THE HIGH COST OF CARE

“To broke to get sick.”


AN UNAFFORDABLE SYSTEM 

Ever get the feeling that your cost of healthcare is just too much to bare. This is the feeling that millions of Americans are faced with daily. Especially during this time period when we arr in the middle of pandemic. One need to ask themselves that in the case they are sick they are covered for the cost of care. And the problem is that so many people aren’t able to pay. When you are unable to do so then you are given the bare minimum of care that falls in line with what you afford. Which is as minimal as one without insurance. You would think you are getting something worth having until you get sick. That’s when you’ll find out what your insurance can really do for you.

A BROKEN SYSTEM

What do you do when you are in an environment that does not serve the people? Yes, sure people you can afford it the system works for them. But most people can’t afford the high cost of healthcare. And even when you pay you’re still not insured. You can pay for years on end, and need financing for a sickness and get treated as if you have never paid. You would think insurance works like this, you pay for twenty five years. Then you find yourself short a good deal of money and they look at all the money you have paid into the system. And you get some sort of credit. But for some reason it does not work that way. What you really end up doing is paying for your funeral, and sometimes you can’t even afford to die.

ALL YOU CAN DO IS PRAY

Hope sometimes seem like a bottomless pit. But what else can you do bu hope. Costs aren’t getting any smaller and people are in need year by year. So unless the government is prepared to intervene you will have a continuous generation of people who cant pay.


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WHEN YOU CAN’T AFFORD THE BEST: WHAT TO DO ABOUT HEALTH COVERAGE ON A BUDGET

Person Using Black Blood Pressure Monitor

“Take care of yourself.”


(how it works) I am not the sole owner of the video above. Click the link in the parenthesis to watch more about insurance on eHealth.

afford something

The video above talks about how insurance coverage works. And if you happen to be one the Americans who can afford health coverage that works for you and your family, then count your lucky stars. Because there are so many people in this country who don’t have the means to pay for their healthcare. I know for myself, I went a very long time no being able to afford healthcare coverage. But now I do have some form of coverage. Notice I said some form of coverage. Because I don’t have the best, but it is enough to get the job done.

remember, low is good enough

Note something, I said before that it is good to have some type of insurance. But realize that when I say you have some type, you are not necessarily provided with good insurance. Check out the coverage to what about of money. Check out the co-pays if there are any. Also, check out the people that are in your network available to you. You might learn that you could find yourself out of a lot of money if there is something seriously wrong with your health. Even with insurance, you are out of a lot of money because you’re buying on a budget. But if it’s all you can afford, I guess you have to go with that type of insurance coverage.

stay strong, just in case

When you know that you are on a budget when it comes to healthcare, then you have to make the adjustments to your life. Make sure you eat right and exercise whenever you can. There is nothing guaranteed, but at least you lower your chances when you take precaution. Like me, I have some serious paranoia when it comes to health. So even with exercise, I tend to get sick. So imagine if you don’t take care of yourself.


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PERSONAL PLANETS: KNOWING HOW OUR BODIES RELATE TO THE WORLD

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“Knowing your body is like knowing the world around you.”

My reason for the above topic comes from the fact that I have been sick for the past couple of weeks. Knowing that I am generally a healthy person, I go what’s wrong. I know there are no chest pains nor do I have any problems with my any other part of my body. But there is one area and that is the area between my Larynx and my Esophagus. Well what could be wrong, especially considering I have medicine. For starters we as people have to think of our bodies as a planet. And whatever goes into this planet is ultimately going to effect the countries/landmass in it or in other words our organs, nerves, and muscle tissue.

Let’s start with our mouths which can be looked at like the Earth’s atmosphere. So much penetrates the Earth’s atmosphere and yet we never think twice about it. The same with our mouths; so much enters voluntary and involuntary that we never think about it. Now let’s be clear, there are other ways for bacteria and viruses to enter our human atmosphere, I’m just using the mouth as an example. But in the case of the mouth, we breathe in and out taking in particles only detected with high powered microscopes. Where do these particles go when they enter. They stick to the walls of our Larynx, Esophagus, or enter the Bronchi into our lungs.

