Why You Should Not Put Off Going to the Doctor—Even If You’re Broke
Many people put off going to the doctor for a variety of reasons, but one of the most common reasons is because they can’t afford it. Did you know that 14 percent of the population of Florida, over 2.8 million people, were without health insurance last year? Without health insurance, seeing a doctor might seem like more than you can afford. Yet if you do not see a doctor, your expenses could often be greater.
Early Detection, Easier Treatment
With most medical conditions and illnesses, the earlier that it is detected, diagnosed, and treated, the easier it will be to treat and heal the problem. If you don’t have health insurance, you might wait to see if something gets better on its own. Yet as soon as it is clear that it is not, you need to go ahead and see a doctor. If you wait, treatment could be much more complex (and expensive).Read More