Being Uninsured: The Real Cost

(Last Updated On: February 26, 2019)

I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Aflac. I received a promotional item as a thank you for participating.

hospitalThrowing a surprise party is always stressful. You have to pick a location, decide what to cook, and buy decorations. However, the week leading up to my Mom’s Birthday surprise party was even more stressful than I could have ever imagined.

The week of the surprise party my Mom came down with a really bad cold that lead to a sinus infection. She missed a few days of work, and was just generally feeling terrible. However, since the party wasn’t until Saturday I figured she had time to heal. However, on Friday night half of her face became paralyzed and even her eyelid was drooping.

We freaked out and took her to urgent care because we thought she was having a stroke. Turns out it was just a disease called Bells Palsy caused by the infection.

If she wasn’t able to get better so quickly I’m thankful to know Aflac would ave helped cover co-pays, transportation to follow up appointments , and even household expenses like paying the mortgage.

Despite this experience When I graduate I I could easily picture myself not buying insurance because I’m relatively healthy.


That is until I learned about the real cost of going uninsured.

Say I accidentally tripped over our dog Carmella and broke a bone: It could cost up to $11,678

The real cost of a heart attack: $67,769

The real cost of a stroke:$27,521

Experiencing any one of these issues without insurance would be enough to put me in debt for a very long time. I can’t imagine trying to pay those bills as a young professional making an entry level salary.

You can check out the Real Cost Calculator to see what an unexpected medical issue could cost YOU Here.