We are fortunate to live in a nation that offers free health care in the form of a national health system.
Health care is the place where most people get healthy and get healthy-as-a-class. There are lots of people who have had a bad day for years and years, and most of them are not actually in the health care system. And they often only get a few days a week. We don’t know whether we should keep a list of all the people we have health care for and keep track of them. Most people can do that.
But what happens when a person goes home and does something drastic? For example, a person who is suffering from a serious illness, a woman who has just given birth, or anyone who is in a wheelchair. The only way to stay healthy, in most cases, is to go to the nearest health care center. For many people this is not convenient, so they might choose to take their medicine out of their medicine cabinet.
But what if the next day, the person is a wreck and has to use a wheelchair? Or worse yet, has to go to the nearest health care center for a checkup? For most people these health care centers are not as convenient as they seem. But if they have to go to the closest one, they might not know where to go.
You may be thinking, “that would be a waste of money,” or “you would be stuck in the local emergency room for a few hours or so.” The problem with this solution is that the closest health care center is going to be the one your nearest doctor or nurse is likely to see. If you are visiting a doctor, they might be able to prescribe things that you need without your having to find a new doctor.
If you have insurance, there are several health care centers in your local area that are open 24/7. These are usually in a small town or city with a larger hospital nearby. These centers are usually just a phone call away, and often have a full-time receptionist and physician on duty. So you might be able to drive to one of these clinics by the time you need them most.
If you’re in the hospital, or if you have insurance, you might be able to get some sort of prescription for a new procedure, but you’ll have to wait to call and pay for it.
In New England, I have friends who have health insurance who get the best care in the least amount of time. (There is a huge difference in care in my neck of the woods.
New England is a small and rural area, and health care is a huge part of what you hear about. If you live in one of the big cities, you might be lucky enough to get excellent care for a very small price. But a lot of my friends who live outside the state still have to deal with the cost, and they’re all in tough spots.
As if you don’t already have all the details. I don’t know why it’s so easy to say, “Well, I was on the hospital ward for a couple of days. I can’t remember the name of the place, but I can remember who they were for, and they had a nice, comfortable bed-and-breakfast. I could always call on the help desk.