Every day in Baltimore, someone goes to the hospital or doctor's office for treatment of a disease or ailment. Unfortunately, sometimes the medical bills that pile up that are a result of the condition being treated can cause substantial medical debt.
Illness is the most common cause of personal bankruptcy in the United States, and the cost of drugs being a primary reason. Individuals fighting cancer face a particularly large risk of going into bankruptcy, as cancer drugs today cost approximately twice as much as they did ten years ago. For example, of the twelve new cancer drugs that the Federal Drug Administration approved last year, eleven cost more than $100,000 per year.