Editorial: Biden’s plan will mitigate medical debt, but a true solution remains elusive

One of the most dysfunctional aspects of America’s dysfunctional health care system is medical debt. Even insured patients today can find themselves saddled with crushing debt from hospital stays. It’s a problem that will only be solved when America finally joins the rest of the advanced world in creating a true universal health care system. In the meantime, the Biden administration has announced a plan that could somewhat ease the problem.