Houston , Texas has become progressively focused on a healthy environment and healthy residents and many of the city and state-sponsored parks and recreation areas contribute to that focus. According to Money magazine’s “100 Best Places to Live” article in 2006 84.6% of Houston residents have a health insurance plan. The average Body Mass Index is 25 indicating a rather fit population. Both the cancer mortality and cardiac mortality rate are significantly lower than the national average.
Houston is also committed to doing their part in trying to reduce the number of un-insured in Texas by providing a number of medical care programs for un-insured or under-insured residents of Houston and the surrounding area who can not afford or do not qualify to obtain health insurance. Some of the larger service centers include:
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The Houston health insurance options available consist largely of PPO health insurance plans. While there are numerous plans available on the market from dozens of companies, the larger trusted companies include Aetna , Blue Cross Blue Shield, Humana, Unicare, and United Healthcare. You can view online health insurance quotes from this website ( www.texashealthandlife.com ) or by calling local number (512) 246-9955 and speaking with Justin Lawhorn, an experienced licensed Texas Health Insurance broker.