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Are your medical choices yours or...

  1. SparklingJewel profile image76
    SparklingJewelposted 7 years ago
  2. Cagsil profile image61
    Cagsilposted 7 years ago

    Medical choices have been dictated to people. The choice that people have for options have been controlled by others for a very long time now.

    When it comes to health care in America? The people have been forced to bend to the will of business and government, solely due to the ignorance of others.

    Approximately more than half of ALL Americans cannot honestly say that they know and understand America's way of life(the ideology behind it).

    Then again, ask people what their rights are and see what you get for a response... lol lol lol There are plenty who have no clue what is IN the Constitution, nor have they ever read "The Bill of Rights".

    1. SparklingJewel profile image76
      SparklingJewelposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      ...and you think that is funny ?(your laughing smileys)

      I don't think so; every little bit said or done that can help people see more and care more for themselves is important.

      that is the point and purpose of a holistic perspective, so we can get to a point of not being so dependent upon systems and someone else, for our health

      1. Cagsil profile image61
        Cagsilposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Do I find it funny? To some extent, yes it is absolutely funny.

        However, when you look at things from a larger scale view, then it becomes sad. I was just making a point, when apparently you seem to think is just as important.

        Asking me if I thought it was funny, means you did not get the sarcasm in my statement. hmm

        1. SparklingJewel profile image76
          SparklingJewelposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          ...yea, I usually find sarcasm hard to understand, because I believe it is not a useful tool for healthy communication. If something tends to be negative, it is not useful for moving forward. cynicism and sarcasm are not humanity's friends

          It is sad when so many don't care enough about them selves, or even see that they are doing so. (or rather not doing so)

          I know I really make a point to take the time to look at a problem of my own when I become aware of it. Awareness is a continuing part of life's journey.

          1. Cagsil profile image61
            Cagsilposted 7 years agoin reply to this

            Actually, it is very healthy for life. The fact that you see it as a negative, only means you have fail to accept others for who they are and what they bring to the table.
            Yes, it is. But, for many, it is their choice NOT to see. It is called "choice ignorance". They have life understood and figured out, so they do not need other people trying to tell them how to live their life and want nothing to do with others that try to do it.
            When you become aware of it? So, you tackle problems as you receive them. How nice. There are plenty of people presently within mainstream of society who are not bothering to even attempt to fix problems they have. They are simply walking away from them.

            Just a thought.....would it be nice if you could see trouble coming? I'll let you ponder that. smile

  3. timorous profile image84
    timorousposted 7 years ago

    Unfortunately many people just take whatever their doctors and big pharma tell them, at face value.  This is really sad.  Most people don't think they have choices, or they don't have the wisdom or courage to second-guess their doctor.

    Well..you know what they say...knowledge is power.  Everyone has a similar physiology.  If we all took the time and a bit of effort to understand how our bodies work (it's not rocket science, folks), we'd know when the medical profession is just giving you a load of s**t, or whether it's actually good advice.

    You should also know that it's in Big Pharma's best interests to be able to 'control' your illness.  There's no profit in a cure.

    You may also be interested to read my two hub articles on natural health to gain a better understanding of your real choices.

  4. MikeNV profile image81
    MikeNVposted 7 years ago

    Medical care has always been and will always be available to those who can afford to pay the cost of entry.

    Wealth = Health (Access)

    When Ted Kennedy was diagnosed with Brain Cancer he was in front of the World's best specialists in another State before the end of the week.

    How long do you think it would take for John Q. Public to secure that same appointment... now if he has no coverage... then how long?

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      DoorMattnomoreposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      My daughter fell on the steps and split her eyebrow open. She was about 4 at the time. She was a bleeding like crazy, in alot of pain, and terrified. I brought her to the ER. I do not have insurance. Its not offered thru my husbands work and we can not afford private insurance. To make a long story short, I was told she would need stiches. After sitting in a nearly empty waiting room for about four hours, I asked if there had been a bus accident or something, I understand that the more urgent people need to be seen first. If this was going to take any longer, could I go to the cafeteria? I was told no, I had to wait. Another hour later, my daughter was tired, hurt, hungry and scared. We had seen several people come and go by now. It was way past dinner time and slightly past her normal bedtime. I asked if I could just give her butterfly stitches at home. The bleeding had stopped. I was told no, it wouldn't heal correctly and I had to wait. Eventually were were brought to a room, where we waited more. Nearly six ours after hitting her head, a nurse appeard, told me in a very accusing and dissaproving tone, I had waited too long...she could not be given stitches. If I had only gotten her there sooner...They gave some her butterfly stitches and sent me home.