National Health Reform is a law now, and what exactly that will mean for all of us, doctors and patients, is yet to be seen. One thing for sure is that things will change. I do agree that insurance companies have gotten out of control and are too often dictating peoples health care choices. The Health insurance companies started the trend of people giving control of their health to someone else. Originally, people were responsible for their own health. They took care of themselves best they could, and when things went wrong, they paid a doctor to fix them. Then, health insurance companies came around and took over that responsibility for patients. Patients could do whatever they wanted, not worry much about their health and the health insurance companies would pick up the tab. That model stayed around for a while, until the health insurance companies realized it was getting out of control expensive. So, instead of trying to get people to assume the responsibility for their health, they now cut services, cut doctors fees, and limit care. Well, after about fifteen years of this, we finally got fed up, doctors and patients.
So, good old uncle sam has come in to save the day. So, with our new plan of heath care coming down the works, we have decided to pass along the responsibility of our health to the government. We went from controlling our own healht, to letting insurance companies control our health, to now letting uncle sam control our health. I dont know about you, but I dont see too many things the government runs too well. I am certainly not going to entrust them with my health. NO WAY!
So, where does this leave us? The details of the heath reform bill will take years to come out, and the effects we wont know for a while. One thing is for certain, we traded one giant corrupt organizaiton for another larger, more corrupt one. This is the time when we need to take back the responsibility for our health. Who will pay when a major issues strikes is important, but we cannot continue to let someone else be in charge of our health. It is way too important. It is the time to take back our health.
While I understad the economy is not what it used to be, as always, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Start exercising every day, stop eating flour and sugar, eat more fruits and vegetables, take a good quality supplement every day, take of your body now, before you end up in trouble down the road and have to rely on the government to fix it. Trust me, that is not going to work out too well. Spend a little time, money and energy getting your health back now, before its too late!