Unecessary $77.00 Dollar Medical Bill
I contracted strep throat. I went to the doctor. I hate the throat swab worse than anything, seriously. The culture was positive for STREP; so she wrote me a prescript for antibiotics.
I got rid of it, but somehow contracted strep again after three weeks. I went back to the doctor, and told the receptionist I didn't want the throat swab. She implied I would probably still get one.
When the tech came to swab my throat, I politely requested she go fetch the doctor. The doctor came in, examined me, and wrote me a second prescript for a stronger antibiotic. Staved it off, ha ha!
The billing line item from the first swab was $77.00 from a place called "Afterhours somethin er-other~"
When I went the second time, I had to fight to keep it off the bill (and out of my mouth !). I knew what was wrong, and did not need a fleeb-flarbin' throat swab.
More than half of all medical procedures are unnecessary. More than half of all hospital visits are unnecessary. I'm not making this crap up, it's true.
Ain't nothin' more expensive than health- care in America. And that's because, generally speaking, we are past the tipping point of knowing how to take care of ourselves-- and relying on the best medicine we believe money can buy. Our healthcare system costs $2.3 Trillion dollars a year. You might need to read that again.
Active: I take care of myself
Passive: The system takes care of me
The U.S. has no standardized system of personal heath. We have standards for dental health, and we have standards for performance, and we have standards for society, and we have standards for attractiveness and beauty. But we have no standard for autonomous care of one's own body. Imagine if we took better care of ourselves and cut our healthcare bill in half. $2.3 Trillion X 0.5 = $1.15 Trillion
My teacher and I have devised a set of tools like no other on the planet. We have created a five-DVD box set of EXERCISE FOR ABSOLUTELY EVERYONE THIS SHOULD BE THE STANDARD
Learn how to care for your body, then Fire your Chiropractor! Fix your own back! Fight off unnecessary medical expenses! Like frickin' throat swabs! Forget Pharmaceuticals! Take fewer pills!
Keep more money for yourself!