Employer health insurance isn’t what it used to be. People who used to get a full-time job or take on a career with a company would be offered a benefits package, which included health coverage that was better than any individual plan that you could buy for the same price. However, since the recent economic situation has changed things, companies are finding less incentive to offer benefits because of the rising costs of private healthcare services. Therefore, some people are left with insurance that is less than useful and many have no employer-sponsored coverage at all. Fortunately, there are options.
No employer-sponsored coverage
When you don’t have coverage at all through your employer, you will have to find your own individual or family insurance plan. Make sure that you do a little reading about insurance so that you are prepared and can choose the absolute best insurance for your needs. If you do have employer health insurance, but it leaves something to be desired, you can find supplemental insurance that will help pick up where your employer’s plan leaves off. It’s not going to be a walk in the park, but getting extra healthcare coverage doesn’t have to be rocket science, either.
Take the time to research supplemental insurance
If you want, talk to insurance companies and let them know that you just need something to pick up the slack. Usually, they have plans that are easily customized to your needs for this exact situation. Any company that is going to get business should be willing to help you get insurance, whether you need a full policy or just a few different types of coverage to fill the gaps in your employer’s health insurance. If a company doesn’t seem helpful or doesn’t have what you want, move on.
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Physician assistant jobs are expected to grow in the next couple of these years, especially within small communities and inner cities. The focus on saving money within the health care community has a lot to do with this growth. Physician assistants are able to bring costs down by helping doctors perform many of the essential functions in the medical offices and facilities.
Becoming a physician assistant
Those interested should have a college degree or some experience in the health care field, this will allow them to gain entrance into an accredited training program. After graduating from the program and passing a national level exam a license to practice can be obtained.
Able to work with doctors and surgeons
Employment opportunities are so accessible in this field and expanding so quickly because physician assistants are able to work with doctors and surgeons. The training that they go through allows them to perform a lot of the same duties in an office setting as a doctor would and they can also prescribe medications. The amazing fields that are available for PA’s to work in are general internal medicine, pediatrics and family medicine. Other specialties are available and include pre-operative and post-operative surgical care.
The environment for this job is fast-paced and exciting
The schedule allows candidates to experience all of the different shifts and the environments they breed. The atmosphere is usually a comfortable and well-lit one, but there can be long periods of standing if working a surgery rotation. The hours can vary as well depending on the type of practice. Some offices have set schedules, some are on call twenty-four hours a day and some have rotating shift work.
During the coursework phase of obtaining a physician’s assistants license, one will study medical ethics, biochemistry, pathology, anatomy, pharmacology, diagnostics and …Continue Reading
Hepatitis is a disease characterized by the liver being inflamed or swollen. It can cause permanent damage to a person’s liver tissue. Common types of hepatitis are A, B and hepatitis C. Both B and C can lead to permanent liver damage and even death. Viral hepatitis can be food-borne (spread through contaminated food or water), which does not lead to chronic liver problems, or blood-borne which can eventually lead to lethal consequences. Once diagnosed as having Hepatitis C, an individual will be infected for life. They will also be contagious for their lifetime and will have the ability to transmit this disease to others.
There are certain things a person can use to determine if they are at risk for Hepatitis C. If they have had a blood transfusion, used intravenous drugs, or have had a tattoo or body piercing they could be at risk. Anyone who is exposed to blood of an infected person, such as emergency workers, professionals in healthcare, and military personnel, is at risk of being infected themselves. Mother’s, if infected, can pass hepatitis to their child during birth, and it can also be transmitted through unprotected sex. People should take all precautions to protect themselves.
When looking for health insurance, a lot of companies require a person to go through a screening process to prove they are healthy enough for coverage. Once a person goes through the screening process it is up to the insurance company whether or not they will sell the individual the insurance plan. If a person has been diagnosed with Hepatitis C before hand, it is not likely they will qualify for coverage. It would be wise to look for an insurance company that does not require the screening process before coverage begins. If a person develops Hepatitis and already …Continue Reading
The health reform bill is now setting down new laws that will change how and when we choose to visit with a medical physician. Some individuals visit with a medical physician they have come to know and feel very comfortable. This can occur with dental visits too for those individuals who are experiencing major difficulties with their teeth and gums. Although it has been stated many times, individuals of all ages may continue seeing the medical health care physician they have grown accustomed.
In many instances, the government will now dictate every aspect of your life and it begins with your medical physician and your low-cost health insurance policy. You may intend to continue seeing your familiar medical physician, but the government will instead dictate who you will see based on the nearest medical clinic in your local area.
In the near future, the Internal Revenue Service will be in charge of your health requirements. The medical physician you visit with is obligated to turn over your personal medical records before administering any prescriptions. At the moment, it does appear the health insurance providers will be a fading entity the closer this universal health takes hold. Unless this can be stopped, we the people are about to journey down a path that will possibly lead to the destruction of the country.
The governments answer at the moment is to administer additional and higher tax laws to those individuals who remain in the dwindling work force. What is going to happen in a few years when there are no longer able bodied individuals employed? Why it is the responsibility of the remaining employed to pay for all the government programs? Why is it not possible for the medical physician and his or her patients to take control of the united health …Continue Reading
Chronic pain management does not refer to taking pain killers alone. It includes daily activities, exercises and changes in your lifestyle which will help you live a life that is not dictated by pain.
First, persons who are suffering from chronic pain should, like with all other illnesses, avoid or reduce stress and relax a lot more. There are many ways to reduce stress using common everyday activities. One is listening to music. It has been scientifically proven that music eliminates or diminishes stress. Stress has always been known as a factor that aggravates pain.
Persons with chronic pain should keep stress at a minimum in order to keep pain at bay. Aromatherapy is another effective way to drive away stress and pain. Similarly, a good massage can also melt all those worries and anxieties away leaving one in a completely relaxed state. It is also a good idea to take meditation classes. Learn to isolate the body from distractions and stress through meditation. If meditation classes are not an option, one can use deep breathing techniques instead. Quietly breathing in and out deeply for several minutes relaxes the body and the mind. Also, getting enough sleep is one of the best ways to promote relaxation and reduce stress. It does not matter which method is taken and people with chronic pain may even find their own unique ways of coping with stress. What matters is the understanding that one needs to treat his body well by allowing it relax more and not subjecting it to unnecessary stress.
Second, persons who suffer from chronic pain should not limit their activities. They should, in fact, exercise more. It has been proven that exercise increases the production of endorphins. Endorphins are chemicals which are released by the pituitary gland that act as …Continue Reading