So everyone has heard about the swine flu. We all know how to protect ourselves, if possible, from contracting the illness. We stay in as much as possible, cover our mouths and noses when we sneeze and cough, and stay away from people exhibiting symptoms.
They say that they have a number of cases found in different parts of the world as well. What I wonder is, how many cases have gone unreported because of lack of insurance and inability to go to the hospital. It would be very bad indeed to be without insurance and also suffering from what could be the next pandemic illness. It is similar, but not as extreme, as the strain that took everyone by surprise in 1918. The only difference is that this time we should be more prepared with all of our health care advances. Unfortunately, the uninsured are in the most danger. Most age ranges are accounted for when looking at the spectrum of uninsured here in America.
If you are one of those unisured, please, i urge you to take the initiative now and get yourself some protection. Especially if you have families. My best advice is to go through a smaller insurance company. They will be more willing to work with you and understand your personnal needs because they have a more intimate relationship with their clients. They will care about your sick daughter or son and will know you on a level that would never be attained by the do-it-yourself, over the internet insurance. It is also easier to misunederstand, or be confused about your policy with a bigger company because they spend less time trying to win your business. In most cases, they don’t need you, and they won’t care whether you stay with them or go elsewhere. Smaller companies will be better for you in the long run.
Please, during this flu season keep your family healthy and protected, and if they should become ill, make sure that they can get the care they need. Here is to wishing you and yours the best.