Health insurance is probably one of the most-contested political issues facing this country right now, and it’s possible that someday something will be done to make health care insurance more affordable for more people. But in the meantime it is going to be up to each and every one of us to do the best we can and to find ways to lower the cost of our health insurance on our own.
But there is a lot more we can all do to find lower-cost health care insurance.
Start by developing a healthier lifestyle. This includes quitting smoking and using all tobacco products. As difficult as this is for most people the fact is that people who do not smoke and who do not use chew or other tobacco products pay a lot less for their health insurance. If you really want affordable health insurance then you’ll bite the bullet and quit smoking.
Unfortunately the same goes for being overweight. Your BMI (Body Mass Index) helps to determine your cost of health insurance. However, even if you can just lose a few pounds you can sometimes drop down a notch on the insurance company’s BMI index and if that happens you can potentially save hundreds of dollars a year in...