I found this article called “Insuring Yourself” it stated that the number of Americans without health insurance has risen by 800,000 just last year, reaching an all time high of 45.8 million. Of those 45.8 million more than 21 million were full-time employees. With the rising costs of health care employers are asking their employees to bear some of the burden for insurance premiums. Some people have chosen to purchase their own insurance through licensed companies in their state. There are only about five percent of Americans who are doing this, but this number is expected to rise in the next few years. This article kind of scared me. I can’t believe that there are that many people in America without insurance. Insurance is expensive, but with the increasing cost of health care I think that it is very necessary to have. In another class I learned that the Europeans just pay higher taxes and get their health care for free. You would think that if that was the case the health care would not be so good, but the Europeans think that it is great. Would you rather pay higher taxes in order to get your health care for free?