There’s a huge difference between health care and sick care.
Your insurance pays for sick care. That’s what happens when you get sick and the doctors do tests, give medicine, or do surgery.
Health care is everything else. It’s choosing good foods because good foods support your body. It’s choosing massage and bodywork because it keeps you limber and pain free. It’s exercise because that moves your body.
Health care is everything that supports life. It’s a standard of living that means you can do what you want when you want.
Sick care is profitable, health care is not. Sick care costs you lots of money, health care costs little.
The average person pays about $400 per month on health insurance (about $900 if your company pays it, now you see why you didn’t get that raise?). It’s estimated by 2020, that cost will be $1,200 to $2,000.
Unfortunately, this means health insurance will be beyond nearly all households. And Medicaid is cutting more treatments, drugs, and procedures every day. Medicare is nearly gone.
So, instead of being sick, be healthy. Choose the $35 per session massage and chiropractic. This could save you pain, lost time at work, and medication costs. Herbal sessions are often cheaper. I’ve worked with people and their herbs cost them less than $20 per month. Yet, just the co-pays from the prescriptions would have been over $100 per month.
This goes far beyond just feeling good now. If you don’t take care now, and wait to get sick, you’ll be a high risk patient and client. If we start to move towards a system where we pay for what we need, waiting and expecting the government to take care of us will only result in no care at all.
If you choose to be healthy now, and to use alternatives now, you will delay problems, eliminate lifestyle diseases, and be able to make more choices later on. You will be able to choose your life.
And I use these alternatives myself. I visit the doctor once per year when I need my physical (then again, my doc also told me I’m so healthy they needed to put me off to see the sick people). I use exercise, food, massage, chiropractic, and herbs to keep my health.
At some point, we’ll be faced with a choice: Health care or sick care. Choose health now, and avoid sick later.