August 13, 2008

For Better or Worse, For Richer or Poorer, For Co-Pays and Deductibles.....

"I [your name] take you [your partners name] for my lawful [wife/husband], to have and to hold, from this day forward, for better, for worse, for richer, for poorer, for co-pays and deductibles, in sickness and in health, until death do us part."

For co-pays and deductibles?? Could health insurance really be included in modern wedding vows? Well, maybe not in the wedding vow itself (unless you want to that is), but according to New York Times' reporter Kevin Sack, health benefits are inspiring many American couples to rush to the altar to marry or rush to the courts to divorce. Read Sack's Aug. 12, 2008 article "Health Benefits Inspire Rush to Marry, or Divorce" to learn more.

In a country where insurance is out of reach for many, what things would you do to obtain health insurance? Is marriage or divorce one of them?