I read this today online, i thought they had a real solution for this issue when i first started reading. After just getting back from Canada where there health issues are taken care of by the government, it makes you wish you had dual citizenship. So i read this whole story thinking there may be a glimmer of hope for those with no insurance. And to my surprise it had four ways to help yourself deal with a health emergency. To be honest this is truly sad, some may not have a full blown emergency but need even the basic care, a blood test or have a issue they just need checked out before it turns into a full blown issue. Lets face it i don’t know the numbers but how many people didn’t get something checked out to only let time pass and realize had they gotten checked they could be in a mush better situation. I can think back to when i was diagnosed with diabetes, had i not had money for the Saturday Dr, i may have walked around for years and never knew i had diabetes. So take a read below and share your thoughts, what it is truly saying is dont get sick, eat healthy and stay away from the hospitals because we can’t help you and you cant help you if you dont have any cash.
Surviving Without Insurance
For those who are uninsured and earnestly waiting for the Affordable Care Act , here are some tips for survival:
1. Healthy Diet and Exercise An apple a day will not always keep the doctor away, but a healthy diet paired with exercise will keep your immune system performing at its best.
To reap the health benefits of physical activity, one must combine aerobic and muscle-strengthening activities, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Physical activity can prevent heart disease, type 2 diabetes and help control blood pressure, blood sugar, and weight.
Children and teenagers should get an hour or more of physical activity each day, which can be spread out throughout the day, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Adults are recommended to engage in five hours of exercise per week, mixing aerobic workouts and strength training for maximum benefits.
Eat a diet that is low in fat, high in whole grains and well balanced with lean proteins and leafy veggies. Avoid sugary beverages or soda. Instead, snack on healthy alternatives like fresh fruits and vegetables, low-fat cheese, yogurt and nuts and seeds.
2. Rest Know when to rest. If you feel the pre-symptoms of the flu, like the aches and shivers, take a day off to let your body take care of itself.
3. Have An Emergency Contact Hopefully you’re lucky enough to have a friend nearby that can be you emergency contact. A familiar face in an unnerving hospital setting is always comforting.
4. Financial Assistance For those that are uninsured, many hospitals have financial assistance programs based on annual income. Meet with the financial counselor, they will help you figure out the best payment plan for you and your family.