"I'm Sara. I'm married to Tariq and we have a two-year-old daughter. I have a fairly hectic lifestyle as both my husband and I work, and his hours are particularly long as he works for an IT firm. We've recently decided to take out health insurance, even though we're both perfectly fit at the moment.
It's mainly because my colleague was recently diagnosed with cancer which has been very stressful for her and her family. She has left her job and because she is very weak, her mother had to come to stay with her to help with the kids and household work.
They now have only one income and their expenses have gone up. And to make matters worse, they didn't have any insurance. She and her husband are finding it quite difficult to pay for the medical bills and the day-to-day expenses.
It's a terribly stressful time for all of them and it really made me worry about what would happen to us if I was in that situation."
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