A vortex is defined as something spinning uncontrollably with a potential to trap and do harm. Sound familiar?
As a holistic health care advocate, author, and speaker I get contacted by sometimes frantic people who tell me horrific stories about their health care. Just yesterday I learned of a middle age male who had knee replacement surgery. He is recovering fine, or at least was until he saw the bill – $58, 863.00. He anticipates adding another $15,000.00 or so to the total for his upcoming rehab therapy.
And just last week a distraught mother lamented about her experience seeking help for her 13 year old daughter’s neuro-muscular disorder. She has seen 9 doctors in the last 6 months, including 2 at our nation’s major medical institution. She obtained no definitive diagnosis and no relief. The bill so far – $37,876.00.
These are just 2 examples of many true stories. I’d bet you likely have a few yourself, if not about outrageous costs, then errors or blatant fraud.
Our health care delivery system is an embarrassing mess. When a doctor says “this won’t hurt one bit” – say ouch!
Now let me make it clear that we do have the best crisis care system. If you need emergency medical treatment, America is the best place to be and you should go get it. Don’t even hesitate. God bless the many dedicated and hard-working people in the health …