Why Do You Need Health Insurance?

  • Surgical procedures, overnight hospital visits and even ongoing medication prescriptions can amount to a serious financial burden without health insurance.
  • An explicit correlation exists between having health insurance and good health care. For you to have an opinion in the type of care you receive and the power to choose your healthcare provider, you will either require a healthcare plan or the money to pay for pricey bills.
  • Comparing people with Massachusetts insurance coverage, people who are uninsured suffer from higher mortality rates from heart disease, cancer and other major illnesses. These results occur because people without insurance usually postpone care until their health deteriorates more.

Average Individual Massachusetts Health Insurance Rates vs. US

Source: NCSL

Average Family Massachusetts Health Insurance Rates vs. US

Source: NCSL

Massachusetts Residents without Healthcare Coverage vs. US

Source: CDC

Massachusetts Obesity Rate vs. US

Source: CDC

Massachusetts Diabetes Rate vs. US

Source: CDC

Massachusetts Tobacco Usage Rates vs. US

Source: CDC

Important Contact Information

Massachusetts Department of Insurance
1000 Washington Street, Suite 810
Boston MA 02118-6200
Phone: (617) 521-7794
Website

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