The pandemic has caused us to reassess our priorities in life.
We know that health is a priority even prior to the pandemic days.
But the health crisis changed all that.
To say that health is a priority is an understatement.
Between work and health, which comes first?
I think you know the answer.
When the Dalai Lama was asked what surprised him about humanity the most, the Dalai Lama replied: “Man. Because he sacrifices his health in order to make money. Then he sacrifices money to recuperate his health.”
As we navigate the new normal, we cannot afford to be complacent.
Staying healthy is not enough.
Being vaccinated is not enough if you will think of the new variants and future pandemics.
HMOs, do not provide enough coverage in times of pandemics.
Yes, having all 3 above does not guarantee that you won’t get the virus.
But having all 3 exposes you less to the virus.
Having done all 3, we cannot be content.
By getting adequate healthcare coverage, the peace of mind becomes psychological.
After all, one of your worries and anxieties during the health crisis is the financial strain it can heap on you.
Do you know how I & my wife reached a decision?
We realized that both of us have been working so hard perhaps we deserve the best healthcare treatment should any one of us need to be hospitalized. As simple as that. Covid or not, we want the best healthcare treatment that we can get. And we don’t want to burden each other should one of us needs to be confined.
I’ve heard enough stories from families, friends and colleagues and I don’t want the same to happen to me.
By being prepared, it lessens the anxieties and worries of what could have been if it happens to you.
Do not wait for it.
Learn from the experience of others and do things within your means.
Take the initiative and act now.
You cannot buy peace of mind but you can have it when you do things within your area of control.