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Sun Mar 17, 2013, 03:36 PM

2. Income (or mostly lack of it) definitely affects my health.

I can't afford to buy fish, other than canned tuna, because the price per pound puts it out of my financial reach. Current dietary recommendations are for people to eat fish at least 3 times per week.

My income dropped to half of what it was, since 2002. Joining a gym...completely out of my reach. At least I can walk, but swimming, which would be really great for me, is not something I can afford. I can't afford to go hiking anymore: price of gas, and charges for parking at the trail heads ( you have to buy a recreation pass) is not something I can afford, thanks to the drastic drop in my income (which was never huge to begin with).

The closest grocery store has much higher prices than stores which are farther away. With the price of gas rising, I have to calculate very carefully to figure out if saving money at a store where I have to drive a longer distance to get there balances out with the money saved on the grocery bill.

I used to be able to pay for treatment from doctors who I felt gave me much better and more effective health care: acupuncture, Chinese herbs, chiropractic treatment, and naturopathic treatment. I had to pay out of pocket, because my health insurance through my employer wouldn't cover it. Now, with the drastic drop in my take-home pay, I can't afford it. My employer provided health care does offer some natural healing alternatives, but it is very limited, and you have to be referred by your regular physician. I dropped the last physician I had with them because even though she was educated in China, she only seemed interested in regular medicine (drugs, regular kinds of diagnostic test, etc.).

I HATE THE REPUKES, AND THE GREEDHEAD 1%!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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