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 …
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 …