The Orange County Register talked to Linda Greenfeld, L.A. Care's executive director of commercial products, in "Open enrollment for health insurance begins Monday; here’s what Californians should know". The article features answers to some of the most common health insurance questions and concerns that people have during the Covered California™ Sign-Up Period (previously known as Open Enrollment Period).
Q: Do healthy people need to buy health insurance?
We recommend that everyone buys health insurance — even young people who think they are invincible. You do that because you want to be covered for the things you don’t expect. Life happens. You could be looking at astronomical medical bills if you have to spend a couple of days at the hospital and are not covered.
A gall bladder surgery, for example, could end up costing more than $150,000.
Executive Director of Commercial Products, L.A. Care
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