Is America making you sick?
It’s been reported that a group of Occupy Wall Street activists has bought almost $15m of Americans’ personal debt, then subsequently abolished it over the last year to help people pay their bills.
Purchasing the debt at significantly reduced prices, the Occupy’s Strike Debt group has managed to free individuals and families of $14,734,569.87 of debt, spending only $400,000.
I read that this was primarily medical debt, which makes me all smiley inside.
Of course, it’d be best if the system wasn’t so ridiculously messed up that people could actually avoid getting into insane amounts of debt in the first place, or worse DYING from completely curable sickness because they cannot afford quality healthcare.
I was one of about three people that is PRO Obamacare on OM’s recent blog ‘You can keep your healthcare plan’
I would not be suprised if there are people who believe the recipients of the gesture are unemployed, unscrupulous low life’s who are undeserving and should have just died if they couldn’t pay for their healthcare.
Reading through various forums on this issue, I have to be honest and say I haven’t actually heard anyone say those exact words (except Facebook trolls) – that’s my exaggerated interpretation for dramatic effect (but they were pretty close).
I reckon this is a really really good thing (paying off peoples medical bills) What do you reckon?