We live in a country where we have a $3 trillion healthcare industry, yet we are still ranked 37th in the world according to the World Health Organization. So why is it we pay so much for healthcare if we aren’t getting the coverage and care we deserve?
The way our healthcare system is set up, it is extremely expensive on the administrative end to maintain which is one reason why health insurance companies charge such a significant amount of money for insurance plans in order to account for these significant administrative costs. One specific example of this is this significant number of billing specialists needed in order to manage the multiple different types of insurance plans we offer in the U.S.
The U.S. is also an exception to the norm when it comes to drug costs. In other countries, the government negotiates with drug makers to make sure drugs are affordable. However, in the U.S. we allow drug companies to charge whatever they deem fit for drugs ultimately boosting costs for insurance companies and ultimately everyone who has to purchase health insurance.
We treat symptoms rather than pursuing preventative medicine
With drug and administrative costs so high, you’d think that we’d do our best as a nation to avoid the hospitals and medical care by pursuing a balanced lifestyle focusing on the importance of exercise, nutrition and mental health. Unfortunately, this is not the case most of the time. As a nation, we typically wait until symptoms are severe and serious medical issues have arisen sprouting from issues that could’ve been managed with a balanced lifestyle.
Is paying for expensive health insurance your only option?
At FitHealth we decided we were tired of paying outrageous amounts of money for mediocre health insurance. We decided to find a better solution. This is why we partnered with Sedera healthcare to provide you with the coverage you deserve that goes above and beyond traditional healthcare. We focus on the 5 factors of health eating, sleeping, exercising, thinking, and connecting that we think are the most important in order to prevent the need for serious medical care through preventative measures. If you’re tired of paying more than you should be for your health insurance reach out to us for a free quote to find out how much you can be saving today!