Healthcare Reform – More Questions than Answers

Chances are, if you turn on your TV to any news channel you’ll hear mention of the Health Care Reform. While it’s likely that not a day passes when you haven’t at least heard a snippet about the Health Care Reform, it’s equally likely that if you ask 100 people for their opinions about the reform that you’ll receive a 100 different responses:

  • What’s wrong with the system we have?
  • Where’s all the money going to come from?
  • Should everyone have healthcare coverage?

Then, add to the mix countless politicians feeding the frenzy with endless comments about what needs to be done to fix the system. Do they really have a clue?

Today, our population is getting sicker younger; children are suffering with respiratory ailments and other illnesses once found in adulthood while young adults are getting illnesses and conditions once reserved for the elderly. Meanwhile diabetes, the equal opportunity disease, shows no age discrimination as it rampantly attacks all generations. What does having a population that gets sicker younger mean for the Health Care Reform?

Next, let’s consider the concept of preventative measures. Currently, many insurance companies offer discounts to companies whose employees take part in a wellness or general health program. Personally, I think this is a great idea. However, while wellness and general health programs help keep the healthy healthy, how can they benefit those who are misdiagnosed, chronically ill, or suffering from mysterious symptoms?

The Health Care Reform is certainly a hot topic, and rightfully so.  Over the next several weeks (or maybe even months), I’ll be researching and letting you know how healthcare reform will affect the undiagnosed, misdiagnosed or chronically ill.

What are your thoughts about Healthcare Reform?


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