All posts tagged: Healthcare

ImaginePublicity On Air: Is Obamacare Really Affordable?

Debbie Hodges explains her decision to opt out of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and pay the penalty even though she has a rare chronic illness, is prescribed several expensive medications, and has ongoing issues related to her health situation. Listen here:   Recently featured in a front page story at the Virginian-Pilot, she, along with others discuss the continuing burden of health care insurance. Hodges is just a few years short of being eligible for Medicare and has amassed debt to pay for health insurance under the ACA. She is prescribed 11 different medications to deal with the effects of her chronic illness, but has to order from Canada, or other countries outside the US, to be able to afford them. Hodges is not someone who takes her situation lightly since being diagnosed in 1997. She planned well for her future knowing her medical costs would continue for the rest of her life. However, what she didn’t plan for was the rising cost of care, along with the rising cost of insurance premiums and …

Health is the NEW Wealth: AWAREMed and Dr. Dalal Akoury, MD

Health is the New Wealth from Dalal Akoury “You can not be wealthy unless you are healthy.” Kind of like the chicken and the egg, which comes first? If you have enough wealth to buy the best in healthcare, would that make you healthy? Wealth may give you better odds, but you can’t buy health. It takes much more than expensive prescription medications and countless visits to the doctor to create a healthy environment within your body. Where are you investing your money? The stock market? Real estate? Diamonds? Gold and Silver? What are the advantage of good financial investments if you aren’t healthy enough to enjoy the profits? Or, if all the profits of your hard-earned money are spent on doctor visits and prescription drugs? With our environment filled with new toxins every day, and a society who is eating “supersize” portions of fast food, we stand at a crossroads, not only as a whole, but as individuals who are battling obesity, chronic pain, cancer and other lethal and uncomfortable conditions.  Our lack of …