There’s a growing trend towards privately funded care. The bottom line? You or third party insurance pays. A common example is paying out of pocket for an MRI to be done by a private company instead of waiting three months for a provincially funded MRI.
And as someone who hasn’t had to extensively rely on the health care system for treatment, it’s pretty high and mighty of me to say “Tough it out, cupcake! Wait for your provincially funded MRI. You probably don’t have a brain tumor anyways.” But then again, this blog is called Holier than Thou. That is not a coincidence. I am as opinionated and judgmental as they come. All the same, I’m gonna ease up and say, fair enough. Being sick is scary and if you have the money, who am I to hate on the private health care sector that is going to give you piece of mind for a price?
So instead, I’m going to propose something else. Something to ease the burden on our publically funded health care system and to leave hospital beds, clinic waiting seats and examination tables open for those in need. It is to take care of ourselves. Get vaccinated, eat well, exercise, ditch stress, watch fewer Bachelorette episodes, and make yourself happy. While stress may or may not cause illness, it certainly exacerbates it. Being good to yourself, simplifying your life and eating oranges will just make you happier and as a result, healthier.
Healthy people are cheap dates and that’s a good thing.