Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Is Health Insurance Literally for Everyone?

Health insurance is one of the most important things you can do to yourself and for your family. Whether you are U.S. citizen or just a resident in California, it is of vital importance that you secure health insurance. A lot of people go to California to seek job opportunity. Some even take their whole family to start anew in the state. However, sometimes accidents hamper or even destroy a lot of family’s dreams of a new beginning.

Health insurance is important if you want to protect your health, quality of life, or financial security. Catastrophic medical disasters can be prevented if you are covered by a health insurance to shield you from serious medical debts and future treatments and surgeries if necessary.

However, even though everybody is aware of the importance of health insurance, a lot of people just cannot afford health insurance coverage. This problem has been the same since time immemorial. Not everybody can afford even the basic necessities in life let alone added insurance for protection from life’s trials and tribulations. Well, until now.

On January 9, 2007, California Gov. Schwarzenegger proposed universal health insurance coverage to make health insurance coverage mandatory for all those living in California, even including illegal citizens in the state.

This is a bold move coming from the Governor. Although fueled by humanitarian considerations, it is however yet to be seen whether the Governor’s proposal would come to be. In any case, the thought of being insured, for all who are residing in California, rich and poor alike, is like a dream of utopian community concretized.