The Healthcare Experience – Thursday 5/19
Most people who live with a chronic illness end up with a lot of experience when it comes to dealing with healthcare. How would you improve or change your healthcare experience? What would you like to see happening during medical visits with your healthcare team? How about when dealing with your health insurance companies? What’s your Healthcare Wish List or Biggest Frustration? Today is the day to share it all!
Health Insurance Companies (as I know it) today STINK!!! I’m sorry if you are someone who works for or enjoys dealing with the insurance companies, but I don’t. I feel like there isn’t much for me to write because typically I like to remain positive, or at a minimum, neutral. But, the health insurance system today pretty much infuriates me.
So…I have just posted a bunch of ridiculously cute animals in this post. Simply because I’d rather look at cuteness instead of try and discuss, let alone understand this convoluted topic.
Don’t get me wrong, I’m really, really glad this question is here.
I wish all of the politicians, doctors, health institutions and health insurance company heads could read the posts everyone in DBlog Week have written. I wish the healthcare system would change in so many ways. I’m not thoroughly educated to the topic of health insurance, and our current healthcare system. I just know my experience hasn’t been the greatest. I feel like when I go to the doctor, or pretty much anyone I know goes to the doctor….they leave with a treatment for their symptom(s).
I wish we lived in a world where health insurance companies covered preventative care. Then, the doctors would be more inclined to treat the root cause of illness not just the symptoms (with the latest drug with the most funding). Sometimes the latest drug is the best drug for us, but I wish doctors could treat the whole person and focus on the cause first without money or loyalties getting involved.
I wish the system was easier to deal with in general (say with a new drug or a research study). I wish the health insurance companies looked out for the well-being of the patient first and foremost. Because without the patients the insurance companies wouldn’t exist.
I wish more services were covered. I wish health insurance was less expensive. I wish it were illegal for drug companies to advertise. I wish all doctors (think Western docs. here) believed Food is Medicine.
I wish I knew more about the current state of our healthcare industry and why it is the way it is.
Health is our most important asset. Each and every one of us is a valuable gem, without us, there would be no creation, innovation, or forward momentum. I want our all of our systems, doctors, and government to honor this.
And mostly, I wish I could change things for the future of my children and everyone. I just wish things change for the better.