Despite the misery of most Americans, one piece of news this week was in my favor, regarding health care.
While I empathize with those who are hurting, I myself am without health insurance intentionally. I believe health is our own responsibility (with exceptions of course) and that health plans are unique to each individual. (My current plan is a permanent page of this blog).
Many conditions are avoidable and curable with diet and lifestyle and within nature. I do not believe for one second that health care can be found in institutions filled with deadly germs, pharmaceutical accidents, toxic tests, and life-threatening surgeries.
As a “hands off” kind of girl, especially when it comes to my health, the fact that our government has a say in what I do for my health frightens and enrages me (which is not good for my health).
I am also not a fan of subsidizing many things with my taxes, especially vaccines that may harm children and health conditions (and abortions) that could be avoided with better choices. Meanwhile, I was fined for refusing to purchase government health insurance, which did not cover any treatments or test choices that I felt would benefit my health.
Nobody subsidizes me when I have to relocate to NY to access a plant researched to be the best bet for a complete recovery from breast cancer. I have to pay thousands of dollars out of my own pocket to purchase the expensive medical marijuana medicine, which the government is more than happy to collect taxes on.
So this week I will at least be grateful that I no longer have to pay a fine to make my own health choices.