Minnesotans are in crucial need of a comprehensive universal health care plan. While physicians can prescribe medication and recommend treatment options, patients often do not have coverage to pursue …
Minnesotans are in crucial need of a comprehensive universal health care plan. While physicians can prescribe medication and recommend treatment options, patients often do not have coverage to pursue other promising therapies.
As a diabetic of 25 years, I am dependent on insulin and now experience diabetic foot neuropathy. My doctor and neuropathologist have only recommended pain medication. Frustrated, I decided to see a chiropractor who specialized in neuropathy. He found oxygen levels in my feet were low. Within a few months of electro stimulation, direct oxygen, and infra-red-light use, I was finally finding some relief. I had a Cadillac insurance plan while working which paid for chiropractic. My and retirement plan doesn’t. Taking pills to manage pain that could be relieved by a more focused treatment is evidence that our system fails to truly care for people’s wellbeing.
The best solution is to pass the Minnesota Health Plan, a comprehensive reform that will cover all forms of treatment, if practiced by a licensed practitioner. The MHP will get rid of the administrative cost that can be as high as 30% of the bill. Medical payments will be made directly by the state eliminating complexities and providing transparency.
It is time our healthcare system prioritizes our wellbeing rather than pharmaceuticals and profit. I implore senator Karla Bigham and representative Tony Jurgens to support and pass this health plan in 2022, It is what the people need and deserve. Don Slaten 608 Kendall Drive Hastings, Mn 651-246-7520 [email protected]