8 reasons you must have health insurance
Updated: Feb 23, 2022
Today, over 90% of U.S. residents have health insurance, with significant gains in health coverage occurring in recent years. However, this trend shows signs of reversing, with the uninsured rate increasing between 2017 and 2018. Health insurance facilitates access to care and is associated with lower death rates, better health outcomes, and improved productivity. Nearly 28 million individuals lacked coverage in 2018, putting their physical, mental, and financial health at risk..t.