Health-insurance worries have gotten so serious they're pushing some Americans up the aisle, the Los Angeles Times reports. In a new survey, 7% of people said they or somebody in their household had married in the last year to get health benefits. The survey also found that health-care worries trumped concerns over housing costs, food prices, and credit card debt.
Researchers said people who ranked health-care benefits among their reasons for tying the knot tended to be younger and from lower-income households. A companion poll found that voters, especially independents, are becoming more concerned about cutting health-care costs than expanding the number of Americans with coverage. Health-care inflation has run at about double the pace of economic growth in recent years.