Sadness overwhelmed me when I heard the news that our government was going to tax me if I did not pay for the health care they have decided is in my best interest. Shock would be an understatement. Now I understand the need for change. I understand the need for people to receive help and treatment. And I most definitely understand the need to have the right to choose a system of health care.
A decade ago I was a very sick woman. I had been diagnosed with Fibromyalgia, Interstitial Cystitis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, and I was having strange reactions to everything I came in contact with. My bladder issues alone were a part time job. I went through 9 Urologists and not one helped me. 9 Urologists! The medical system failed me. I made the choice to leave all that I knew behind (and trust me I was ridiculed and people thought I was loony) BUT I healed. I am an incredibly healthy woman now. I am healthy because I chose to leave what this country refers to as “health care” and educate myself on wellness.
The process of educating myself empowered me. I learned the history of health care in this country as well as other country’s systems of health care. The system we use is really rather new and in my opinion it could be considered a very big science experiment. I learned that there are other way to heal and many have been around for thousands of years. Drugs and surgery are not the only options.
You should have the right to know that there are other systems available. Unfortunately, when the government gets involved healing becomes a political bunch of crap. I am concerned that with laws requiring a specific type of health care that people won’t be able to access other forms of care because they will already be paying for health insurance and be taxed if they don’t pay for what the government defines as “health care.”
Health care, in my definition, includes preventative measures. Preventative does not mean “early detection” to me. Sure there are situation when that may be helpful but that hasn’t prevented what could be prevented with lifestyle changes and with education. Health care should create wellness. Wellness comes from taking care of your body, mind, and spirit. Health care includes whatever feels good for you as an individual.
Insurance companies, physicians, and the government need to change. They need to have realistic costs, they need be educated on the other preventative measures as well as other forms of health care, and they need make sure we have the right to choose without being punished. Health care reform should include redefining health care to a system that supports an individual in creating wellness though education and options of care that is affordable to all.
I am grateful for healing. I am grateful that I am so stubborn that I kept looking for answers. I am grateful that I am able to share all that I have learned about healing and help people change their lives. To learn more about my story visit http://www.creativewellnessomaha.com