Did you know that more than 1 in 6 Americans don’t have health insurance?
And that more than half of the uninsured could find insurance for less than $100 per month (under $50 for people under 35)? ( 1 in 5 African Americans are uninsured. 1 in 4 Hispanics are uninsured.)
Most are uninsured because they do not receive coverage from an employer, cannot afford coverage, or were previously denied insurance due to a pre-existing condition. I, myself, have been in all of those situations. In fact, my last jobs did not offer health insurance and my husband’s insurance was much too expensive to have the family on it. Thankfully, we have health insurance now. Plus, for a short while we paid for Kidcare, which in Florida allows you to buy cheaper health insurance for your kids regardless of income.
Did You Know?
The uninsured are exposed to significant financial risk from medical issues, accidents or emergencies. Even young and healthy individuals are at-risk. One trip to the emergency room for a broken arm or a bad ear infection could cost thousands of dollars.
I am working with the Ad Council and Get Covered America to raise awareness about the Health Insurance Marketplace and the financial assistance available. Many of you may be unaware of your health plan options or the March 31st deadline to enroll in subsidized healthcare, so I encourage you to visit http://www.getcoveredamerica.org to learn more.
Also, I will be participating in a Twitter Chat Tuesday March 11th from 1p-2p EST via #TakeCareChat You can join in to learn more about Get Covered America and your options under the ACA. In case you miss that one, there will another one on March 18th from 1p-2p EST as well.
Disclosure: We are being compensated as Twitter Chat Consultants, working with Element Associates, Get Covered America and the Ad Council for this campaign.