There is no way that a third-party payer or a government bureaucracy can be as concerned about your health as you are. We need to be alert not to give away this right of personal health control.
Health care has become sickness care. Medicare is a good example. Medicare only pays for certain medical procedures, drugs, hospital or nursing home stays, and has strict rules about what they will pay for and what they will not pay for. Insurance companies often use these same rules.
Government and insurance companies control their costs by cutting coverage or by limiting procedures. If you are interested in an integrative medicine approach for your health care, you will find that the government will not pay for integrative medical treatments, nutrients, herbs, or vitamins.
Having “Universal Health Care” sounds politically enticing until we become aware of these limitations. If we buy into these political promises, we will find that we will have Universal Sickness Care without any attention paid to our wellness.
Our current health care problems will continue to multiply until we, as individuals, can choose the kind of insurance program we want and are able to decide what nutritional programs, procedures and treatments we want and are best for us.
We need to own our health insurance and not have it tied to our job or dispensed by the governmental bureaucracy.
We can make better decisions about our personal health than any state or federal bureaucrat, or third party insurance provider.
Don’t give away this right!
Walther Meyer MD
Note: And I agree with him.