San Antonio , Texas has recently become progressively focused on a healthy environment and healthy residents and the growing city and state-sponsored parks and recreation areas and programs contribute to that focus. According to Money magazine’s “100 Best Places to Live” article in 2006, 78% of San Antonio residents have a health insurance plan which is the lowest in a metropolitan area in Texas and among the lowest in the nation. The average Body Mass Index is 28 indicating a slightly higher average weight. The cancer mortality is slightly lower than the national average and cardiac mortality rate is higher than the national average.
San Antonio is also committed to doing their part in trying to reduce the effects of the large number of un-insured and under-insured in Texas by providing a number of medical care programs for un-insured or under-insured residents of San Antonio and the surrounding area who can not afford or do not qualify to obtain health insurance. Some of the services include:
These services are provided through a number of city and state-sponsored clinics throughout the Greater San Antonio area:
The available San Antonio health insurance options 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 San Antonio 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 agent.