Higher Health Insurance For Smokers

Higher Health Insurance For Smokers

According to a survey which was taken on November in 2006 the majority of Americans think that smokers and the obese people should be paying more for their health insurance policies. At the same time, the people who were surveyed didn’t know how to assist the millions of American citizens who currently have no health insurance.

The total number of surveyed people was more than 1,500, and 80% of them believed that the current American health care system should be improved. In 2006 it was estimated that about 46 million people in America had no health insurance. Furthermore that study indicated that 60% of those surveyed people specified favoring elevated insurance premiums for people who smoke. Also, 30% of them preferred higher insurance premiums for the obese people in the US.

In 2006 the health insurance industry surprisingly started supporting universal health insurance plan for American citizens. The rate of uninsured Americans is still rising while the prices for health care and prescription drugs are dramatically escalating. Continue reading