Make sure you ask lots of questions about the rate you will pay when you opt to purchase health insurance. Why? You should ask what you would pay because what you see quoted on company websites, might not apply to you or your situation. In addition to that, if you shop around you may find a deal with other companies wanting the business and willing to adjust their premiums.
Remember that health insurance rates are quoted based on your health. If you do have a health issue or two, let the insurance agent know. They would find out later anyway. With a pre-existing health condition you may find your category and rate will change. So, ask questions and talk to a local insurance agent to get the “real” scoop about what your health insurance is going to cost you.