Why Do You Need Health Insurance?

  • With medical expenses already very high and constantly rising, a surgery, chronic care procedures or even a short hospital stay can lead to serious financial hardship.
  • Having Tennessee health coverage is directly correlated to access to great health care. Unless you have unlimited financial resources, health insurance is the only way to have a choice in your medical service provider and an opinion in the type of treatment you get.
  • Studies have concluded that people who don't have health insurance coverage usually delay seeing a doctor and increase the chance of becoming more sick before they finally get treatment. Mortality rates among the uninsured for heart disease and many other major health problems are higher than for those who are insured.

Average Individual Tennessee Health Insurance Rates vs. US

Source: NCSL

Average Family Tennessee Health Insurance Rates vs. US

Source: NCSL

Tennessee Residents without Healthcare Coverage vs. US

Source: CDC

Tennessee Obesity Rate vs. US

Source: CDC

Tennessee Diabetes Rate vs. US

Source: CDC

Tennessee Tobacco Usage Rates vs. US

Source: CDC

Important Contact Information

Tennessee Department of Insurance
500 James Robertson Parkway
Davy Crockett Tower
Nashville, Tennessee 37243-0565
Phone: (615) 741-2241
Website

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