You do your herbal stuff.....Some of us prefer to trust our health to a person who has studied and understood both medicine and modern pharmacology.
Personally I prefer a doctor versed in homeopathic and modern medicine but that's me and I'm not calling herbologists or homeopaths stupid or retarded.
I kind of like the fact that modern medicine offers such "stupid" things as a laboratory, CAT & PET scans, laparoscopic surgery to mention a few..
More important questions should be "do you smoke, drink, eat bad foods, etc." Statistically the people who do these things will cost more than the people who don't.
A good provider can diagnose you by looking at your tongue. So there is usually no need for a doctor's diagnostic tests...unless its an emergency.
I would think in a free market your dad would be able to get health coverage on everything except the diabetes treatment. It might be expensive, but it would at least be available.
Currently, I imagine, there are probably some regulations against doing that which prevents insurance companies from writing custom contracts for people with pre-existing conditions. There is a big market for people with pre-existing conditions, not sure why a company wouldn't want to extract premiums out of them and then just pay for any future health problems.
But I also agree with other posters that your dad could likely cure his condition with a change in diet. In fact, most conditions can be cured with a change in diet. Most of the foods that are causing these diseases are actually subsidized by government, making them cheaper. This puts people with limited means in a tough position because they either have to spend more on food to keep up their health or spend less on food now and spend much more later on health care.
Last edited by dannno; 04-16-2012 at 06:44 PM.
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I disagree that there are morons that just eat too much. This is rarely the case. The majority of eating problems are people who eat the wrong foods. People on a typical american diet with lots of dairy, butter, and meat fats will have lots of more health problems than people who don't eat this stuff. Insurance applications should be asking this stuff.
People die in China everyday from disease. They've died there throughout history. While I understand the implications of self-healing and preventative care to think that simply following 'ancient Chinese secret' is gonna solve all problems is just frikken idiotic.
Last edited by phill4paul; 04-16-2012 at 07:16 PM.
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Not everyone in China is health conscious. Not everyone keeps their body at 100%. Thats why its important to not only have CTM but put a system in place that encourages people to take care of you health.
or maybe this?
These people had to have known something was wrong way before it happened. How could they not know something was wrong when looking at those tongues?
JUST BECAUSE YOU DON'T AGREE WITH MY LIFESTYLE DOESN'T MEAN THAT IT QUALIFIES FOR A PRE-EXISTING OBAMA "MACK DADDY LONG LEGS" CARE CONDITION THAT ISN'T ANARCHO-CAPITALIST NASTY CAT TONGUE INFESTED CONSERVATISM
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