With Medical bills I realize it is horrible for folks and for many BK is truely the only way for them to survive with them. However, it must be said SOMEONE is paying for those bills in someway. If hospitals have to write off huge amounts of money that money gets taken away from hardworking nurses, prevents new equipment being bought, etc. Or staff doesn't get replaced when people quit and patient care suffers. Then everyone is angry because their nurse (who might being caring for 6-8 patients) was slow to answer their call lights when they need pain meds. What they don't realize the nurse is in the next room caring for the patient who just passed away and comforting their family because all the nurse aides were let go to save money, who could have helped so the nurse could get the pain meds.
Its a vicious cycle and no one wins.
Ummm... with all due respect, you could make this argument about a lot of things. Frankly, if the hospital can't afford to staff appropriately, it will go out of business (and I say this with a sister who is in financial administration of an 8-hospital network). The OP declaring bankruptcy that includes hospital bills is hardly killing people.
And if the nurse can't do her job appropriately (and by that, I mean "not nasty") then she should be fired.