Today officially marks the end of an era - for the first time in my life, I'm 100% uninsured. Over the last few years I basically lost everything that was dear (or I thought was dear) to me. While everything was intentionally or unintentionally stripped away, the one thing that I kept holding onto was my health insurance.
I held on tight to it because I had seen so many other patients struggle and I was also aware that if my days were numbered and my capacity weakened - I'd need it to make acceptable end of life decisions.
All the DC talk of one president's health care plan versus another's is frankly BS to me because the underlying problem is that we treat medicine like a business and the fact that insurance companies decide what our value is or isn't based on things in and sometimes not in our control is plain ridiculous. It's not the industry's fault but rather ours for #accepting this in America.
I've made #peace with the fact that I can no longer live in my own country anymore because I can't afford to have the life I need to have there. I've accepted that whatever happens now at whatever stage of my life, I'm okay with the outcome. I've been okay with that for a very long time now but this was the absolute final nail in the coffin.
I'm now about to embark on shopping for insurance here in India. From everything I've seen and read, it's clear India has followed the American industry pattern and it looks like no matter how awesomely I beat #cancer and no matter how close I was to #death and managed to come back - there is a excess life #tax for surviving it!
While I can't sell miracles or even give the answer to the path to a cure for any #disease, I can offer a roadmap to #wellness and good health. I'm still living only because of this. It's important for me to share this and lead by example. How best can I do this? Be so healthy that I never need #insurance!
Here's to freedom and finally letting go of the fear. Come what may, I know we'll all be okay!
Step 1: 10 minute black sand massage at the sea. Now this is therapy with 24/7 benefits.
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