(PRWEB) February 11, 2005
If youÂre one of the shrinking number of Americans fortunate enough to have an employer-sponsored health care coverage plan, itÂs possible that you havenÂt yet noticed the rapid escalation of national health insurance cost. Even though theyÂre currently being squeezed between a slow economic recovery and rising group care plan rates, most U.S. employers are still only passing along around twenty-seven percent of their employee-centered insurance costsÂbut that still leaves the rest of us with their problem of vanishing affordable healthcare alternatives and a limited number of resources to help us try and avoid them besides.
This "crisis" in the field of healthcare insurance has been and continues to be a page-one concern; as the world's most expensive health insurance system becomes ever more costly while leaving fully one-seventh of this nationÂs population uninsured.
Over the last few years health care cost in the form of both monthly premiums and claims payouts from major national carriers such as Fortis, Humana and Blue Cross have quite literally been spiraling up out of control and looking ahead, there seem to be few signs pointing to reasons for consumers to suspect the pace of those increases to slow. Healthcare related expenses continue to soarÂgrowing at about eight times the general rate of inflation. Numbers like those are whatÂs made the United States the worldÂs healthcare cost, as a percentage of average income, leader.
And the information weÂre getting, on the relative health levels of our general population, seems to indicate we haven't been getting a whole lot for our money.
There are at this moment, roughly twenty some odd nations whose citizens enjoy a higher average life expectancy rate than citizens of the United States. In such a seemingly harsh environment, it seems only reasonable for the folks over at Anthem Health Quotes to have concluded that justifiably worried consumers would need and could truly use a sales free informational to guide them through the increasingly complex process of seeking out independent sources for affordable healthcare insurance.
That said, itÂs still true that roughly two-thirds of U.S. residents retain access to health insurance as a result of work, that number is locked in a free-fall like declineÂas a weakened job market has combined with rising costs to add to a problem that includes about forty-million fellow Americans who presently lack health insurance coverage entirely. Even those lucky enough to still think of health insurance as an employment right, are beginning to feel the need seek out reliable information on what the individual and family insurance marketplace has to offer.
About Anthem Health Quotes
Since its founding Anthem Health Quotes has served as both a provider of a range of affordable health and medical insurance quotes and a means for consumers to make contact with the potential cost savings offered by their neighborhood agencies to a wide assortment of consumers nationwide. Anthem Health Quotes is a service that connects consumers shopping for health insurance with licensed agents in California who represent major nationwide health insurance carriers. This personalized service is available free of charge on their website at: http://www.anthem-quotes.com.
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