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Posted May 8th, 2008 by Patient Assistance Team
Until The Economy Do Us Part

Marrying for health insurance is no longer something that people joke about. Over 7% of Americans have stated that they or someone they lived with have married for health insurance benefits alone. Adding someone on to an already existing coverage plan through marriage has become infinitely easier than attaining your own health care coverage through private or government run services. While this isn't a cutting edge trend as of yet, we're beginning to see a rise in this trend as more people begin to realize how big a tie their is between healthcare and the economy.

The poor shape of our economy has effected a lot in the life of an average American's and will continue to do so for quite some time. According to the April 2008 Kaiser Health Tracking Poll that studied the opinions of 2,003 Americans' top personal economic problems, paying for health insurance ranked third at 28% of the poll. The second highest concern, standing one percent higher than paying for health insurance was finding a job or getting a pay raise from that job. And at the top of it all? 44% of the people people polled claimed that paying for gas would be their largest economic concern.

While getting married for health insurance is a viable option, the risks associated with that decision are just as dangerous. The rise in insurance companies imposing a Tier 4 Co-Pay System is continuing to rise, meaning that the medications you need may not even come with any real discount at all. This also puts stress on the individual with the health insurance to stay at their current position just to keep both of you insured.

Like the over 1 million uninsured members of and, you can easily find an alternative solution to marrying for health insurance. Instead of going without seeing a physician, you can easily find a free clinic or a community clinic by using our comprehensive directory to search through and find the closest one to you. Another often overlooked avenue for healthcare assistance is through government benefits programs. Depending on your state, you may be able to find more national and state government benefits programs than you had previously thought you were eligible for.

If your needs are more on the prescription coverage side, there are even easier options for you to take advantage of as well. Patient Assistance Programs provide prescription assistance from major pharmaceutical companies for their medications for no or low cost just by meeting their eligibility requirements. Prescription Drug Cards are free prescription discount cards that allow you to receive up to 90% off the cost of your medications at nearly any pharmacy nationwide just be presenting this easy to attain and use card.

There are more options than simply going without health insurance or getting married for it. To find out more about these solution, visit any of the links above and take advantage of the Patient Assistance Forum to ask any questions you may have.