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Brigham Young University Law School

2011

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State Mandated Disability Insurance As Salve To The Consumer Bankruptcy Imbroglio, Alena Allen Dec 2011

State Mandated Disability Insurance As Salve To The Consumer Bankruptcy Imbroglio, Alena Allen

BYU Law Review

From Main Street to Wall Street, Americans are hurting. In 2009, over 1.4 million families filed for bankruptcy. Researchers examining the causes of bankruptcy discovered that as many as sixty-two percent of all bankruptcies were precipitated by a medical crisis. Because many Americans are living paycheck to paycheck and lack disability insurance, when a medical crisis strikes, bank accounts are quickly depleted by the amalgam of high medical bills and lost wages. Disability insurance provides needed wage replacement when a worker is unable to work due to an illness or injury. This Article presents the case for statemandated disability ...