Monday, June 18, 2012

If Only I Could...

Migraine Awareness Month Blogging Challenge #18: "The Price Is Right"

Today's blog prompt is: What one thing would you do for the Migraine community if money were no issue?

Well, it' seems I'll participate in this challenge a few days and then miss a few days. That's just how my migraines allow me to operate, I guess. Oh well. On to the prompt...

What would I do for the migraine community if money were no issue? RESEARCH! Research, research, research. I would find out who is doing the most advanced, most cutting edge research around, and I would give them all the funds they need. I would find out which organizations are the best at distributing research funds between worthy projects for migraine and headache disorders, and I would give them all the funds I could afford to give. If we are talking that money is truly no issue, like, I am richer than God herself (see what I did there?) I would set up a service that would first help the uninsured suffering from migraines and headache disorders find a way to utilize services offered to them. Many who are uninsured because of cost don't realize that there are programs that offer ways for them or their children to get insurance. After that, I would offer a fund that would allow the uninsured and under-insured with migraine and headache disorders to receive the treatments prescribed by their doctors that Medicaid and insurance companies won't pay for. In other words, I would put healthcare back in the hands of doctors instead of the pencil pushers at insurance companies. I realize, I would truly have to be richer than God for this to happen. But, the prompt is, if money were no issue, so I am thinking pie in the sky here. I've always thought, why be rich if you can't truly help people, and there is no group I would rather help than those who suffer as I have had to suffer and been told "no" by an insurance company as often as I have been.

What would you do if money were no issue? Who would you help?

National Migraine Awareness Month is initiated by the National Headache Foundation. The Blogger's Challenge is initiated by www.FightingHeadacheDisorders.com.

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