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As Layoffs Increase Nationally, Atlanta's Coverdell Launches Suite of Healthcare Discount Programs; Saving Consumers Up to 60 Percent on Healthcare Spending
Date:3/10/2009

re also suited for people without health insurance who need options for managing their healthcare costs.

"We've designed these plans to help the greatest number of people possible. Anyone who wants to save money on their healthcare can join Reassurance Health: people with or without health insurance; people who have been laid off; single or married; young or old," said DiBenedetto.

Because Reassurance Health is not insurance, there are no physical examinations or personal restrictions other than a 12-month waiting period on pre-existing conditions. These plans are not available in Florida, Kentucky, Connecticut, New Jersey, Nevada, Oregon, Texas, Vermont and Washington.

By the Numbers (Note to reporters/editors: Additional background is available at www.ReassuranceHealth.com/press)

  • Forty-seven million people in the U.S. lack health insurance, including eight million children under the age of 18.
  • 83 percent of the uninsured are in working families
  • The average American family spent more than $3,200 a year on health-related expenses not covered by their insurance, according to the U.S. Department of Labor's 2005 Consumer Expenditures survey.
  • 11 million non-elderly Americans (ages 18-64) with chronic physical illnesses (such as heart disease, diabetes, and asthma) are not getting the medical care they need due to lack of health insurance coverage.
  • 62.1 percent of Americans without health insurance live in households with a full-time worker; 21.3 percent with a part-time worker
  • Nationally, 41 percent of uninsured adults report being unable to see a doctor when needed due to costs involved, compared to nine percent of adults who have healthcare coverage.

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