VIDEO: Would You Marry for Health Insurance?

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Marrying for love may seem overrated to some who consider good health to be more important.

As a result of the funky economy, 28% of Americans stated they had problems paying for health care and health insurance, according to a recent Kaiser Health Tracking Poll. For that reason, true love may be taking a back seat to securing benefits: Folks are actually tying the knot to ensure that they can afford rising health care costs.

According to the Kaiser Foundation, 7% of the adults they polled stated that they, or someone in their household, married for access to their spouse’s health care benefits. Love and marriage just got a little more complicated, which is why MainStreet took to the streets of New York to find out how many people were considering marrying, and not necessarily because they were in love. Check out the surprising results here.

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