We are a one income family; dh makes between $37,000-$47,000 per year. He is paid hourly and has horrible benefits. He gets paid every other week, and out of each check just over $700 is taken out for very poor health insurance. (No dental, optical, chiro, mental..) A regular dr co-pay is $50 and a specialist is $75. High deductible, too.
I have a handful of chronic illnesses, but most of them I treat with alternative methods-or would like to if we had the money. Our kids are pretty healthy.
So I'm thinking if we had ALL that money in our pocket, we could afford to-
-have us receive weekly chiro visits.
- get a weekly massage for me.
-travel a ways to see a good Naturopath
-buy good quality Essential Oils
-hire someone to come in and clean for two hrs a week. ( I am disabled)
- buy grass-fed beef, real milk and local,organic food.
-get a ymca membership.
-see a biological dentist
And still have money to pay out of pocket for a dr visit if we need to. I see two specialists twice a year, my regular internist three/year.
Does this sound crazy?? Has anyone else given up health insurance to actually be able to afford REAL preventative health care??
Thanks in advance!!