Wednesday, January 11, 2012
Let's see--maybe we can't afford to
Health care spending in 2009 and 2010 grew at the slowest rate in 50 years.
The govt (yes, ours) says it’s the high unemployment and reduced income.
In other words—even with insurance, people can’t afford to go to the doctor.
People scrimp—the govt’s word. They also mentioned financial uncertainty.
Well, yeah! Fewer hospital admissions in 2010 than 2009. Duh.
Fewer doc visits.
More people put off going to the doctor.
Now the insurance companies MAKE you go—no doctor appointment, no prescription, hope you live, see ya.
I am finally going to the eye doctor—the $35 copay made me delay most of last year.
Oh, well…this is what the word WHATEVER was invented for.