Snug wrote:I suggest that you do like I have done most of my life and Avoid health care at all costs. At the very least avoid ever going to a permanent care facility.
I'm certainly not the picture of health, but, I have avoided doctors like the plague most of my adult life. And I think I'm better off for it. I've taken very few antibiotics in my life and that's a good thing because they work whenever I have something serious. My wife on the other hand runs to the doctor every time she sneezes, and gets antibiotics prescribed to her every time. That's a waste of money and it's not helping her body, it's hurting it. Doctors WAY over-prescribe antibiotics when they should just settle for a small doctor's visit fee and send someone home with a cold.
I remember as a kid, noticing that people who took their car to the mechanic with every little annoyance, ended up spending ALL their time at the mechanic. I suspected then that maybe mechanics did things to keep the car coming back. In fact, when I worked a full-serve gas station, I witnessed an employee--who was supposed to be checking the fluid levels in the customer's car as their gas was being pumped--pull out a pocket knife and cut their radiator hose.
My Dad was a big fan of chiropractors. Same idea. If you've ever gone to one, you'll notice they always tell you that you are in bad shape and need to see them at least twice a week. I went to them for years and years at my Father's bidding, but I was smart enough to realize--if they were actually doing you any good whatsoever, then the frequency of your visits should be diminishing. But that never happens! They need you to keep coming back.
I believe chiropractic is a huge scam and I have a lot of personal experience to prove it.
But doctors, I feel are in a similar level. They need you to keep coming back so--whatever it takes--they will make sure you have regular appointments.
My problem now is, I am old enough to need prescription medication. So the doctor has me right where he wants me. If I don't see him on a regular basis, he quits writing the necessary prescriptions.
I'm 46 years old, and every time I see him (4 times a year) he puts me through a bunch of expensive blood tests. It's the kind of treatment you would expect if you were 75 years old with a heart condition and diabetes. Recently my white blood count spiked and he had me half-way convinced I had cancer. He sent me to a hematologist and that guy put me through a thousand dollars worth of blood tests. All negative, "Oh well, nothing wrong with you. Have a nice day."
All of it just to keep the money rolling in.
I hate doctors.