Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Curiosity Abounds; or It's Your Turn to Speak Out

Slump, depression, recession, whatever you call it, times are tough, no where more so than here in Michigan.

We all cut back, tighten the old belt, don't open our wallets quite as often or as wide as before. Sometimes that means cutting back at the grocery store, right now I'm guessing the pile under you Christmas tree will look a little slimmer than years past, as will mine.

But what I'm curious to know is - how has the downward trend in the economy affected the options that you make for yourself in health care?

Do you try to cut back on the number of doctor appointments? Are you trying to make your prescription medicines and nutritional supplements last longer? Have you stopped taking certain meds/supplements?

Has it changed the way you plan for your family, in regards to having children, or how you budget for meals/vacations/gifts/clothes/etc for your family and children?

Similarly, how has the economy affected your health care plan? Has your employer changed plans or stop providing health care?

All information shared will be kept strictly confidential, and you can either leave your responses as a comment, or you can email them directly to me - liberallucy[at]gmail[dot]com

For full-disclosure, my curiosity stems from a discussion I've been having with several fellow female political bloggers on how a poor economy affects healthcare options.

Thanks in advance for your participation!

1 comment:

djtyg said...

I tried avoiding the doctor for a long time, until I went into the hospital.

Now I don't have much choice in the matter. Even with insurance it's all one big money pit. Endless prescriptions, paying for tiny testing strips that only cost $120 because you NEED them, and the b.s. doctor appointments with doctors who can't find anything wrong with you and keep telling you to keep doing what you're doing, but bill you anyway for their service.

Sorry for ranting. The broken healthcare system in this country is really ticking me off.