We all need health care sooner or later. Some of us are victims of injuries resulting in a bone fracture. Americans are statistically likely to suffer two bone fractures in their lifetimes and fractures result in approximately 887,679 Hospitalizations each year. Heart Disease, Cancer, Stroke, Diabetes, Respiratory diseases, are top health concerns in America. There were 163.3 million emergency department visits according to the Center for Disease Control.
When we suddenly find that we need care we are flooded with questions. How bad is it? What are the treatments? Will my insurance cover it? Where do I go first? Whom do I have to notify? How long will it take to recover? Will I be able to work while I recover? Will disability insurance help? Do I have disability insurance? Will I need hospitalization? Is that a good thing or a bad thing? How about Surgery? What about rehab? Where can I go for that? What costs of that are covered by my various insurance plans? How will I get answers to all of these questions and more.
Such questions are quite ordinary and reasonable. Yet they also have the tendency to cloud our judgement and ability to hear instructions and information from providers let alone to be able to ask questions and fully understand the treatment options.
Health care is also expensive and the system is fractured. While the Affordable Care Act may have made insurance more affordable, it is harder and harder to get care and when we do see a provider they are often distracted by a myriad of technology that is related to our care, but takes them away from us. Who is there for us?
Private Professional Health Advocates are a worthy investment in such times. They can literally impact the quality and quantity of your life by being in the right place at the right time to assert your concerns and get the attention your need and deserve from the health care system. Time and time again, they are able to help clients ask for what they want and so often that makes all the difference. Like a financial advisor you pay to manage your finances, a lawyer you pay to advocate for you in court, and an accountant you pay to to complete your tax returns, a Professional Health Advocate is privately paid by you and their allegiance is to you! For more information on hiring a Professional Health Advocate call The Lucky Hedgehog Company, Inc. at 212-600-0234 or toll free at 844-600-0234. Make sure someone is there for you!