5 Changes that Will Improve the State of Health Care in Our Country

US Healthcare reform v Health Insurance ReformIn an earlier post, I discussed why the conversation about health care reform needs to change. We need to talk less about health insurance and more about making people healthier. We need to prioritize proactive disease prevention rather than reactive disease treatment if we’re ever going to reverse the chronic illness epidemic in our country and get costs under control.

1) Create a New Layer of Health Care

I discussed this in my last post about health care reform. In addition to the emergency and traumatic care layer and the fragmented layer of specialists, we need a layer that focuses on preventing and reversing chronic illness.

Board certified functional medicine practitioners would help people get to the root cause of their problems, provide the education required to make better health decisions, and develop individualized plans to restore and maintain health and wellness. Continue reading

About Dr. James Proodian

Dr. James Proodian is an accomplished chiropractic physician, health educator, and professional public speaker who founded Proodian Healthcare Family of Companies to help people feel better, function better, and live longer. His expertise is in identifying clinical imbalances and restoring the body to health and functionality. Contact: jproodian@naturalhc.com or (732) 222‑2219.

To Truly Reform Health Care, We Need to Change the Conversation

the high cost of chronic illness It happened again in Washington.

After spending seven years pointing fingers and the past few weeks trying to craft legislation that would appease various political factions, our elected officials failed in their attempt at “health care reform.” That’s in quotes because the American Health Care Act, much like the Affordable Care Act, had little to do with reforming health care. It had everything to do with reforming health insurance.

Think about who was involved in this process – politicians, health insurance executives, big pharma, and plenty of lobbyists.

Where were the doctors and researchers? Did anyone bother to mention the chronic illness epidemic that’s responsible for seven in 10 deaths each year and 86 percent of our nation’s health care costs? Continue reading

About Dr. James Proodian

Dr. James Proodian is an accomplished chiropractic physician, health educator, and professional public speaker who founded Proodian Healthcare Family of Companies to help people feel better, function better, and live longer. His expertise is in identifying clinical imbalances and restoring the body to health and functionality. Contact: jproodian@naturalhc.com or (732) 222‑2219.

Will Our New President Understand the Difference Between Health Care Reform and Health Insurance Reform?

US Healthcare reform v Health Insurance ReformThe Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, consumed our nation from the time President Obama took office until the bill went into effect. It remained a lightning rod and a major talking point in the presidential election six years later.

During all of the drama that played out on TV, on social media and in the newspaper, I remember seeing a lot of politicians, insurance company representatives, lawyers and big pharma folks talking about how health insurance would be administered in our country.

The conversation focused on whether there should be a government run, public option. It focused on allowing young adults to stay on their parents’ health insurance plan until age 26. It focused on not allowing insurance companies to deny coverage to people or charge them more because of a pre-existing condition. It focused on removing lifetime and annual dollar limits for essential health benefits. It focused on reducing administrative costs. Continue reading

About Dr. James Proodian

Dr. James Proodian is an accomplished chiropractic physician, health educator, and professional public speaker who founded Proodian Healthcare Family of Companies to help people feel better, function better, and live longer. His expertise is in identifying clinical imbalances and restoring the body to health and functionality. Contact: jproodian@naturalhc.com or (732) 222‑2219.