Californians owe more than $400-million in medical debt and its been said it is the number one cause of bankruptcy in America. Here in San Diego, its estimated over 464,000 people have medical debts noted on their credit reports, totaling over $670-million.
One round of chemo is roughly $13-15,000, Cheryl Pascarella from Ramona said, I had 24 rounds.
Cheryl said she knows what its like when the medical bills pile up from her experience ten years ago when she was diagnosed with breast cancer. Cheryl is fortunate, her insurance has helped her keep up with the mounting medical debt but she says she has seen others who were not as lucky.
I watched a woman die because she couldnt pay for her treatment, Cheryl said, explaining a patient she me…