Health Insurance

Don't bet big on health law changes when mulling coverage

Why worry about buying health insurance when President-elect Donald Trump plans to dump the requirement that most Americans get coverage?

For the same reason you should always worry about health insurance: Little health problems can easily turn into big bills without it.

"The real risk is something will happen to you, and you won't be able to get care or (you) go broke trying to pay for it," said Karen Pollitz, a senior fellow at the nonprofit Kaiser Family Foundation. Pollitz recalls the time she saw the bill for surgery her son needed after breaking his wrist skateboarding: It would have cost $21,000 if insurance hadn't covered most of it.

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