Evasive Action to Overbearing Healthcare Reform

With the June 28, 2012 ruling by the Supreme Court of the United States in declaring the Affordable Care Act constitutional, very important personal decisions need to be made by Joe and Jill Citizen as to how they will deal with the changes as it relates to their conscious health decisions. For instance, in order to keep the plan as cost effective as possible steps may be implemented to limit doctors in the types of treatments they can provide their patients. Is this something Joe and Jill Citizen is ready to contend with?
In the likelihood of that type of scenario affecting millions of people, there lies enormous potential for aware and free-thinking individuals to take more responsibility for their own health and well being. Preparing for the worst is, if not should be, a natural-born instinct for every human being. We prepare for bad weather by having candles or …

Supreme Court Health Care Reform Decision: Choose Your Own Adventure

Remember the “Choose Your Own Adventure” books from when you were a child? At the end of each chapter you got to decide how the story continued by choosing an outcome and the overall story would change accordingly. Well unfortunately, a panel of unelected officials will be choosing our “adventure” tomorrow for us. This “Choose Your Own Adventure” story is epic in size and spans over 2600 pages making the length of the Bible pale in comparison (no messianic pun intended but possibly warranted). The cast of characters in this epic “story” is huge. We have a President whose re-election and legacy will be affected by the Supreme Court’s decision. We have insurance carriers that employ hundreds of thousands of people. We have healthcare providers that only want to practice medicine while maintaining a balance between risk (lawsuits) and reward (insurance reimbursements). Lastly and most importantly, we have the American …