Have you ever been in a house full of people sick with the stomach flu, and you are the only one well? I do not know about you, but I start wondering if I am going to get sick, if I get a twinge if it is the start of the awfulness etc.
I am on Medicaid, and all of a sudden, the doctor asks repeatedly if I want to schedule mammograms, colonoscopies, flu shots- the works- all of which I turn down because I refuse to entertain the notion that I am going to get these things. But the constant questions have made me wonder if this stuff is getting into my subconscious...and that, in turn, made me wonder if, when everyone has insurance, if people will start going to the doctor for every little thing when before they did not bother.
I am not saying this right, I think. What I am trying to say is if knowing you have insurance will actually cause you to spiritually and subconsciously not fight off what you would have before the Affordable Insurance Act...
I do hope you are getting my drift. I am not trying to get into a political debate- I am looking at this law as a big, enormous mind experiment with all Americans part of the experiment.
My Blessings to you, as usual,
This is a pretty interesting hypothesis. On one hand it would be a preventive thing making sure everyone is in tiptop health.
But on the other hand with the laws of creation people being told they need this that and also that other thing checked out, they find thoughts to worry over that they hadn't before!
You had better get this checked, we need to check that, because you could get this or that disease.
Next you are worried you may have or get, cancer, diabetes, MS, and the list goes on because you are told you need to be checked for it.
These worries create that expectancy based in fear of the possibility of having or getting whatever it is you were told you should be checked for.
This fear creating the vibration of the thing feared and thus creating it where it wasn't before.
answered 07 Nov '13, 16:20
You are paying in advance for illness that you are certain will come your way. You are making all preparations in the present for a future of illness. You are betting upon disease and not health. This is the worst kind of natural hypnosis, and yet within your system insurance is indeed a necessity, because the belief in illness so pervades your mental atmosphere.
Many become ill only after taking out such "insurance" -- and for those, the act itself symbolically represents and acceptance for disease. Even more unfortunate are the special policies for the elderly that detail in advance all the most stereotyped and distorted concepts about health and age. There is great correlation between the policies that people take out, and the illnesses that they then fall pray to.
Even more disadvantageous are the suggestions given, with the best of purposes in mind, concerning specific health areas dealing with prevention.
Illness is not a foreign agency thrust upon you, but as long as you believe that it is, then you will accept it as such. You will also feel powerless to combat it.
Source: The Nature of Personal Reality (A Seth Book)
answered 07 Nov '13, 18:50
Well Jai ... being a "Christian", I thought this story may be applicable..
God Will Save Me
A faithful Christian man heard the warning and decided to stay, saying to himself, "I will trust God and if I am in danger, then God will send a divine miracle to save me."
The neighbors came by his house and said to him, "We're leaving and there is room for you in our car, please come with us!" But the man declined. "I have faith that God will save me."
As the man stood on his porch watching the water rise up the steps, a man in a canoe paddled by and called to him, "Hurry and come into my canoe, the waters are rising quickly!" But the man again said, "No thanks, God will save me."
The floodwaters rose higher pouring water into his living room and the man had to retreat to the second floor. A police motorboat came by and saw him at the window. "We will come up and rescue you!" they shouted. But the man refused, waving them off saying, "Use your time to save someone else! I have faith that God will save me!"
The flood waters rose higher and higher and the man had to climb up to his rooftop.
A helicopter spotted him and dropped a rope ladder. A rescue officer came down the ladder and pleaded with the man, "Grab my hand and I will pull you up!" But the man STILL refused, folding his arms tightly to his body. "No thank you! God will save me!"
Shortly after, the house broke up and the floodwaters swept the man away and he drowned.
When in Heaven, the man stood before God and asked, "I put all of my faith in You. Why didn't You come and save me?"
Personally I think any one with your health issues would be a fool if they didn't get a flu shot unless you are allergic or have another medical reason not to do so. If you end up with breast or colon cancer in the future, you have only yourself to blame. Colorectal screenings & colonscopies can & do prevent colon cancer. You may want to research this Jai. Odd, you run to the ER for just about everything under the sun; but you don't believe in preventative care? hmm.. Why is that? Er visits cost tax payers big dollars as does unnecessary hospital stays which could have been prevented as well as long term care which could have been prevented especially if one has virtually free insurance like Medicaid. It is believed by many, "The affordable care act was designed to help ppl afford preventive care which will reduce the cost to taxpayers in the long run."
I haven't had a common cold since the late 1980's. I get a flu shot because I am around people who are elderly or who have health problems. I do NOT want to infect someone with a virus which could be life threatening - so I do my part & get a shot. It's the least I can do..
NOT every case of cancer or illness is caused by 'bad thinking or bad vibes' - genetics, lifestyle & nutrition play a role too.
