You too are absolutely correct.<quoted text>That's why PREVENTIVE care is so important- it greatly minimizes the possibility of hearing bad news.
Do you not take your car in for routine maintenance because of the possibility that you'll hear bad news about your car?
I say to myself that I owe myself at least the same kind of maintenance and check-ups that I allow for my car.
Knowing that I am healthy-or not- is certainly far more important and of much greater consequence to my overall well being than my car is.
And that is the problem with people having no health insurance in this country- it is very hard to get preventive care without it, so that what might be a minor health problem if caught in time and not a costly problem to cure or treat can become over time a very serious health problem that would result in a cost too staggering for me to pay for without health insurance.
That's not to say I won't get treated, but who would pick up the tab for that, if not me?
Those who ARE insured, that's who. It's pretty much a trickle-down effect.
It really is true that an ounce of PREVENTION is worth a pound of CURE whether we are talking about our own health or that of our vehicles.
Playing ostrich with one's health is really a form of Russian Roulette and hoping one is okay and without any health issues doesn't mean there are no health issues which shouldn't be addressed.
Denial is weakness.