healthcare.gov?

Do YOU know the difference between health insurance and health care? Apparently the Obama administration doesn’t.

So why they decided to give their official website such a name is interesting, because healthcare.gov doesn’t have a thing to do with health care.

Instead, it’s all about how to buy health insurance.

Take a few minutes to browse around the site itself. You won’t find much about health care. Except the usual rhetoric about how you need health insurance, before you can have health care.

That’s a myth. Because health insurance – just like all other forms of insurance – is meant to insure against financial disaster. Not to pay for flu shots and PAP smears. But there are plenty of profits to be made off confusing people, and making them believe in a fairy tale.

Make no mistake though. Health insurance is not the same as health care.

And we don’t need health insurance to have health care. Despite what we’re told nearly every day.

Seriously. I can prove it. I own the Colleyville Medical Clinic, where I practice medicine without taking any health insurance whatsoever. Both I and my patients couldn’t be happier.

Now please don’t get me wrong – I’m not saying that we don’t need health insurance at all. I am saying that we need to know how health insurance has changed, and how it doesn’t cover every last dime of your health care any more.

And unfortunately, the Obama administration’s sellout to health insurers via the healthcare.gov website does nothing to help you understand that. Much less fix health care.

That, is up to you. 🙂

 

It’s not the COSTS of health care that are outrageous…it’s the CHARGES.

Physician. Health Insurance Agent. Author. Health care humorist. Medical satirist. Disruptor. At your service. My name is Kevin Wacasey, and I’ve been practicing medicine since 1994. When I graduated from medical school, I took an oath to do no harm to my patients. To me, that includes financial harm. But since health insurance took over health care over 40 years ago, health care prices have skyrocketed. And despite what we’re told by the media every day, it isn’t the costs of health care that are outrageous; it’s the charges. So if you’ve ever wondered why we spend so much on health insurance and health care, then come along and join me as I explore the crazy world of Healthcareonomics. Health care doesn’t have to be expensive. Let me show you how. For speaking opportunities and to pass along your questions/comments, please email me at drw@healthcareonomics.com.

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