Most of us in the US who are in the software profession are lucky because employers provide health insurance plans and other benefits.
On the other hand, it is quite difficult if you plan on doing a full-time startup or are self-employed.
Being an independent consultant, I get my own health insurance. It costs me $2150/mo for a decent family plan (luckily we're all healthy!). Since my wife is pregnant, we end up paying another ~$1000/mo for additional costs after doctors visits. All this is before the 30% tax!
It's hard to imagine how people in other professions without employer-provided insurance manage to afford decent insurance or those who are disabled and don't qualify for full government benefits. This is probably way more difficult for single mothers when they're pregnant.
I hope that through our collective effort in knowledge sharing on dev.to we are able to help more people make a better life for themselves, their families and communities. This potential to make a difference is remarkable.
Does your employer pay for your health insurance in the US?