You're spot on about the healthcare system being more about money than actual care. It's crazy how something as essential as health gets tangled up in profits and bureaucracy. Like you said, even with a guidebook, if a doctor's more focused on their paycheck than patient care, it won't make much difference.Okoth Omondi wrote: ↑November 27th, 2023, 10:36 amWhen the focus is solely on accumulating wealth without considering its impact on health, individuals may engage in behaviors that compromise their well-being. Long working hours, high stress levels, and neglecting self-care can lead to physical and mental health issues. While financial success is important, it should not come at the expense of one's health. A healthy lifestyle contributes to increased productivity, better decision-making, and overall life satisfaction. Neglecting health can lead to burnout, decreased quality of life, and potential long-term medical expenses. It's essential to recognize that wealth and health are interconnected. Investing time and effort in maintaining good health can enhance one's ability to pursue and enjoy financial success in the long run. Striking a balance between wealth accumulation and health preservation is key to a holistic and sustainable approach to life.ShanesGirl wrote: ↑June 7th, 2021, 11:46 am We've been pushed to be "good" patients and better consumers that don't complain. It's going to take so much to fix this system. We all know that big insurance overcharges for everything. Seeing the ease the hospitals negotiate if necessary, or how the base price for the same procedure if you have medicare is thousands of dollars cheaper shows just how broken the system is. I've had good and bad doctors, but the bad experiences probably would not have been improved by a guide like this. Sometimes it doesn't matter how well you prepare they don't have the time or interest left to truly serve a person's whole health, which would help avoid a lot of catastrophic health situations the author talks about. The fact is if you have medicare many doctors feel it's not worth the money to spend the time. I was told concerning Medicaid a few years ago it didn't cover the specialists gas to work. As long as it's like this we all have that big event coming at some point in our lives to sink us. The focus is wealth not health in too many instances.
The whole Medicaid and Medicare pricing issue really puts things into perspective. It's almost like the system's built to benefit itself rather than the people it's supposed to serve. It's tough when you think about how many of us could face a health crisis that could wipe us out financially.
About balancing wealth and health, it's a tough call, right? We chase success, often putting health on the back burner, which is a risky game. How do you think we can break this cycle? Maybe pushing for policy changes or just starting with ourselves, prioritizing our health more? What's your take on making a real change in this system?