There is nothing more important in life than your health and the health and well being of those you love. For that reason, of course, you want the best health care you can possibly get. Unfortunately, for most people, the cost of good health care is so far beyond what they can comfortably afford, leaving them with masses of debt and forcing people not to seek our medical help.
The first thing you should do is to get health insurance for you and your family. There are so many levels you can get, but the minimum you should look to get is one that covers you for injury and illness, and will pay out if you need to take time off work. So many people think that they don’t need health insurance, but if an emergency strikes you might just need it. What if you were diagnosed with cancer, how would be able to afford life while off work and taking a million and one medications?
There are other options than calling up the emergency services and having an ambulance sent to you. Private companies like air evac offer medical assistance and transport without you having to dial 911. Obviously, you still need to pay, and your insurance might not cover an additional medical transport, but knowing your options in an emergency could save you so much more.
As simple, and slightly patronizing as it sounds, one of the easiest ways to achieve the best health care is to look after yourself in the first place. There can be no stopping accidents or certain illnesses, but there are so many things that drain medical resources that could have been prevented by people simply looking after themselves. Starting with a healthy, balanced diet – rich in all the vitamins your body needs to get through the day, and regular exercise. It’s recommended that you exercise, elevate your heart rate, at least twice a day for half an hour each time. Having an active lifestyle and eating the right stuff can reduce your risk of so many things including heart disease, diabetes and arthritis. It can help you fight bowel issues, clear up any acne and prolong your life.
The second way you need to take care of yourself is mentally. There are so many people treated each year because of untreated mental conditions such as depression and body dysmorphia. These too groups of people are the most likely to cause harm to their person and even commit suicide. Your mental health is as important as any physical aspect, even things as small (in some people’s eyes) as SAD should be helped.
Failing everything above, you can simply move to a country with free healthcare – like the UK.