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ABI Endowment-Funded Research that Found Individuals with Gap in Medical Coverage More Than Twice as Likely to File for Bankruptcy - Ep. 234

ABI Consumer Committee Co-Chair Jon Jay Lieberman of Sottile & Barile LLC (Loveland, Ohio) talks with Profs. Brook E. Gotberg of the University of Missouri School of Law (Columbia, Mo.) and Michael D. Sousa of the University of Denver Sturm College of Law (Denver) about their research finding that individuals who experienced a gap in medical care coverage over a two-year period were roughly twice as likely to file for bankruptcy as those who retained continuous coverage. Their research appeared in the Summer 2019 edition of the ABI Law Review and was funded in 2016 by ABI's Anthony H.N. Schnelling Endowment. Profs. Gotberg and Sousa detail their research, which examined data from a national survey of adults from 2004 through 2014 that indicates that the principal predictor of consumer bankruptcy is a lapse in medical insurance coverage. To view the Law Review article, please click here (ABI membership required.).

Podcast Date: 
Monday, September 30, 2019