The siren is howling and the ambulance is shifting back and forth weaving through the Monday morning rush hour traffic. The emergency medical technicians are checking your vital signs and
using that “doctor speak” that you hear on television.
The pain in your chest is almost unbearable, yet even through the hazy fog of pain your mind keeps shifting back to one nagging thought, “Why didn’t I buy that health plan? What is Amy going to do? Even if I make it, there’s no way we can afford this!”
Unfortunately, this is a scene that is played out around the country every single day. Here is one more husband and father coming face to face with reality. Instead of, “it will never happen to me,” it has become, “why did this happen to me?”
Will our husband and father survive? If he does, what are the chances that he and his family will resume a normal lifestyle?
Statistically, our fellow has a 40% chance of survival depending on how long he’s been abusing his body. Sadly, with no health insurance coverage and no available cash, the medical bills will likely force him into bankruptcy.
All one needs to do is turn on the TV or tune in a talk radio program and the subject of health insurance will pop up sooner rather than later.
Following up terrorism and the economy, the skyrocketing cost of health insurance is polarizing our country. Our health care system is in major need of revamping but unfortunately our leaders have made it just one more political issue.
In the meantime, the average American continues to grapple with the rising costs or, take a gamble like our friend and hope they beat the odds.
What can one person do?
The first thing you need to do is realize that you MUST have health coverage of some kind, even if only to cover the catastrophic expenses like our friend.
The second thing you can do is to get informed! It’s very difficult to fight a war when you know nothing about the enemy. Yes, most insurance plans are so unwieldy and garbled that they make it almost impossible to understand.
That’s where Your Guide To Good Health Insurance comes in. This guide is not just another “directory” health insurance providers who are advertising their products.
Written in plain English!
That’s correct! We have prepared Your Guide To Good Health Insurance so that anyone can understand the terminology without requiring a law degree.