If you have ever made a trip through the ER you know the type of bill that can come with it- even if you have insurance. There are usually limits on the coverage. Just one single major illness can send the average family into bankruptcy. Approximately 60% of U.S. personal bankruptcies are related to medical bills.
Health care costs continue to skyrocket making medical bills so ridiculous almost no one can afford them. Insurance companies are raising premiums to keep up with the raising costs. Doctors are going broke, patients are not getting proper care, and the bill that comes in the mail is nauseating. The United States health care system has a massive money making problem which is very conflicting to the purpose of their pursue.
While at the same time, pharmaceutical corporations, hospital administration, and health insurance executives are rolling around in a field of cash. If the United State’s health care system was a country, it would be the 6th largest economy in the world. Suite positions very commonly take home million dollar salaries which are paid from over 90% patient bills!
American’s need to care about where their money is going. The need to be upset that they are grossly overcharged if there is going to be a change in the way this country’s health care system operates. Promotion from political parties is not a solution. No matter what platform you stand, it seems the health system needs to be rebuilt to better serve patients. Citizens should be concerned that while the the US has the most elite health care system in the world, the majority of the country cannot afford it!
What can you do?
Some say the best way to correct the issue is to avoid the system as much as possible. Here are some tips from Doctor Robert Dotson:
Avoid contact with the existing health care system as far as possible. Yes, emergencies arise that require the help of physicians, but by and large one can learn to care for one’s own minor issues. Though it is flawed, the internet has been an information leveler for the masses and permits each person to be his or her own physician to a large degree. Take advantage of it! Educate yourself about your own body and learn to fuel and maintain it as you would an expensive auto or a pet poodle. One does not need a medical degree to:
1. avoid excessive use of tobacco or alcohol or, for that matter, caffeine;
2. avoid poisons like fluoride, aspartame, high fructose corn syrup, and addictive drugs (legal or illicit);
3. avoid unnecessary and potentially lethal imaging studies (TSA’s radiation pornbooths, excessive mammography, repetitive CT scans – exposure to all significantly increases cancer risk);
4. avoid excessive cell phone use and exposure to other forms of EMR pollution where possible (the NSA is recording everything you say and text anyway);
5. avoid daily fast food use and abuse (remember: pink slime and silicone) ;
6. avoid untested GM foods (do you really want to become “Roundup Ready?”):
7. avoid most vaccinations and pharmaceutical agents promoted by the establishment;
8. avoid risky behaviors (and, we do not need a bunch of Nanny State bureaucrats to define and police these);
9. exercise moderately;
10. get plenty of sleep;
11. drink plenty of good quality water (buy a decent water filter to remove fluoride, chloride, and heavy metals);
12. wear protective gear at work and play where appropriate (helmets, eye-shields, knee and elbow pads, etc.):
13. seek out locally-grown, whole, organic foods and support your local food producers;
14. take appropriate nutritional supplements (multi-vitamins, Vitamin C, Vitamin D3);
15. switch off the TV and the mainstream media it represents;
16. educate yourself while you can;
17. QUESTION AUTHORITY!
Doing these simple, common-sense things will add healthy years to a person’s life and help one avoid most medical encounters during his or her allotted time on earth.
Ask yourself what you think. Is the system going to collapse? What tips do you like and not like?