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cancersurvivor

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January 12, 2008 - 2:50 pm
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Hopefully, you will not mind if this thread covers a side issue of health insurance for an Ayurvedic professional. I live in Michigan. I have a job working at a wellness center that has an option for health insurance, but the insurance is awful and expensive.

The owner has agreed that if the staff can find a good health insurance company, that he would be willing to pay 50% of our premiums. There are too many health insurance companies out there and not all of them are just for individuals or small businesses. If you know of one, please do the needful.

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If you are a Yoga teacher, here are some health insurance plans.

https://www.iyogaassociation.com/home/in ... ection=612

https://www.mostchoice.com/health-insura ... achers.cfm

Also, your local Chamber of Commerce can give your company some advice, as they have group health insurance for small companies like Yoga studios.

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Dear Priyah,

Thank you for the leads. You are very kind.

You never know about insurance, even if you work in an Ayurvedic facility, anyone can get into an auto accident. In the case of sudden trauma you don't have a choice, because it becomes emergency medicine.

In the case of emergencies, I have to admit that western medicine is a life saver. in fact, I would not be here without it. But Ayurveda and Yoga helped me recover very well.

On another note: I would also like to mention that in the US insurance coverage for Ayurveda is not available. This is a subject worth mentioning, because insurance companies and patients could save a bundle.

People should have the option to visit professional Ayurvedic doctors and still be covered by their health insurance policy. This is morally wrong and so is putting everyone in america on a prescription.

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Namaste,

Here's my Ayurveda & Yoga rant for the morning.

It will be some time before alternative approaches to medicine, therapy, and prevention get their due recognition. In the United States a good 2/3 of the population has never taken a yoga class once. Many doctors still don't know what yoga is. So, how can we expect most people to realize the value of yoga's sister science - Ayurveda?

It may happen in the next generations, but it's not going to happen soon. Look how long it has taken for Chiropractic medicine to get some respect. There is also a hidden reason for all of this. It gs on in every industry.

Prescriptions and surgery make more money than eating right, exercise, and meditation. People see a $10 yoga class as expensive, but they pay more than that for a co-pay on a doctor's visit. If you don't have health insurance, you will be crushed by the cost of one visit.

So, when will something happen? The medical system is set up to drain you of every penny you have. One chronic problem and you are financially finished. No medical insurance can stand up to a chronic illness.

The government will not react until we are all ward's of the state. Once we are all in the poor house and the US is a third world country, then they might wake up. There is a lot of stupidity at the top. Look at the burning of fossil fuel when we could easily switch to solar power and wind generators.

There is a common thread. We must all take positive action for better health, world peace, and a greener planet. Don't think you will get help from BIG BROTHER. It's not going to happen. Support the local Yoga center, Ayurveda clinic, and alternative market. We are still a minority. Most people are still on the couch with a bag of Fritos, wishing for a complete welfare state.

Sorry but unless America wakes up soon, we are in big trouble.

Peace

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Namaskar Presley,

Although you did rant, it is justified. The medical systems are going through an evolution. Much like fuel costs, standard medical practices will destroy your finances. Cost Saving Solution: Yoga and Ayurveda.

Om Shanti,

Tomako

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