Being a pawn in today’s consumer-driven society, you need a PhD, along with lots of time, to do all the research necessary to make a wise decision. Although more than half of America lives paycheck to paycheck, they still somehow find a way to buy a new cellphone every other year and have just a few dollars in a savings plan.

We somehow don’t have an issue with paying well over $100 a month for cable but refuse to spend the extra money on fresh vegetables and healthier food. The same analogy goes for anything related to paying for our healthcare. We don’t have a problem spending over $100 on a pair of jeans but balk at paying $75 for an hour with a medical provider who can help make a difference in your life.

Healthcare is a touchy subject for most of us. We feel that it is an entitlement but in this day and age it is far removed from what it used to be. Gone are the days of a reasonable co-payment and satisfaction with your healthcare provider. So knowing this information why does most of the population continue to rely on an antiquated system that is broken?

Nowadays there are more and more sham providers exploiting desperate people with mystical and unproven treatments. You are not alone if you have been taken for a ride under the guise of health. I have also fallen victim to these false hopes during my recovery from knee surgery. There is nothing worse than throwing money away on something that just doesn’t work.

You need to find a healthcare provider you trust and respect. If you value your health, I highly recommend not putting a limit on your health. Without your health, you truly have nothing. As long as there is a solid plan with measurable goals in place, there is no reason you should feel nervous about parting with your hard earned money. If anyone promises a miracle cure, I would question his or her motives.

Yours in Health,

Keith Pacific