Two months ago I wrote about the condition that had given me many months of pain, severely disturbed sleep, and difficulty walking (see here and here ). My primary care physician referred me to a hematologist who made a presumptive diagnosis of a platelet dysfunction and prescribed a medication that acts on the bone marrow to slow down the platelet production process. Don’t tell people that their health care will be affordable if they open another empty savings account. Many forms of social insurance schemes control their costs by using the bargaining power of their community they represent to control costs in the health care delivery system.
I hope that our own health care system can take a lead from those more willing to take risks in new ways that help people other than ourselves. Our intent is to provide the citizens of Pasco County, Florida electronic resources and information about Health Care in Pasco County.
The idea of a person making money off another person’s health seems an antiquated idea, like the lawlessness of wild west movies. You can pick these up at any library branch or at the health department to receive a discount on your prescriptions. And, no one who chooses not to drive at all, but take buses, taxis and ride sharing services, has to have any auto insurance.
My insurance company covered $1800 while I was left with about $100 as co-insurance. There are approximately 18 million Americans who purchase health insurance on the so called individual market, on and off the Obamacare exchanges. With financial burdens like these being a certainty for many, one can see that people of all ages stand to benefit greatly from the long-term value and security provided through a number of different plans.
Additionally, many of the jobs in health care require a four-year degree or less. When we talk about insurance, we can talk about pools, actuarial risk, death spirals, corridors, and all sorts of obscure and complicated things that seemingly justify the need to pay health insurance companies for something.