A reader sent me another link about the Health Affairs article stating that half of the people filing for bankruptcy did so due to health care expenses, this one from Todd Zywicki at the Volokh Conspiracy. His basic point is that the numbers in the survey result from changing how the causes of bankruptcy are measured rather than a change in the types of people who are filing for bankruptcy. In any case, his critique seems better argued than the one I linked to yesterday.

The chart listing the causes (from the original article) can be found here.