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Affordable health care

One of the basic rights we are entitled to is proper health care. Health is defined as a state of complete physical, mental and social welfare and not simply the absence of disease or illness. Being healthy is not as easy to attain as it sounds.

People take their body and their health conditions for granted. According to Dr. Bob Moorehead’s “The Paradox of Our Age”: “We have… more medicine, but less wellness… We drink too much, smoke too much, spend too recklessly, laugh too little, drive too fast, get angry too quickly, stay up too late, get up too tired… more kinds of food, but less nutrition…”

The costs of living rises everyday and it gets harder and more expensive to even see a doctor. Regardless of your ability to pay medical fees, there are affordable health care providers to ensure that everyone has access to medical attention.

There are facilities, centers and programs that offer affordable health care. Community health centers accept anyone even if you have no health insurance. They offer basic medical services for both physical and mental wellness. Some even hold seminars to provide health education for people.

State medical assistance programs provide affordable health care for people with limited income. They help pay for prescription medications, hospitalizations, health insurance and doctor visits. Contact your local hospital’s social worker or a local social services department to determine if your State has this program.

The government is also drafting up a plan to make basic, private health insurance available and affordable for more Americans. The plan states that: people will pay medical expenses from health savings accounts (HSAs); Association Health Plans will help small businesses provide affordable health insurance to their workers; new health insurance deductions will make coverage more affordable; refundable tax credits will make health insurance ; a reform in medical liability to help improve health care quality.

The Medicare Bill, passed in 2003, targets senior citizens’ health care. According to President Bush, the Medicare Bill helps senior citizens to have better choices and more control over their health care, so they can receive the modern medical care they deserve.

No matter what you do in our life, you should always take time to take care of yourselves. Even if you work for your self-fulfillment or to provide for your family’s needs, we have to keep our health in check regularly. How will we be able to fulfill our lives if we end up lying in a hospital bed out of illness? Our health is our greatest asset, the greatest gift that we have in our life.

February 9, 2008 - Posted by | Blogroll, Health Care

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