These days, it’s pretty easy to hear negative talk about the healthcare system in the United States. But with Thanksgiving right around the corner, it’s time to think about everything we’re thankful for. And there are plenty of reasons to be grateful for U.S. healthcare. Here are just a few:
Our Specialists Teach the World
In the United States, we have the unique opportunity to be cared for by the medical specialists that teach doctors all over the world. The U.S. is known for their cutting-edge, advanced, modern medical care. The same doctors that are making medical breakthroughs are caring for you and your family.
It’s Illegal to be Denied Care
If you’ve never lived outside the United States, it might seem like a given that if you go to an emergency room, you’ll receive care. But that’s not how it is in many other countries. Here at home, healthcare is widely given to those without health insurance, then paid for by charitable organizations or taxpayers. The system may be imperfect, but if you’ve ever been denied treatment, you’ll be grateful for our healthcare.
Screening Tests are Available
Not only are countless screening tests available for conditions like cancers and diabetes, but under most healthcare plans, they’re also administered without a copay. In a world where deadly cancers – like cervical, prostate and breast – are all too common, this is something to be grateful for.
You Can’t be Denied for Pre-existing Conditions
It used to be that if you had a pre-existing condition, like diabetes or heart disease; it was difficult to find an insurer that would cover you. But now, it’s illegal for insurance companies to deny you coverage based on pre-existing conditions. That’s something to be thankful for.
You Can Choose
U.S. healthcare may not be perfect, but if you don’t like your plan, you can choose a new one! Now is open enrollment on the Nevada Health Link exchange website, so it’s time to re-enroll if you like your existing plan, or change it up if you don’t. Need help? Give us a call today!
Originally posted 2015-11-16 15:59:13.