Saturday, July 25, 2009

Thought of the Day #199 - Health Care Reform Part 3

Step 3 - minimize pointless doctor visits. Don't go to the doctor just
because you have the sniffles. Too many people go to the doctor hoping
for a miracle cure for minor inconveniences. If you have a cold...they
can't cure you. For that matter, they can't cure a lot of minor viruses.
They can treat the symptoms, but that's not going to make you feel
better any faster. Suck it up, you will survive this.

Some people avoid going to the doc when they really should..and others
go in for minor inconveniences. Both instances end up costing far more
money for insurance companies.

Maybe what is needed is education in high school regarding when to see a
physician and when to just curl up in bed and wait it out? It could save
lives and money.