Is Quality Healthcare At A Good Price Too Much To Ask For?

Filed under: Health — @ February 1, 2007

I did something today that I absolutely LOATHE–paid a visit to my family doctor.

No, it’s not that I dislike wanting to feel better when I am sick. Nor am I so ignorant that I would not want to get treated by professionals who have dedicated their lives to making people better. But something has seemed to change almost overnight in recent years within the health industry that is quite disturbing to me.

It’s this business of health insurance. More specifically, the affordability of getting QUALITY health insurance. What the heck has happened to the cost of healthcare nowadays that everything has to cost so much money for the average person to get basic coverage? It’s enough to make your blood pressure rise (but I can’t afford to see the doc about it!)

Sure, rising healthcare costs undoubtedly have a lot to do with the rapid increase in obesity-related diseases like diabetes, heart disease, hypertension, and cancer, just to name a few. In fact, Medicare costs have tripled because of doubling obesity rates, so it’s a real problem that is rearing its ugly head. And diabetes costs $132 billion annually to treat. I have chronicled why these issues exist and how to correct them through a healthy low-carb diet many times before.

But getting back to the subject of health insurance for the average American, now we have literally tens of millions of families who don’t have ANY health insurance at all. Yikes!!! This has become personal for me now because you can count my family among the ranks of the uninsured.

Click here to read more about what I believe needs to be done about the health insurance crisis that America faces (and it doesn’t mean universal healthcare coverage as some politicians have proposed!).


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