Although I love sharing our life in the Black Forest with you on YouTube, there has been a part of my life that I have chosen to keep off of social media...until today. I have really hesitated to talk about my health and medical history because healthcare is a topic that is highly politicized and extremely complicated in the United States. We don’t really get to hear an unbiased, honest and critical account of #UniversalHealthcare, like what we have in Germany, versus #privatehealthcare that is standard in America. But because I have had paid for health insurance, multiple surgeries and sought out care from specialists in both the United States and Germany, I feel like I can share a unique, first person perspective on the topic of #healthcare. From the cost of health insurance to surgeries, doctors visits to prescription medication, I’m going to lay it all out.
Here is the whole story, my story.