Alopecia & Health Insurance: How To Navigate
Have health insurance and rather use that for alopecia treatment?
The problem with most insurance, is that you have to run through the typical cycle: you need to see your GP, or general physician first. Then get a referral so they send can you to a dermatologist. Most health investigations stop here, at the dermatologist.
Depending on how soon they can see you, this process alone can take weeks and sometimes months, especially if you are in the middle of a lockdown like we are experiencing where the rates at which normal services open and resume vary from city to city, country to country.
Beyond that, you have other hiccups along the health journey path, in which they can only prescribe creams and shots and maybe some experiential drugs but all these "solutions" come with no guarantees. All these prescriptions come with shattered hopes and dreams.
Why is that?
Because they are not treating the root cause. Instead of waiting weeks and months for "help" or to see a doctor, why not schedule a free consultation call with someone who has reversed her alopecia and the alopecia of many clients, including children and adults who have encountered alopecia areata, alopecia totalis, alopecia universalis, androgenic alopecia (female pattern baldness) and telgogen effluvium.
I don't use or recommend medicine for alopecia because of the negative side effects and long term side effects, in addition to the small chance of it actually working, less than 10% if that... we have yet to see the long term effects in people- This still hasn't been fully studied.
Personally, I went the holistic and took the natural route, because I want to have healthy children. (New program for alopecia and baby prep program starts June 11)
My fertility is important to me, and medicine and long term side effects is something I don't want hindering my health for short term gains, rather I am playing the long game and encourage you to think long term health and strategy, not just for now, not just for hair, but for total health- long term at every age.
So what to do if you have insurance?
Health insurance for the most part is limited and expensive. As a single person in USA, I recall paying anywhere around $300-$400 monthly, and that's without co-pays, doctor visits, or medicines. Much like fancy high heels that aren't used on a daily basis- Put health insurance aside - or away for a special occasion; like when you need surgery or or when you've broken your arm accidentally. Health insurance is limiting, however it's a good thing to have, for those special occasions.