I have my own business had to buy Health insurance directly. For a family of 4, I pay $600 a month. That is eyes glasses, $30 co-pay for generic meds and the doc and a $100 co-pay for a hospital visit.
Shop around, for a single person, along with dropping coverages you don't need, it might be cheap. And the best part is the Blue Cross premium is taken from my checking account, so you don't have to rely on an employer giving you coverage, or milking some government program. Just save up the money, leave it in an account and go.