Given the enormous amount of money that is spent on our health care system and the research that has gone into the various diseases we would be excused if we think that there should be able to trust our health care system to deliver quality health care. Sadly, our Western health care system falls well short of what is desired. Instead of healing and health it largely delivers suffering and further disease. Mendelssohn as far back as 1979 (and he wasn’t the first to suggest it) considers that the public has been ‘conned’ about the benefits delivered by ‘scientific medicine’. There is a great deal of myth that surrounds our current system.
A part of the myth is that medical practice has produced an overall increase in health in the past one hundred years. However, historical analysis has found that general improvements in social and environmental conditions provide a more adequate explanation of the changes than the rise of ‘scientific medicine’. Factors such as the improvement in diet and nutrition, sanitation and improved general living conditions have made the greatest difference. Read the rest of this entry »
You and your family deserve nothing but the best health care services. When you look for a job, one of the first things that you ask for is the employee health benefits that you will be receiving.
When your child or another member of the family gets sick, do you have ample coverage to cover the costs or would you have to get a loan to cover the medical expenses?
You will never know what emergency might come up so it is vital for you to have a comprehensive health care plan.
However, health care costs are soaring each year so it is important to look around for the best health care plans that you can take advantage of. You need to make sure that you are getting ample coverage while getting your money’s worth.
There are two basic types of health insurance coverage that you can get: the private health insurance plans that you can purchase as an individual. Second, there are government-sponsored health insurance plans. Read the rest of this entry »