“People need insurance not only because they are going to die, but because they are going to live.” – Dr. Marius Barnard.
Dr. Barnard is a South African cardiac surgeon who helped perform the first successful heart transplant. HeÂ recognizedÂ that his patients, whose lives were saved by surgery and medical advances, often saw their life savings depleted by expenses related to their illnesses. Â Their lifestyles totally shattered because of lack of funds.
Do you know how just how common critical illness is in Canada?
- 40% of Canadian women and 45% of men will develop cancer during their lifetime
- The chance of developing heart disease in a lifetime is 1 in every 3 women and 1 in 2 men.
Advances in medical science means that you have a better chance of surviving a critical illness. However, a critical illness often is accompanied by a huge financial burden to you and your family. Cancer survival rate is 62 percent, heart attack is 80 percent and stroke 85%. What would happen to you and your family if you were diagnosed with a critical illness? Â There are typically 2 stresses, emotional/physical stress and Financial Stress.
Did you know â€¦
- The average cost of treatment with newer cancer drugs is $65,000
- 75% of cancer drugs taken at home cost more than $20,000 annually
Many Canadians are NOT insured for these costs. For cancer patients without adequate insurance protection, these costs can be devastating.
When diagnosed with a sudden illness, what are some of the financial worries? Mortgage or rent, recovery expenses, drug and health care not covered by government, modification of your home or vehicle, day to day expenses, loans, savings plans.
Be financially prepared. Increase your Â chances of successfully dealing with a critical illness.
Many times you can protect yourself and your family for only dollars a day.
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