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More tying the knot to get health insurance

Chicago Tribune, May 13, 2008

Seven percent of Americans said they or someone in their household decided to marry in the past year so they could obtain healthcare benefits via their spouse, according to a poll from the Kaiser Family Foundation. The survey also found that healthcare costs outranked housing costs, rising food prices and credit card bills as a source of concern. Of those surveyed, 28% said they had experienced serious problems because of the cost of healthcare.