AMERICA IS FACING A HEALTH CARE CRISIS
The lack of adequate health care coverage has been a persistent problem in the US. Even with the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, many people cite the high cost of insurance — including a higher co-pay responsibility for basic services and tests — as the primary reason they do not have coverage. The fact that people cannot get affordable preventative care, let alone medical treatment for serious or chronic conditions, is appalling under a government which believes we have the best health care system in the world. Consider the people who suffer in our very broken health care system as a result of insurance providers who are the ones deciding what type of care we can receive, medical providers who bury people in paperwork, and the ridiculously high cost of everything from prescription drugs to surgeries, tests, and other vital services. This is what we are dealing with:
Over 27 million uninsured Americans.
In 2018, 45% of uninsured adults said they remain uninsured because the cost of coverage was too high.
One in five uninsured adults go without needed medical care due to cost. Studies repeatedly demonstrate that uninsured people are less likely than those with insurance to receive preventive care and services for major health conditions and chronic diseases.
Access to health coverage changes as a person’s situation changes. In 2018, 21% of uninsured nonelderly adults said they were uninsured because the person who carried the health coverage in their family lost their job or changed employers. More than one in ten were uninsured because they lost Medicaid due to a new job/increase in income or the plan stopping after pregnancy (13%), and one in ten were uninsured because of a marital status change, death of a spouse or parent, or loss of eligibility due to age or leaving school.
We will donate 12% of the proceeds of every health insurance phone case sold to an organization serving those dealing with a lack of health insurance.