You have protection from unexpected, high medical costs.
Health insurance provides important financial protection in case you have a serious accident or sickness.
People without health coverage are exposed to these costs.This can sometimes lead people without coverage into deep debt or even into bankruptcy.It's easy to understand how much medical care can cost:
- Fixing a broken leg can cost up to $7,500.
- The average cost of a 3 day hospital stay is around $30,000.
- Comprehensive cancer care can cost hundreds of thousands of dollars