Living without health insurance is something millions of people face each day. The 2009 National Health Interview Survey showed 46.3 million Americans under 65 were uninsured. While these are the most recent figures, the number of uninsured Americans has been on the rise for years and it’s probably safe to assume that trend will continue as the economy continues to slowly recover from the recession. People have all sorts of reasons for not having health insurance, but cost is by far the biggest factor.
Are you living without health insurance? How does that affect your daily life? How do you get care when you need it? What kinds of tough choices have you had to make about whether or not to seek treatment for yoursel or your family?