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Can You Afford Not to Have Health Insurance? [INFOGRAPHIC]

By The Bailey Group Staff
Published August 13, 2013

can you afford not to have health insurance

WebMD recently created their very own Health Care Reform “resource center” and to celebrate they’ve released this informative infographic all about whether you can afford to not have health insurance under the new health care law.

The Affordable Care Act aims to make health insurance available to more people. The law requires everyone, with only a few special exceptions, to have health coverage by January 1, 2014 or pay a tax. According to WebMD, currently 1 in 4 Americans have no health insurance and would lose almost all of their savings to pay medical bills.

The infographic compares the average cost of different procedures with and without health insurance. For instance, without insurance a broken arm with surgery would cost you well over $16,000 in medical bills. The same surgery with insurance would cost you $4,800. That’s quite a gap.

You can scroll through the infographic below:

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