“We’re busy all our life, then we die.”- Unknown
With the growth of Internet and also with rapid globalization,the world is shrinking down at a much faster pace than we can imagine.Healthcare expenditure has grown exponentially for individuals and also for business with large health insured employers base.In the current era of recession, healthcare industry in every country has many issues.Today the modern consumer is always battling with a sense of urgency, with debts of car payments, house mortgages, Credit card defaults, and other billing worries. The endless turmoil of responsibilities and struggles keeps you absorbed during most of our waking hours, at work, at home, and even in dream. We have been completely absorbed in our current world that we seem to have forgotten how to lead a minimalist life.
Now, more than ever before – life keeps getting more complicated. And for the most part, all of us certainly agree it’s worthwhile! Regardless of the challenges and tribulations involved in our modern lifestyles, this is a glorious time for being alive… and we’re fortunate to keep witnessing astonishing developments in science and technology and be a part of it.It’s the heyday of consumerism, and we love just about everything of it: we make investments, we take expensive hobbies, and we treat ourselves with all the gadgets and tools that strike our fancy.
After all, that’s why we keep working hard, right? To get access to the things we want; to spend our free time as we please, and to get as close as possible to enjoying life to the fullest with our loved ones.Whether you love it or hate it… that’s pretty much the spirit of our time, the way things work in this day and age. The real problem though, is that generally – amidst the ongoing rush of earning money and the thrill of spending money, we’re prone to losing perspective and forgetting that which is in fact our single most valuable asset.
Most of us do not even spare a thought to our single valuable treasure, as we feel it is not important at present. We prod along with our daily routine, until one fine day…we realize when it is too late.
Why We Need a Health Plan?
Few of us realize that the complications of majority of diseases can be avoided by early screening tests and regular checkups with a health care professional.But,we have many reasons to procrastinate about visiting our doctor—it is expensive to do screening tests, we don’t want to wait in a physician’s office with sick people, we have more worthwhile and entertaining activities to pursue. When we are still healthy, we don’t give much thought to our health. Then, one fine day we end up in the emergency room, the place we dread.Breaking out of this vicious cycle is not easy and there are no miracle cures for any disease and its complications. But, thanks to the rapid growth of technologies, today it is possible to have a screening test in the comfort of our home, and home health care is now affordable.
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in their publication Consumer Expenditures in 2005 the average consumer unit (household – a family consisting of an average of 2.5 people) spent $2,664 on health care in 2005.
And by now, most households could have successfully cut back on their health care expenses, if by then they would have started thinking proactively about their well being.Sometimes, changing the future can be achieved most effortlessly by shifting perspectives in the present.Just like how personal financial management is essential to maintain a healthy finances in life, similarly a good health management plan will help you to get your health aligned in the present, so you can have a better chance of living a happier, healthier future.In order to do such a thing, you need to approach health in a different way.