How Do You Like Your Healthcare?

No matter what camp you are in, odds are you feel strongly about the state of healthcare in this country. Whether you’re pro-Obamacare, wish we only had a single-payer system like every other modern country in the world, or wish the government was completely out of the medical game, by now you’ve probably dug in your heels regarding whichever group you’re in.

Newsflash y’all. We’re missing the point.

None of these systems focus on “health” at all. What we have in America is simply sick-care.

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What Do You Mean, We Don’t Have Healthcare?

In America, we don’t really care about healthcare. What we have is sick-care.

Think about it. The last time you went to the doctor, why were you there? Odds are, you weren’t feeling well and you went to the doctor for some relief.

So you were sick.

And you went for care.

And the treatment you received was, therefore, sick-care.

Even if you go to the doctor every year for an annual check-up, unless you state some type of concern, your doctor is likely to say that everything looks good and to keep up the good work. What the doctor doesn’t do is take the time to say everything looks good, but here are a few things that you can do to be even healthier before I see you again next year.

That is what healthcare should look like. And that’s what we need more of in this country.

You’ve Got to Do It for Yourself

Sadly, here in the United States of America, the self-proclaimed Greatest Country in the World, improving the health of our citizens isn’t important.

In America, the only thing that is important is cash, and there isn’t as much money to be made by keeping folks healthy as there is in letting them get sick and then helping them feel better. Funny enough, there are millions of dollars to be SAVED by getting and staying healthy, but those savings aren’t enough to create an environment of actual healthcare in our country.

But I hope it would be enough for you to care about your health and encourage you to actively take control of your health.

There are numerous studies that show that healthier people earn more salary and obviously spend less on “healthcare” costs such as co-pays and medications. This doesn’t help Big Pharama, hospitals, or any of the other components of industrialized medicine, but it does help you and I.

Start Today

If you want to take control of your health, you have to start today.

Eat better. Move around more. Smile more. Laugh. Drink more water. Meditate or reflect.

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All of these things will help you improve your health. But none can help you unless you are willing to take action. And there is never a better time to take action than right now.

The odds of there ever being any form of real healthcare in this country seem like they are pretty much slim and none right now.

Things may change in the future, but if you wait for that change to take place, odds are you’ll be a candidate for sick-care at that time instead of healthcare.

Get started your own healthcare plan right now.

And if I can help with that at all, please don’t hesitate to ask.

Do You Agree that Real Healthcare Doesn’t Exist In America? Why or Why Not?

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2 responses to “How Do You Like Your Healthcare?

  1. This is a great post. I never thought of it like this. But you are so right. I used to get colds all winter long and pretty bad. I changed the way I lived and some bad habits I had and viola things changed. I used to take cold medicine and allergy medicine all spring. Now I am sans drugs and have been for years. It is a great feeling. When we moved we threw out all of our old medications. It was a great feeling.

    • Thanks.

      It’s crazy to me how we don’t promote preventative health in this country. It’s so much much cheaper to keep people from getting sick in the first place, not to mention no one likes getting sick/dealing with nagging colds/allergies/etc.

      Spend a few extra bucks on healthy food and make sure to exercise, or spend a lot more on copays, medicines, and calling in sick to work. Seems like a no brainer to me.

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