What does this mean? It means that money. what people pay, and are willing to pay, for things and services get to the heart of the matter. Maybe this sort of discussion is not particularly polite, but it is honest... and accurate.
The "Health Care" debate rages. Nonsense on two levels. First, Medicine is NOT health care. It deals with disease and injury, not health. (Contrary to popular belief, health is NOT merely the absence of disease. It is "A state of optimal physical, mental and social well-being, and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity," according to Dorland's Medical Dictionary.)
Secondly, the only honest business, in my opinion, is shoulder-to-shoulder trade. Introduce a third party, like insurance companies, Medicare, Medical, etc., fees skyrocket because it's "nobody's money." Corruption abounds. Check out the image of the hospital bill, below, for just a snake bite. And the trend, now, is to consider "health care" a right, which means no one pays, which means anyone and everyone who works and pays taxes gets taxed to death. And the stinking level of "health care" gets even worse.
I stopped "taking insurance" over two decades ago. People pay me, gladly, because they know that no one will work harder for them, with more passion, with true, classioc chiropractic care, than I will. Many of my wellness practice members have been with me for 10, 20, 30 years. I tell them the truth, and I deliver the truth.
The chiropractors who are still "taking insurance?" They have such little self-esteem, such little esteem in Chiropractic, and such little understanding of what Chiropractic truly is, that they cannot conceive of someone actuslly paying them, with their own money. Almost always, this leads to scams. It always leads to low quality care.
People say "There's nothing more important than your health." OK. Do you have enough sense to ac tually believe this, and to act upon this? If so, come here. Get your nervous system liberated, so that you, too, can achieve Health, from Above-down, Inside-out.
Don Harte, D.C.
Marin Straight Chiropractor