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The #1 Cause of Bankruptcy Is….

By October 2, 2018No Comments

Quick quiz: What’s the number #1 cause of bankruptcy in the United States?

Most of us think it’s mortgage costs, unpaid credit-card debt, or even college costs. The real answer is: medical bankruptcy.

So, let’s break this down…

  • Bankruptcies resulting from unpaid medical bills will affect nearly 2 million people per year.
  • Outside of bankruptcy, about 56 million adults – more than 20% of the population – will still struggle with healthcare-related bills that they can’t pay off by year end.
  • More than 11 million people will take on additional credit-card debt to cover mounting medical bills; 10 million will be unable to pay for necessities like rent, food and utilities because of these bills.
  • More than 25 million people are skipping prescription doses, taking less prescribed medication or delaying refilling prescriptions to save money. (source: CNBC report)

Drew Carver’s story is a prime example of how bankrupt the current “sick care” (not healthcare) system is. Real healthcare protects individuals and saves their lives without punishing them with surprisingly exorbitant hospital fees.

What does this mean for you and your family?

Let’s face it, the current “sick care” system will not be fixed overnight. But each individual can take more responsibility for their health and the health of their loved ones. And reframing it in a POSITIVE way … Wouldn’t you love to have a “healthcare” system that you control, that keeps you vibrant and healthy, and significantly reduces hospital visits, prescription drugs, and invasive treatments?

Here are some health tips you can do NOW…

  • Take an inventory of your bodily aches and pains, and how they may be affecting you negatively. A certain segment of our patient base will wait until the pain is unbearable, where they cannot even move their neck to drive safely, or pick up their kids for fear of “my back going out.” Don’t wait that long to get help! The source of your pain may be subluxation, and that’s why we do what we do—to help remove those physical interferences.
  • Are you at your ideal weight for your body? Are you eating “well?” And what does that mean for you or your loved ones (it’s not a one-size-fits-all kind of thing)? More and more, research is proving the axiom: “You are what you eat.” Paying attention to what you take into your body can make a HUGE difference in your immunity to disease, your energy, and your longevity! A great place to start is to check out Cambiati Wellness for info on eating in a healthy, sustainable, and fun way.
  • Are you moving your body, making sure you’re not sedentary? It can be as simple as a 15-minute walk over your lunch break, taking your dog out for a walk regularly, or taking the stairs instead of the elevator. You can learn more about moving and feeling better from BodyZing.

Most of all, be confident that YOU know your body best—YOU are in control of your own health care. And know that it’s never too late to start to get healthy!

Intrigued? More questions? Give Dr. Christina or Dr. Brian a call at Rivulet Chiropractic at 925-385-8353 or email us at to set up a consultation.