Is Your Healthcare Healthy? – Healthcare

As the Healthcare landscape changes in the USA, how healthy is your Healthcare? Whether Obama-care survives the Judicial and Legislative battles, Healthcare is changing.Don’t expect to go back to allowing Insurance companies to deny coverage based on a pre-existing condition. And the days of canceling insurance when a person is sick are over. These changes that are perceived by the public to be good will stay in place. Insurance companies expect to have a large new pool of young, healthy folks buying insurance. If that does not happen, someone must pay the cost. That would be you. Either you pay more for coverage or the government provides a transfer payment. Either way, we are on the hook.But that is just the tip of the iceberg. We are living longer as a people. You can check the census data to verify this fact. But you know this to be true without checking. As we live longer we experience more health needs. Financial pressure is brought on Medicare, Social Security and other public and private retirement systems.Our birthrate is now lower than in previous years. This means that there are fewer of us coming along to pay the cost for us as we age. You have seen the figures about the number of folks paying into government programs shrinking. All the while, the number of us receiving benefits is rising. Does the Baby Boomer Generation ring a bell? Yet we are better off than many other countries facing the same challenges.What does all this mean? Are we truly going to have rationed healthcare? Will all our rates, deductibles and co-pays go up? That is the question? And who will provide the answer?What can we do? First, stay healthy. Exercise, stay as close to your optimal weight as possible, eat your vegetables, grab those fruits, take any medication as prescribed and see your medical caregiver as needed.Plan for the worst and work for the best outcome. Be aware of the ever changing healthcare debate. Speak out! Be proactive. This is your life, your health.Determine what you want to leave for your children and their children. Do you want them saddled with debt to pay behalf of your generation? If not, work to be a part of the solution. Eat you spinach. Drink your milk. And be ready to shake the political nuts out of the tree.