Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Ten Steps to Better Health Care

Americans for Free Choice in Medicine has a nice set of practical guidelines for navigating through the American health care system entitled "Ten Steps to Better Health Care".

I've listed the main points, but I recommend reading the whole thing because the essay elaborates on each point in greater depth:
1. Think About Your Health
2. Think About How You Use Health Care
3. Know the Doctor
4. Know How the Doctor Is Paid
5. Study the Health Plan
6. Know How the Health Plan Is Paid
7. Save Money
8. Ask for Cash Discounts
9. Recognize That Health Care Is Not a Right
10. Be Personally Responsible for Your Health Care
Update: The link seems to be broken. If I find a working link, I'll repost this.