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Affordable Health Care Insurance

Updated on July 28, 2016
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Health Care Is A Human Right

Who's Fault Is It?

I don’t know about you, but I feel sick and tired of the high cost of health care and the lack of attention to this pressing problem. We need health care reform now! The shortage of affordable health care insurance is the result of greed and lack of empathy for humanity.

Pharmaceutical Companies

Pharmaceutical companies are part of this partnership, and it’s a revolving door that’s growing more than 4 billion prescriptions strong annually. Next time you pick up your prescription look around and ask yourself this question – why are so many people standing in line for drugs that could potentially kill them?

It’s all about the bottom line - if you have to pay more so that the executives get their bonuses - so be it. Do you get the feeling that they just want you for your money? I know the language is strong, but it's time for us to wake up and take control of our health. We have the power to push back on bad leadership and change our health care system.

Are you feeling the pain of the high cost of health care - having to pay large deductibles in addition to the monthly premiums? Maybe you can’t afford health care because the cost keeps going up-up-and-away. Why do we live this way?

You have more power than you realize. Remember "government of the people, by the people, for the people..." - that includes good health care choices - It’s the humane thing to do.

Public domain image. Doctor writing a prescription
Public domain image. Doctor writing a prescription

Doctors

What’s up with doctors? Another concern with health care is the lack of compassion demonstrated by most doctors. Forget bedside manners – how about prescription medications that won’t kill you. Did you know that prescription drugs are the number-one drug killer in America? That’s a violation of the Hippocratic oath: “first, do no harm.” - That’s ironic!

What about the pay - Does doctor's compensation far exceed their ability to perform? Of course, they are well trained; however, a good portion of the “practice” is a judgment call – an educated guess or process of elimination. So, why are we elevating them above policemen and firemen? They save lives too! I say, reduce the pay, insert a pinch of empathy, and make health care affordable once and for all.

It’s okay if doctors make more money than firefighters and policemen – they’ve studied long enough – however, there is definitely a conflict of interest when a doctor receives a commission from the same pharmaceutical company that develops and manufactures their patient's prescription.

I’ve just given you two major issues surrounding our health care system - what are you going to do about it? You can make a change to the quality of service available in the marketplace. Let your voice be heard in the choices you make and how you spend your money.

The Health Care System

The health care system needs an overhaul. There is no easy solution to this bureaucracy. They are never satisfied with reasonable payment for services – it acts like a ravenous beast who's only interested in sucking the life out of us. The system not once satisfied and perpetually seeks out ways to get more from its subjects until you’re six feet under.

Ever wonder how you're going to pay this month's mortgage or rent and your monthly premium too? The government makes up rules, and we follow them without asking any questions. We have to do it because it's mandated. Aren't we living, breathing human beings? We are not robots. It should be up to us to create and put in place the best health-care policy that suits our needs. Speak up - I can't hear you.

Finance

Most Americans feel like they are in a pressure cooker when it comes to balancing work, home, finance and life in general. That's why having good health care is so important to busy families. We need an advocate to represent the people - a group appointed by the people as overseers of our interest. The pharmaceutical and biotech companies are not interested in getting you well. They are big corporations' design to make you sick.

We need excellent doctors and hospital administrators that will put patients first and value human life – it’s recommended that they know something about nutrition. I believe that half the patients visiting their doctors just need advice on good nutrition. Doctors are too quick to write a prescription for every conceivable ailment known to man. How can we make health care affordable? Assign an oversight committee that answers to the people and not some bureaucrat representing his or her interest. Make them accountable for every dollar they spend.

Real Change

We need biotech and pharmaceutical companies to return to natural herbs or homeopathic alternatives and move away from artificial, laboratory grade solutions that cause liver and kidney failure, weight gain – the list is too long and old.

It’s time to wake up, live healthier, and reduce our dependence on prescription medication. You owe it to yourself to change the things that are a hindrance and stay clear of doctors wanting to medicate you.

National Center for Homeopathy

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      vespawoolf 3 years ago from Peru, South America

      What you say here is so true--the U.S. health care system is caught in a vicious circle that only seems to be worsening. I'm sorry to say that here in Peru, we receive better health care! Of course, we are careful about the doctors we choose. But we find overall, there is more emphasis on diet and natural cures. I hope the situation in the U.S. changes. Until then, we will continue to seek health care in Peru. Thank you for sharing!

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      Jennifer Fantroy 3 years ago from Los Angeles, CA

      Thanks Vespa… the United States have a lot of catching up to do!

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