Thursday, June 28, 2007

Medical Bills Costly With And Without Insurance

A new University of Florida study shows three millions Floridians under the age of 65 are living without health insurance.

But whether or not you have insurance, you could still be racking up those medical bills.

On Sunday, Scott Rosenbluth attended a fundraiser for his friend Aaron Nichols. Nichols is currently in a coma after being in a car crash on Memorial Day.

Rosenbluth knows all too well how costly medical bills can be. He is currently in remission from cancer.

"Even with medical insurance, the costs are still a little bit significant,” Rosenbluth said. “There's a deductible. His family with be paying for the rest of their lives."

The weekend benefit for Nichols raised over $5,000.

Rosenbluth says personally, he doesn't have health insurance. It's not a choice. Insurance companies have labeled him as a high risk case.

He isn't eligible for coverage for another six months.

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