Again with the generalizations. It does not apply to all.
We have more then enough money in this country to pay for everyones health care and then some. The problem is after WWII we basicallyl systematically quit paying taxes. So our great grandparents that were rich paid up to 90% taxes. Now the rich pay way way less then the middle class. Just plugging the tax loopholes could pay for healthcare alone. I would include dental, vision, and everything else in my universal healthcare system. I run my healthcare like a daytime hooker! No one gets turned away! Even if she don't look so good in the light.... I know many people are worried about their care level going down. But when you have no health care at all. Thats not really a worry. Then figure thats the majority of the US population. We need taxes to step in and provide some sort of care. Reguardless of how you feel about politics its just not right to let someone die because of lack of money.2) Who is going to pay for the doctors with the extra patient load? The governments, both state and federal are broke.
3) Quality of care will go down, as doctors will be paid less by necessity, and time with patients, which has shown to be a very important aspect of healing (individual care with same primary doctor) would vanish. Patients would be routed in, slapped with a diagnosis and sent out the door, they may not see the same doctor again for years, if at all.
4) Finally, this doesn't address psychiatric care, dental care, nor optometry. All of which have a much higher per patient cost than a general practitioner doctor.
I expect them to make housecalls. To stop pushing through medications. To practice preventative medicine, the basic kind - eat right and exercise. To look at their patient as a whole and not just a bunch of parts. As an example, if I have exema, do not just give me cream, check out if there are other underlying issues...Define-primary care doctor,what should you expect a primary doctor
do for you,or what do you expect that he should be able to treat or advice
on. In other words what medical education should he have.
I'm in a similar situation. I require about $700 in medical bills each month or else I can't work because of pain and I start to get severe PVC's because of stress. I've had insurance for 6 month when this first started happening but they said the checkbox's didn't match up to my symtoms so I couldn't even see a cardiologist. The whole thing was a joke. I would get anywhere from 1 to 300 pvc's in a day depending on my stress levelBecoming homeless is easy: I have epilepsy. Currently it is under control with the help of my meds. Lets assume I live in the states and have a job. My job provides medical that pays for my meds. 1 months supply costs over $700. But the meds stop working (this happened to me before) and seizures come back. I cannot work anymore and I lose my work incl insurance. Now I cannot even afford my meds. and thus the cycle begins. Before I get on disability (how long would that take?), I have to survive... Now think about the number of people in similar situation. Would I be abusing the system?
I've had some close calls and have learned that stress greatly affects health. It is impossible to avoid stressful situations, but learning to relax has helped me a lot (that does not necessarily mean doing yoga, I end up listening to music).I'm in a similar situation. I require about $700 in medical bills each month or else I can't work because of pain and I start to get severe PVC's because of stress. I've had insurance for 6 month when this first started happening but they said the checkbox's didn't match up to my symtoms so I couldn't even see a cardiologist. The whole thing was a joke. I would get anywhere from 1 to 300 pvc's in a day depending on my stress level
Apply for disability. You have a good shot at it if you are kept from work due to your condition more than you are able to work.I'm in a similar situation. I require about $700 in medical bills each month or else I can't work because of pain and I start to get severe PVC's because of stress. I've had insurance for 6 month when this first started happening but they said the checkbox's didn't match up to my symtoms so I couldn't even see a cardiologist. The whole thing was a joke. I would get anywhere from 1 to 300 pvc's in a day depending on my stress level
Yes, the disability system is messed up. It seems singularly designed to force somebody more dependent on the government. Make $300 a month, you get a $400/month cut in payments, even though that $300 was pre-tax, so you lose $200 by working. Make $600 for 2 months in a row, and you are up for review.disability... real life example: after an injury the person could work part time, but if he chose to work part time, he would not get the same amount of disability pay as compared to not working at all because of the way the calculations are made (I do not remember the details, but it is true). Of course working part time he does not earn enough to make living wage. How does that work - government is willing to pay more to someone for not working (of course he does have legitimate reasons) when in fact the person wants to work? Why would they not just supplement his income? Talk about your dignity being stripped away. This is going off topic, but as someone who was very close to having to go that route, unless you were truly born with severe problems, you will want to keep supporting yourself on your own.
I do not try to generalize. I try to use the labels that have been provided for me by either the government, or the charities. They really don't care, and the generalizations tend to wear off on others eventually. Go to your local Social Services office and ask if you can volunteer. See what kind of attitude you are shown.Again with the generalizations. It does not apply to all.
My back: Over $150,000I broke my back racing motorcycles around a racetrack, I went home and healed myself, laying around on the lounge for a few weeks watching pay TV and eating milk, calcium supplements and some vitamins. After about 6 weeks it was still giving me some pain so I went and paid for an Xray, cost me about $65 cash. The Xray came back with report; "T5 thorasic vertebrae badly smashed, is now in advanced stages of healing". If I went to hospital they would have put me in traction for 3 months and I would have had a much less pleasant time and worse healing as "hospital healing" is practically an oxymoron. So how much would that have cost me in the US?
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