There’s been a lot happening at Own Your Health Care, LLC. We’ve been working on our Youtube channel, sending out free prescription discount cards and talking dental with a lot of people Tonight I decided to get caught up on our blog.
Great timing because on 60 Minutes tonight, the topic was Health Wagon. This story shared about people who made too much to get Medicaid and not enough to get health insurance. They wouldn’t have been able to get it anyway because they lived in a state that didn’t expand Medicaid. Therefore, they were without insurance. Many wouldn’t even go to a doctor due to the costs. Stories like these tug at my heart because they don’t know of the different resources available even without health insurance.
One guy had gone blind in one of his eyes because of diabetes. A woman who had not been to a doctor went to the Health Wagon and it was determined she had two types of cancer. They told her that day she needed to stop smoking. She would need xrays and chemo. Sad that both of these people died shortly after this story was taped.
People going without health insurance is becoming the norm. Not everyone lives in a state that didn’t expand Medicaid. True enough, there are a lot of people who cannot afford these high monthly premiums. The down side if someone takes a low premium and a high deductible, they are going to be paying the deductible for a long time.
Here’s the link to the clip – http://www.cbsnews.com/videos/on-the-road-with-the-health-wagon/. I hope you are able to watch it because it definitely will give you a reason to pause. There are people always worse off than you. Don’t take the basic things for granted.
Here at Own Your Health Care, LLC we are always looking for resources to share with you. We don’t want people sitting around losing eyesight, not being able to take care of their health because they don’t have health insurance.
It doesn’t make any sense to us why people must suffer with illness because they cannot get insurance. Now do you understand why I say having health insurance does not equate to health care?
If you have any questions, do not hesitate to write us through this site.