Affordable Health Insurance
Medical bills are the number one cause of debt in this country and in a country where so many people are in debt, there must be a lot of us running around without any health coverage. Having medical insurance is very important but if you work for an employer who does not offer it or work for yourself, then you know how difficult it can be to find affordable health insurance.
I have been contemplating going into business for myself and was shocked at how much health coverage can cost. I am young and in good health. I have never had major health problems or surgeries but I cannot find what I consider to be affordable health insurance. In the searching I have done, I have found that decent coverage would cost me thousands of dollars every year. Like most working folk, I do not have thousands of dollars lying around looking for something to be spent on. My income is spoken for the moment it touches my bank account.
My current employer covers my health insurance with a PPO. I have been covered under HMOs in the past and I can’t imagine going back to that. When it comes to finding affordable health insurance that gives me the options I want and have grown used to, I may be out of luck. When debating expenses such as these, you have to ask yourself whether or not it is worth it. If you want the flexibility to see the doctors of your choice, you will have to pay for that luxury.
Finding affordable health insurance on your own can be very difficult. I have found a few websites that can make this search easier. Check out www.healthinsurancesavings.com or www.self-employed-health-care.com to look over coverage options in your area. Depending on your history and the coverage you want, it may be possible to find affordable health insurance if you spend some time wading through different sites. Just be aware that these sites will require that you divulge some pretty personal information.
If you are not comfortable using the web to search for affordable health insurance you may have to spend hours on the phone with various providers. This can be a very tedious and frustrating venture but having health insurance is vital in today’s world. Beyond the threat of debt, being able to take care of yourself and your family is the most important thing you can do. Being around as long as possible and sharing a healthy life with your family are the most precious things you can ever offer.