Chicago, IL (PressExposure) September 23, 2009 -- /1888PressRelease/ Even though it can be pricey, health insurance is important in staving off such serious illnesses as swine flu, according to an article recently published on InsuranceAgents.com.
The article, titled âSwine Flu More Likely To Affect People Without Health Insuranceâ states, ââ[S]tatistics show that people who donât have health insurance are less likely to seek out medical attention. This is because seeing a doctor to examine flu-like symptoms, taking a trip to the emergency room when feeling severely ill, and purchasing prescriptive drugs for curable sicknesses cost tons of money.â
Since the cost of paying for a doctor visit out-of-pocket is so high, people oftentimes go undiagnosed with minor illnesses because they refuse to seek medical attention. If you have a weak immune system then that minor illness could blossom into a serious problem like swine flu.
Shopping for health insurance quotes should be a top priority. When shopping make sure you are dealing with an experienced health insurance agent who is straightforward, honest, and trustworthy and more importantly: can answer all your questions.
It is also wise to raise your deductible and co-pay in order to lower your premiums. Be sure not to raise them too high though or you could find yourself in a financially restricting situation.
Also, donât forget that if health insurance is just too costly for you, there are several government funded programs that you could be eligible for. Medicare and Medicaid are just two of the programs you should look into for some kind of assistance.
Donât let yourself fall victim to swine flu. Take the first step and find a quality health insurance policy so you can get your check-up and prevent any serious problems with your help. Visit InsuranceAgents.com today to speak with a licensed health insurance agent about why health insurance is crucial for your wallet and your well-being.
Staff contribution: Kyle Fitzsimmons