It is no secret that the American society is advanced in many ways. As a whole, we are a wealthy country. We are a democratic country. We are a free country. The citizens of American society have rights that citizens of many other countries have never known. Yet, despite all our wealth and all our rights, many Americans are without proper health care coverage.
The people of American society have various reasons for not having health insurance, but the main reason from which all other reasons stem is money. Many people just do not have the money it takes to pay for a health insurance policy. People can generally get a good deal on health insurance if they purchase it through their employers, but not everyone is employed or works for a company that offers health benefits, and individual health insurance policies are much more expensive than the group insurance policy rates employers offer.
Health care is expensive, and health insurance is supposed to help cut the cost of health care; however, while health insurance does help us pay for health care, is heath insurance itself too expensive? For many, the answer is yes.
Regardless of how wealthy American society is as a whole, there are millions of Americans who can’t afford health insurance. Maybe they work for an employer who doesn’t offer a health insurance package. Maybe they just have too many other bills and can’t afford the additional health insurance bill. Maybe they’re self-employed and just don’t bring in enough income to pay for individual health insurance.
If you work for an employer who doesn’t offer health insurance, are self-employed, or just otherwise can’t afford health insurance, don’t give up. Contact your state’s insurance bureau and seek advice. They may be able to point you in the direction of a health insurance company or program that specifically caters to people who can’t afford health insurance for whatever reason.