We are living in confusing and overwhelming times. With so much not working in the traditional health-care system or Western medicine model as evidence of increasing illness and weight gain despite spending more money than any other country in the world, old beliefs and truths around our bodies and health are falling away.
For those of us using a a holistic microscope, that focus has shifted to wellness and getting to the root causes of issues. To building a bridge to new, vibrant solutions. Yet, that bridge isn’t fully complete and knowing what you need, who to trust along with limited time and money to figure it out creates stress just navigating your health-care.
In today’s episode, I brought back Insatiable favorite Sera Snyder from Episode 80 of Getting a PhD in Body Image to bring some clarity and support for those of you wondering how to choose your health-insurance and what makes sense to pay out of pocket for.
Sera has had to personally navigate health-care and health-insurance in the most complex way after a Desmoid Tumor diagnosis and now works with doctors and providers who want to offer value-based care to their patients.
In today’s episode, Sera and I discuss:
- The distinct and profound difference between health-insurance and health-care. And how to figure out which providers to choose within your health-insurance.
- The key factors to consider when deciding whether to invest money in services not covered by insurance like lab work, a functional medicine practitioner or coaches. And also how to think about the financial investment in terms of value not cost.
- The unexpected places to get the most value for your money outside of what you normally think of as health-care providers, including the number 1 factor to look for when deciding between all the options of more holistically minded healers and coaches.