San Francisco, California.Photo: Cameron Wolf

Hello Dear Readers! One of the perks of writing a political advice column is the exposure I get to the endless variety of problems facing people faced with problems, and the satisfaction one gets from imagining helping even one single person along the way, at some point.… [Read more]