Health is wealth so they say and every person should prepare financially and emotionally for the possibility of any health problems that may come his way at any time in the future. People say the only things certain, predictable and expected in life are taxes and death. Because every person can get sick at any time, illness should also be included in that list.
When he is already afflicted with an ailment and he has not prepared for it financially, a person will only realize the importance of preparing for the possibility of health problems. The sick person is faced not only with pressing health problems but with unpaid bills as well when that time comes. Health care can be expensive. The high cost of health care is not affordable for most people to pay.
The awareness of the importance of getting a health insurance is seen mostly in Americans. Because of a variety of reasons and one of them being increasing cost of health insurance, there are still Americans who do not have healthcare coverage.
Majority of American families can no longer afford the healthcare without a health insurance because of the price of healthcare in the United States is on the rise. Because of the number of people getting in and out of hospital annually, the cost of healthcare has been on the rise. It seems that the unhealthy way of life of most Americans plus the increasing number of old people in America are pushing the demand for healthcare to the limit.
Because of insufficient income, at least half of the American families could not afford health insurance has been shown by studies of research. Most of the small businesses do not offer health insurance or coverage, where most American employees work and earn annually no more than fifty thousand dollars.
There should be more effort to educate the people about these programs offered by the government even though there are existing health coverage programs offered by the government like Medicaid. Some people who may qualify for the government health programs are not aware of the existence of the program and how to qualify for that program. More often, some Americans have not availed of the health programs because of the bureaucracy.
Providing healthcare not only for the parents but also for their children can be perfect definition of responsible parenthood. Free and low cost health programs for qualified children of Americans as well as for children of immigrants are being offered by the government. Coverage for a variety of health expenses like medicine, fee for doctors and even payment for hospitalization are being provided by health programs.
Awareness of the importance of healthcare coverage should be raised by every family. Thus, every family should invest in a quality healthcare program especially at a time when the parents are still able to work and pay for the proper health insurance. Otherwise, families should start researching on the different government health programs and apply for the program which suits them who cannot pay for health insurance but are qualified for State healthcare coverage.