Your Weekly Wednesday Wisdom
This is the first of many reflections from my recent trip to Peru. I had forgotten about this aspect (emergency care coverage) until we received our health insurance reimbursement. Although this is a bit out of my normal scope of writing, I do want to pass along this important reminder. I believe in caring for ourselves in the most natural way possible but obviously traditional health care is still critical in many situations. I know this is a sticky mess, diving into health care and I’m not going into specifics. Here’s what I do want to say. Figure out where you are with yours, what you might need to do or change and what you can do and change with your lifestyle, starting now – whether or not you have insurance. I found this site that offers regular health care plans as well as international coverage. You can click here to check out the details. They even offer international coverage which I wasn’t aware of. (And, thank goodness we were covered because our situation was considered an emergency.)
Health insurance is in the news all the time with the 2014 Affordable Care Act getting closer. Our emergency needs in Peru reminded me of how quickly one’s situation can go from okay to bad to scary and much worse without coverage. Not only that but obesity and sickness is costing us millions. Getting cancer or some awful disease is stressful enough without adequate coverage. Don’t live carelessly because you have good insurance and don’t stick your head in the sand if you don’t. Each state will have its own provisions and guidelines and I’m guessing it will be quite confusing.
Nothing like traveling out of your country and dealing with major altitude sickness and severe dehydration (saving that story for next entry) to realize how important it is to have coverage, let alone in your own backyard. Easy as clicks and google searches (like the one I found above) so get started, along with taking exquisite care of yourselves.