By John Tozzi
Bloomberg, March 26, 2018
In tiny Marion, North Carolina, the Buchanan family decided that $1,800 a month was too much to pay for health insurance and are going without it for the first time in their lives. Across America, there are thousands of people like the Buchanans making the same hard decision to go without health insurance, despite the benefits. They’re risking it—betting that they’ve got enough savings, enough of a back-up plan, or enough luck to get them through a twisted knee, a cancer, or a car wreck. Bloomberg is following a dozen of these families this year in an effort to understand the trade-offs of their decisions.