I’ve seen health insurance from all sides now: as an employee and as a self-insured sole proprietor; fully insured, underinsured and briefly uninsured. Believe me, uninsured is not something I wanted. At the time, a quarter of my income or more went out to health insurance even though I was healthy by any definition.
Our health system is evolving and maybe someday no one will need to be uninsured or underinsured again. In the meantime, if I could wave a magic wand and have anything I wanted in my health insurance, I would have:
- More preventative care
- Dental and vision coverage
- Mental health coverage
- Visiting nurse visits for children, those with handicaps or older people who have trouble getting to the doctor’s office
Yes, they’re expensive programs but that’s my wish list. What’s on your wish list? Share your ideas here or on LinkedIn at Let’s Talk Health Care.
Disclosure: I’ve partnered with Harvard Pilgrim on this sponsored post. However, the thoughts and opinions expressed are my own. You can find more ways to be well at HarvardPilgrim.org/CountUsIn and Let’s Talk Health Care.