October 23, 2017 – Last week, StrategicHealthSolutions, LLC (Strategic) participated in the Right Care Alliance’s, Right Care Action Week (RCAW), with a company-wide activity focused on raising awareness about the cost of health care.
RCAW is a week of action where people around the country join together to expose, protest, and share stories about high health care costs. Strategic supported their “What Worries You?” activity.
Why “What Worries You?”
Every year, more than 500,000 Americans go bankrupt because they cannot afford their medical bills. From surprise out-of-network costs to prescription drugs, Americans are paying out the nose for medical care – and we cannot afford it.
This year, the Right Care Alliance focused on what worries people about health care costs because the financial burden of medical treatment can be as damaging as the physical consequences of disease or injury.
What We Found
Perhaps unsurprisingly, Strategic employees are worried. Worried about the toll unsustainable health care practices wreak on our society; about not being able to afford needed medications or treatments; and ever having to make a choice between financial stability or life.
Many concerns were so great that there wasn’t enough room on the page. Other comments, like “Everything” and “Corporate greed”, were short and concise, but deeply alarming.
Strategic was proud to participate in Right Care Action week to help raise awareness and inspire change.
Join the Conversation
We encourage you to find opportunities to discuss health care sustainability with each other, your family, and friends.
Social media is a great way to stay updated on future RCAW events and get others involved! In addition to staying engaged with Strategic’s social media channels, follow @RightCareNow to see what other members are doing and to join in the conversation. You can also engage with the Right Care Alliance through Facebook, sharing their blog articles, or even hosting future events.