I turned on the news this morning and yet another story about the impending doom of the "healthcare crisis." Obviously, the current system has some problems. For example, the millions of illegal immigrants in this country who are using the healthcare system and not only do not pay their bills but also, do not pay any taxes. Then, you have the people who come to the E.R. and abuse the services provided there. Coming to the E.R. because one wants the doctor to write a prescription for Tylenol so Medicaid will pay for it is not a valid reason.
Calling the ambulance because your water broke is another example of inappropriate use of resources.
So what are the answers? As nurses continue to be underpaid, it is unnerving to hear of the impending crisis with no clear resolutions.
My husband and I paid $400 dollars a month for his company supplemented healthcare. Was that affordable? No. Did we think it was necessary to have health insurance? Yes.
I personally feel that there are many people who choose not to be responsible for their own actions and would much rather blame their problems on someone else.
People tend to credit their success to themselves and their failure to others.