Whether you have coverage or not, the current health care system
in America offers little to safeguard quality or accountability. Many people aren’t aware that they DON’T have to live in fear of getting sick.
If you’ve experienced 2 or more of these you likely have Sick Care!
1. You wait longer than 5 minutes in a waiting room
Research published in the American Journal of Managed Care estimates that it takes an average 37 minutes of travel to get to the doctor’s office. If you’re spending more than 5 minutes in the waiting room that is well over an hour of time lost from work and family.
- How can you stay healthy if you can’t work or be recharged by family time?
2. Your actual time with doctor feels rushed and is often less than 10 Minutes
The American Journal of Managed Care states that patients spend 8-12 minutes face-to-face with their doctor. That’s less than 10% of the total time patients invest in seeking care.
- Not cool. When your doctor appointment feels like a speed date gone wrong…there’s a problem.
3. One visit leads to follow-up visits which leads to excessive Co-Pays $
When seeking care for chronic conditions like diabetes, high blood pressure, or any small injury requiring a re-check, you’ll be dinged for every follow-up appointment. Even if it’s a 1 minute “Looks good. Come back in six weeks” appointment.
- Does it really surprise anyone that Co-Pays don’t count toward your deductible?
4. You pay a premium for unnecessary overpriced prescriptions
Sadly it took a national opioid crisis to increased scrutiny on Physicians prescribe unnecessary prescriptions. That said, thanks to the big pharmaceutical lobbyist, there is little being done around the mark-up on legitimate or unnecessary prescriptions.
- Not sure about you, but I’m not a fan of lining the pockets of huge pharmaceutical companies who make more money from sick people than they do healthy.
5. The Doctor Spends Half the Time Getting to Know you for the 3rd Time
The current health care system requires such a high patient churn rate doctors rarely have time to even get to know or remember patients. According to a 2018 survey by the Physicians Foundation, doctors see approximately 20 patients a day with little to no time to prepare or review charts between appointments.
- I couldn’t remember anyone’s medical history let alone their name if I went on 20 ‘medical speed dates’ a day! Who wants to spend half their paid-for-time reminding the doctor who they are and what hurts?
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