Tag: health insurance
The United States spent $2.6 trillion on health care in 2010 – more than any other country in the world. Yet based on research from a collaborative effort within the National Academy of Sciences, Americans live shorter lives and experience more injuries and illnesses than people in similar high-income countries. Explored America’s health (dis)advantages in the following infographic from Master of Science in Nursing Degrees.
Many travellers and holidaymakers from the UK do not know the benefits of carrying an EHIC (European Health Insurance Card) when in the EU, however it is a holiday essentials. The EHIC replaced the old E111 back in 2006. The following infographic from Holidaysafe provides detailed information onf what the EHIC actually is.
The following infographic from iCanBenefit.com sheds light on what the Affordable Care Act is and how it will affect you. ObamaCare has a lot of controversy around it, and will provide subsidies for low income families with Health Insurance Exchanges. However, if you make over $45,000 you will not qualify for any subsidies and individual health insurance plans will be more expensive to obtain.
This infographic from Health Insurance Resource Center helps Americans determine whether they will be eligible for a health insurance premium subsidy under the Affordable Care Act aka Obamacare. The original piece accompanies a story by blogger Maggie Mahar, who explains not only how eligibility for health insurance tax credits is determined, but also how much recipients should expect to receive.
There are plenty of interesting facts and statistics about health insurance that the average citizen isn’t aware of. For example, did you know that 41% of working age Americans either have medical bill problems or are currently paying off medical debt and that medical bills are a major factor in more that 60% of the personal bankruptcies in the United States?
Health care is a universal necessity for all individuals. Without it, the personal cost of everything from dental procedures to eye care can be a serious dent to your wallet. Health care is also a key component of our economy. However, we are only ranked #37 by the World Health Organization’s analysis of health services in the world. Why is health care so costly in the U.S?