17% of all Americans don't have any form of health insurance. This is based on a report by the U. S Census Bureau. It's important to note that group health plans are the reason why the majority of these few you have it can afford it.
However, the number of Americans without health insurance may likely increase because most employers are beginning to find it too burdensome to provide their employees with health care benefits. The rising cost of health care is responsible for this new development.
The only way left for the majority who would want to maintain a coverage would be to buy individual health insurance. And, it will be a great help for such people if they can find ways of lowering such cost considerably. Let's see some ways you can lower your costs.
1. This shouldn't be a problem for most people but we'll still have to talk about it. . .
Don't use drugs that have either been banned or have yet to be approved as they will make you pay very high insurance rates if discovered and that's apart from the fact that you're risking your life. Abusing drugs also will make you pay much more.
Along these lines, avoid self-medication for both it's dire consequences and the fact that it will make you pay much higher rates.
2. You may qualify for Medicaid if you're really finding it hard to pay for health insurance coverage. Eligibility rules vary from state to state. But the underlying rule is that you must be a low-income earner.
You can still qualify even if you're employed. It could help reduce your cost if you or any family member qualifies. So find out from your state's Medicaid program if you qualify.
3. Get and compare quotes from five or more quotes sites if you really want to save on Hawaii health insurance. There are hundreds of carriers and a typical quotes site returns quotes from just five to twelve companies. Getting from many different quotes sites means that you'll more likely cover many more insurers. This will make it easier for you to get better rates.
Here are my favorite pages for health insurance quotes. . .
InsureMe Health Insurance Quotes
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