What would you do if you were experiencing pain or discomfort in the center of your chest for a few minutes?  A) Read my medical insurance policy  B) Make some calls to get health insurance quotes C) seek emergency care immediately and make sure I have my medical insurance card with me.  Congratulations if you answered C.  The rest of you may want to read this blog.

According to the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI) “approximately 1.1 million people in the United States experience a heart attack.  Of these heart attacks, almost 460,000 lead to death.”  Perhaps you answered B to the question above.  I have some tough news for you.  You are too late.  Not one single major medical insurance provider is going to insure while you are having chest pains.  You won’t be able to hide it from the medical insurance carriers, either.  It shows up in blood tests.  I know you have been thinking about getting some medical insurance.  Just haven’t gotten around to it yet.  After all you are healthy.  Never sick a day in your life.  Medical insurance is something you get down the road but not for you.  Even if your Dad had his first heart attack at 50.  Did you know heart disease runs in families?  Medical insurance will provide you with the opportunity to get a FREE check up every year.  A check up usually includes a blood test.  It’s called preventive care.  If medical insurance is something you have really wanted to do for a while, give us a call at Insurance Medics.  We will be happy to furnish you with some no obligation health insurance quotes.  It’s really simple and doesn’t take more than a few minutes.

The American Heart Association (AHA) has some very educational information about heart attacks.  Of the 460,000 Americans who die of a heart attack every year almost half of those die very suddenly before they can get to a hospital.  That’s one of the reasons it’s so important to have medical insurance so you can get a check up every year.  Heart disease is the number 1 killer of both men and women usually striking men after the age of 45 and women after the age of 50.  Here are the warning signs of a heart attack according to the AHA:

Chest Discomfort

Discomfort in other areas of the upper body

Shortness of breath

Breaking out in a cold

Sweat

Nausea

Light-headedness

Sense of impending doom