These are very vital areas of our bodies because lungs pump oxygen and making it difficult to breathe effects the whole body (planet). Are there other regions of the planet where bacteria/viruses can strike. Of course, one is the brain, or the central nervous system. You can get a lot of transplants, but not a brain transplant. This is the main hub of the entire body to tell the body what to do. What’s funny, it’s almost like the bacteria/virus knows to head for these central places. Not just the brain, but the heart, lungs, kidneys, stomach, liver, and intestines. These very vital areas for survival are so hard hit.

But I ask what is the virus of Earth? This can be a way to combat the virus of our bodies. When you look at how the Earth is effected in a negative way, we as humans are actually like a virus. Just look at the warming of the planet because of burning fossil fuels, fracking, urbanization, and other major Eco Systematic effects on the planet. But not all bacteria is bad, such as the bacteria in our intestines that actually provide healthy nutrients to our system. Or our eyelashes have bacteria that feed off of small particles that try to enter our eyes on a daily basis.

Now the question is, how do we defeat the bacteria that is bad in our bodies and the viruses as well. Because there is a known fact that we cannot kill a virus. But when we die, the virus dies as well because there is no host. Now back to Earth, if humans impact are like a virus to the Earth, we can be eradicated. The Earth does not need us to continue on, we need it; the host which is Earth for us. Earth is hosting us, and if it dies, we die with it. For example, there is no cure for the HIV/AIDS virus because it needs a live host. When we die it dies as well. But we don’t die because of the virus itself. The virus weakens our immune system by killing white blood cells, which allow other treatable sickness to takeover; like cold flu or pneumonia.

Now look at Earth, if humans are AIDS/HIV that weaken the atmosphere because of our industrial impact, thus making it possible for serious pathogens to enter, then what are white blood cells. To me, natural disasters have been more and more prevalent over the years, meaning out of season. Maybe the Earth knows it’s sick and a natural disaster is a way it fights what’s making it sick. Makes sense because when there is a disaster, our productivity slows and we must start all over again building. Now, sense we are AIDS/HIV adapting to our surroundings, mutating and learning as we go along. So once again, what are white blood cells?

To me a white blood cell is the disasters which kill a lot of us, but not all of us. What is strong enough to rid the Earth of humans? Two things in particular are stronger and that is the sun and an asteroid. The sun gives our planet life, which allow us to have life. But the sun is not enough, we as humans need an asteroid. What is an asteroid that could wipe out humanity? Meaning, humans need an asteroid of the medical field to wipe out AIDS/HIV. Because an asteroid could wipe out everything, even bacteria. Now the immediate downside is, there are certain bacteria we need.

The only being on this planet that has this level of consciousness is humans. The Earth knows it’s sick, but doesn’t realize it’s us. It only knows a natural disaster suppresses the pain. But we know that it is us. AIDS/HIV doesn’t know we know it exist, it exist. But given we have a conscious and the virus doesn’t, use our planet human relationship to beat it. Because viruses and harming bacteria listen to nature, but humans are given the ability to dictate outside of nature meaning to reason. We should figure out the ability of asteroid to kill so we can kill AIDS/HIV. When asteroids kill, it’s a combination of size and energy exerted. In the future, can scientist exert enough energy as well as the right dose of medicine that will kill the virus.

In the end we must be aware of our world to be aware of our bodies. People say there is no money in cures, but if we keep people healthy longer, there is more money in that than the medicine for AIDS/HIV and other sicknesses. People being healthy living longer is more positive economic impact other than the burden of more sick people. The tough part will be creating an asteroid that won’t leave us susceptible to other illnesses. Because remember, when an asteroid hit, it’s not only a threat to us, but the whole planet. We don’t want to kill AIDS/HIV or other viruses and bacteria, but also create something much worse in the process.