Confusion, Cost Lead Some Californians To Go Uninsured

Scott Belsha says he opted out of buying health insurance because he has never had it and has managed to stay healthy.i i

hide captionScott Belsha says he opted out of buying health insurance because he has never had it and has managed to stay healthy.


Stephanie O’Neill for NPR

Scott Belsha says he opted out of buying health insurance because he has never had it and has managed to stay healthy.

Scott Belsha says he opted out of buying health insurance because he has never had it and has managed to stay healthy.

Stephanie O’Neill for NPR

Despite a surge in enrollment in the two weeks before the April 15 deadline to enroll for health insurance under the federal health law, many more Californians still haven’t signed up, and they’re unlikely to.

Many people are uninterested, confused or skeptical.

Scott Belsha, from Long Beach, Calif., falls in the skeptical category.

“I’ve been consumed with living my life, and I’m fortunate to be healthy,” he says. He works as a musician and carpenter, and he’s never had health insurance. His parents, who own a small business, always paid cash for medical care, most of which they were able to get from a doctor friend.

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Article source: http://www.npr.org/blogs/health/2014/04/25/306440333/confusion-cost-lead-some-californians-to-go-uninsured?ft=1&f=131849999

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