Do you have any idea what it will cost taxpayers to care for someone who has colon cancer? Compare this to the cost of a colonoscopy. You are fortunate to have insurance Jai. Do you have any idea how many people wish they had medical insurance or are working 1 or more minimum wage jobs & simply cannot afford insurance? You don't realize how fortunate you are.
A colorectal screening & a colonoscopy if deemed medically necessary is preventative care. The cost of a colonoscopy & the removal of a polyp which may turn into cancer is insignificant compared to the long term treatment of cancer. It's also an unnecessary burden to taxpayers.
ETA To answer your question
NO, it will NOT!
My answer is NO. For the simple fact MOST ppl in the US have medical insurance.
Why would it change NOW? It hasn't so far. Medical Insurance is NOTHING new.
There are 317 million US citizens & less than 50 million are uninsured. There are currently 50 million people on Medicare which is insurance for the elderly or disabled after 2 yrs. Many ppl like you have are on Medicaid due to the generosity of the American taxpayers. Nearly every child in America has insurance. There have been programs that pay for medical insurance for low income children for decades at either zero cost or next to nothing.. Others are entitled to medical assistance & those ppl are included in the 47 million non elderly uninsured tally..
What you fail to understand is the majority of the uninsured are in low-income working families. Working families with 2 incomes - minimum wage jobs earners who wish to have coverage but simply cannot afford the premiums. There employers do not provide medical benefits. The working poor in this country. These ppl don't qualify for public assistance like you do & the majority are adults. People of color are the ones most at risk for not having health coverage. This law helps out ppl who have preexisting conditions & makes health insurance more affordable for everyone.
You never worked or worked enough to qualify for SSDI otherwise you would be receiving SS based on your earning record instead of SSI which is a govt handout for ppl who never worked or paid into SS & this entitles you to free medical insurance also known as Medicaid.
Once again my answer is NO because the majority of the ppl have insurance in the US. I have and have always had insurance & when I was a child my parents insured me. I never use it; but I sure don't want to lose everything I have if something happened through no fault of my own. Having insurance hasn't cursed me yet & I don't think it will either. It's like carrying a very expensive spare tire with me in case I have a flat. Wade has NO insurance so he never goes to the doctor. You on the other hand have basically free insurance with no deductible or premium & you run to the doctor all the time. If you had to pay a large co payment or meet a deductible would you go as often as you do now?
One-quarter (25%) of uninsured adults go without needed care each year due to cost Studies repeatedly demonstrate that the uninsured are less likely than those with insurance to receive preventive care and services for major health conditions and chronic diseases. Research has also suggested that insurance can decrease likelihood of depression and stress.
I think that what passes for health care in the USA is "disease care," not "health care." Alternative medicine is not covered under health insurance, just allopathic medicine, which promotes, causes, and then "treats" diseases they have caused by their medicines. Just look at the explosion of disease and ill health we have had in the USA. I don't trust conventional medicine, nor the government, so I try to stay healthy. Allopathic medicine is great for things like broken bones etc, but it does not increase health. it actually promotes disease and ill health by prescribing drugs that cause further declines in health. Chemotherapy destroys the immune system in cancer patients. The Standard American Diet is responsible for the explosion of obesity and subsequent ill effects of obesity. Diabetics are encouraged to eat carbs and take ever increasing amount of insulin, which destroys their pancreas. I could go on and on ... I've seen a lot of people killed or maimed by conventional medicine. No, thank you.
I avoid conventional medicine whenever possible and I don't take their drugs. I agree with Seth.
Just my two cents. :)
Does having life insurance shorten your life? I think not. Does having car insurance increase your possibility of having an accident? No, unless you having car insurance makes you careless (oh, the insurance will just pay for it).
Insurance has one purpose, and only one, and that is to give up a small monetary loss in exchange for protection against an unlikely, but large, monetary loss. In other words, you and many other people pay a small amount of money which goes into a pot that makes a large pool of money. If someone collects (which, in insurance terms, is a statistically improbable event, the moral equivalent of winning the lottery), the money is taken from that large pool, thus protecting the person's family from large financial losses.
The problem with most health insurance is that it's not really health insurance; it's a pre-payment plan. Most health insurance is really a prescription drug and doctor visit plan; you pay $400 per month, and go to the doctor once in awhile. The plan makes money on the healthy people, not the sick ones.
The only real health insurance is the kind that protects you against catastrophic financial loss, the kind that has a high deductible (say, $10,000). You pay for your own drugs and doctor visits out of your own pocket; if expenses exceed $10,000 in any one year, then the insurance covers it. If you're healthy, you get to pocket the difference; catastrophic health insurance is very inexpensive, and if you self-insure for the first $10,000, you can expect to save $300 per month, or more, on health insurance costs.
Having health insurance doesn't increase the likelihood that you will get sick. If anything, the opposite is true; having health insurance makes it more likely for people to go to the doctor, before a small problem turns into a larger one.
People don't get sick from their subconscious, unless their subconscious is sick.
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