The Benefits of Health Insurance


Consider this. Bankruptcies resulting from unpaid medical bills will affect millions of people this year—making health care the number 1 cause of bankruptcy filings*. Health insurance could protect you from a mountain of debt should you have an unexpected illness or injury. 

Typical Costs of an Injury

Take a look at what some common health issues could cost you if you do not have health insurance.



Take a look at what some common health issues could cost you if you do not have health insurance.

Shoulder Surgery:
Estimated total costs without insurance: $7,000 - $21,000
Estimated total costs with insurance: $1,422 - $3,802

Emergency Room Visit for a Broken Arm:
Estimated total costs without insurance: $8,095
Estimated total costs with insurance: $310

ACL Surgery:
Estimated total costs without insurance: $20,000 - $50,000
Estimated total costs with insurance: $800 - $3,000



* The findings are from NerdWallet Health, a division of the price-comparison website. It analyzed data from the U.S. Census, Centers for Disease Control, the federal court system and the Commonwealth Fund, a private foundation that promotes access, quality and efficiency in the health-care system.

Sources:
Emergency Room Visit For A Broken Arm
Shoulder Surgery
ACL Surgery

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