HealthCompare Urges Patients to Take New Obesity Statistics Into Consideration and Take Action

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Obese patients and patients on the verge of obesity shouldn’t wait for the implementation of the Affordable Care Act to find the required health insurance coverage they need, says HealthCompare.

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Until the Affordable Care Act, many American consumers went without health insurance coverage because it was too expensive, leaving their assets vulnerable.

Obese patients and patients on the verge of obesity shouldn’t wait for the implementation of the Affordable Care Act to find the required health insurance coverage they need.

The director of the CDC, Dr. Thomas Frieden, recently told USA Today that obesity is an epidemic that costs $1,400 more per person per year to treat than treating a normal-weight person, but those facts shouldn’t deter patients because they are the ones that need the coverage most.

Until the Affordable Care Act, many American consumers went without health insurance coverage because it was too expensive, leaving their assets vulnerable. However, as of 2014, every single citizen will be required to find a policy that offers adequate coverage.

HealthCompare says their easy-to-use side-by-side health insurance comparison setup will help those obese and borderline-obese patients who have been avoiding coverage due to the cost find a policy that is more affordable and fulfills the “adequacy” requirement.

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About Health Compare: HealthCompare was launched in 2009 to work with brokers and carriers to help individuals and families easily research, compare, buy, and enroll in the right health insurance plan at the right price. Based in Orange, Calif., it delivers accurate, customized, health insurance quotes for the country's diverse population.

Through a unique partnership with its sister company, CONEXIS, HealthCompare has the ability to quickly reach thousands of COBRA-qualifying consumers and provide them with COBRA alternatives at the moment they become eligible for COBRA benefits. This provides these consumers with an opportunity to enroll in individual or family plans and potentially save hundreds to thousands of dollars on COBRA premiums and, at the same time, rewards referring brokers with referral fee income for the life of each policy.

For more information, visit http://healthcompare.com/ or call 888.748.5152.

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