I am quite curious with this topic about health insurance in the United States. Unlike Germany where it is called a social country, most and maybe all of the people here are having health insurance. If you are Arbeitslos, called in English as unemployed, you have to go to the Arbeitsamt or Employment office to apply and obtain for health insurance and other benefits like such as allowance to pay for an apartment and cost of living.
I also read that there are millions of people in the United States who don’t owned health insurance. For those who can afford it, you might also want to buy life insurance online. This is quite a good investment.
The probable causes of being uninsured in the United States maybe due to; being unemployed and cannot pay for their health insurance and may be because their employer is not offering a health insurance.
According to wikipedia, “the US health care system relies heavily on private and not-for-profit health insurance, which is the primary source of coverage for most Americans. According to the United States Census Bureau, approximately 85% of Americans have health insurance; nearly 60% obtain it through an employer, while about 9% purchase it directly. Various government agencies provide coverage to about 28% of Americans (there is some overlap in these figures).”