Sarah Giron wants health insurance, but she says it's just not in her budget. "It's so expensive," says the 34-year-old stay-at-home mom in Riverside County.
Her husband, an aerospace worker, gets health insurance at work at a very reasonable rate — just $25 is deducted from his paycheck every other week to cover the cost, she says. But family coverage that includes the Hemet mom and her 2-year-old daughter would cost around $700 a month, she says, and that's just too pricey.
Andy Carter, president and CEO of The Hospital & Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania, takes over our health care blog this week.