I think of Health Care as completely different than how I grew up. I will preface this with, zero blame on my parents because they did what they knew and it was the “norm” to rely on doctors and pharmaceuticals.
If we really took a step back though, going to the doctor or hospital isn’t “health” care, its “sick” care. You go to them when you are sick or feeling unwell. This isn’t what I personally consider as health care. Health care in our province is something that sadly has advanced, yet also nullified.
In 2004, it was one of the happiest and sad couple months, sadly my mother in law passed just a couple months before our wedding. When she was sick, I learned that ovarian cancer is prostate cancer in men, so I booked my husband a physical the following spring. Our (then) male family doctor decided that my husband was “young enough and it shouldn’t be a problem at his age”. Even though the physical request specifically said to check prostate for that reason! And… might I add, I found that statement disrespectful. A woman is told she must have “annual” check ups To have not just 2 fingers, but an entire instrument shoved (quite literally) into her vagina. A male began the medical profession, I’m speculating. This is very apparent now.
Everyone has a purpose in this life, much more beyond a job. It’s our purpose for being here. Yes we need to work to provide for ourselves, which sadly continue to increase what feels like daily. It’s becoming abundantly clear to me that my purpose within this world is bringing awareness to true empowered holistic health care.