• Post last modified:October 5, 2020
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Most people assume health insurance isn’t for them because they’ve never had a serious health condition. Imagine one day, you feel your chest tighten as you struggle to breathe for a few minutes before calling an ambulance. You’re rushed to the emergency room, where a doctor informs you that you’ve suffered a heart attack. After a battery of tests and tons of medication, you’re sent to a hospital bed to recover. Finally, you begin to wonder: How much is this going to cost me?

As it turns out, it will cost you more than an arm and a leg.

The National Business Group on Health found that the average cost of a major heart attack is roughly $1 million. For a less severe heart attack, the price tag drops to $760,000. Direct and indirect expenses related to a heart attack include hospital stays, exams, surgery, prescriptions, follow-up visits, time away from work, decreased productivity, and more.

If you have health insurance, most of your cost will be covered by the insurance company, but paying even a small percentage of $1 million will put a dent in your pocketbook.

Next time you choose to eat McDonalds over healthy food, keep in mind that a well-balanced diet and plenty of exercise will likely turn out to be a worthwhile investment in the long run.

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-Paradiso Insurance Team