If you’ve ever been sick or injured, you know how important it is to have health insurance coverage. Health-related insurance provides financial coverage for medical expenses resulting from illness or accidental bodily injury. Covered expenses can include: preventive and diagnostic care, hospitalization, surgery, physicians’ fees, maternity care and medication. It gives you peace of mind of knowing that no matter what kind of care or procedure you or a family member might require, you won’t have to worry about shouldering the cost on your own.
Health insurance facts according to an August 2008 report issued by the CDC National Center for Health Statistics:
- 82% of adults have had contact with a health care professional in the past year
- 91% of children have had contact with a health care professional in the past year
- 1.1 billion patients have made visits to doctor offices and hospital outpatient and emergency rooms in 2006