All of the rage right now is for Americans to be healthy. To eat right, to exercise and to “do the right thing” when in reality America’s population is sick and in crisis both physically and financially.
In a September 2016 Bloomberg study, the United States healthcare system only ranked 50th out of 55 countries in life expectancy and spending. And 2016 Central Intelligence Agency data shows that the United States ranks 169th out of 225 countries in infant mortality. Those were not statistics of health, but rather statistics indicating sickness.
Did you realize that over 70 million Americans owe some sort of medical debt or are having difficulty paying for medical services? Most hospitals don’t directly chase patients for payment, and instead, outsource to a company, like Precision Medical Billing, that specializes in billing patients. Therefore, many people find that their debt is being handled by a company they are unfamiliar with and may be pressured for payment sooner than expected. AND 95% of every “healthcare” dollar is spent on treating illnesses and conditions after they occur, rather than on preventing the illnesses in the first place.
Where do you think you fit in? Are you truly seeking health based care?
Much of America is now covered by some form of health insurance with not only more families taking out policies but more businesses, small and large, are also looking into the options available for covering their employees. This has allowed more people to have peace of mind over their health because they know they’re covered in one form or another. However, the problem lies in the fact that the majority of Americans only use their health insurance for services that are “covered”. If anything else is required it either doesn’t get done or we end up paying out of our own pocket.
Who is in charge of your health? You? Your insurance? Your doctor? Who do you think should be in charge?