Why Do You Need Health Insurance?

  • Surgical procedures, hospital stays and even ongoing medical treatment can create unmanageable debt without health insurance.
  • Having Ohio healthcare coverage is directly correlated to receiving quality medical care. Except for those with endless wealth, a healthcare plan is the only way to have a choice in your healthcare service provider and a say in the type of care you receive.
  • Analysis has concluded that those who do not have health insurance frequently delay visiting the doctor and increase the risk of becoming more sick before they finally do go to the hospital. The mortality rates for those who are uninsured for heart disease and other similar serious illnesses are greater than for people who have enough health insurance.

Average Individual Ohio Health Insurance Rates vs. US

Source: NCSL

Average Family Ohio Health Insurance Rates vs. US

Source: NCSL

Ohio Residents without Healthcare Coverage vs. US

Source: CDC

Ohio Obesity Rate vs. US

Source: CDC

Ohio Diabetes Rate vs. US

Source: CDC

Ohio Tobacco Usage Rates vs. US

Source: CDC

Important Contact Information

Ohio Department of Insurance
50 W. Town Street
Third Floor - Suite 300
Columbus, Ohio 43215
Phone: (800) 686-1526
Website

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