Changing "Sick Care" to Health Care
I, on the other hand, can't remember when I got my last check up. Every time I've seen a doctor within the last few years, it's because either I've had an infection or felt like I was dying. I've only gone when something was wrong with me.
On TV, news articles, and from daily conversations, I've heard that in the United States we have more of a "sick care" system than a health care system. Most people don't seek preventative care and only use medical services until they absolutely need it (I admit, I'm part of this crowd).
Change starts with me. I really need to take better care of my health. I want to live long enough to have a really long marriage and watch my son grow old. So far, I've eaten pretty healthy, but I should exercise more and visit the doctor regularly, even when I think nothing is wrong.