I have a friend that has a husband and two kids. They live what others may call a pretty radical lifestyle. They eat all raw organic foods, she has dreads, and they don’t take any conventional medicine. She works from home, and her husband has a business. When someone questioned her on her blog about health insurance, she stated that she doesn’t have it and doesn’t plan on getting it.
Throughout her last pregnancy, she was seen by a midwife. The baby’s delivery was a successful homebirth. They are making payments to the midwife for care. The baby doesn’t see a doctor and won’t receive vaccinations, so that won’t be a problem money-wise. She believes that their food is medicine and that they will be able to prevent many illnesses and cure anything that may come along naturally.
While I am semi crunchy, the thought of going without health insurance scares me. I would worry that one of the kids might break something, or need stitches, or something else health related. Pretty much anything medical is expensive! I do believe that food is medicine, and I strongly believe in herbal and natural supplements, but having that safety net and peace of mind that is health insurance is invaluable to me.
Could you choose to go without health insurance?