Those wondering about our costs and access might find this article on some research findings of interest. http://theincidentaleconomist.com/wordpress/why-the-u-s-still-trails-many-wealthy-nations-in-access-to-care/
The findings may surprise you!
Saturday is national stroke day: Having had a major stroke, I urge you to please pay attention to the warning signs, know your family history, and support the very necessary continuing care so necessary for stroke patients and their families. I would have been lost without it. Strokes are the 5th leading cause of death in the US and a major cause of disability. I am lucky to have lived and not be disabled.
I survived and thrive for four reasons–type of stroke, incredible and excellent doctors and medical care, good insurance (Medicare) that covered both hospital and post-hospitalization rehabilitation care and incredible friends. There is a whole continuum of care stroke survivors and their families need for robust post stroke recovery. Rehabilitation and supportive care are key parts of recovery for both survivors and their families.
I didn’t even consider a stroke could happen to me. Please pay attention for yourself , family and friends.