Health Insurance Ideas?
Anyone else had struggles (or currently struggling) with what health insurance to get?
I've always just maintained basic catastrophic health insurance in case of an emergency. I let that run out about a year ago (long story of errors on their part and a lack of diligence on mine). At any rate, now that there is inexpensive health care options with Obamacare, Affordable Care Act, ACA, (whatever you want to call it) I need to get some new insurance to at least protect me in case of an accident or something.
My goal is to stay healthy, stay out of the system, not take any health or nutrition advice from doctors etc etc.
That said is there any Health Plan/s that anyone would recommend that might cover some blood work and/or other tests that could be considered "diagnostic" for a healthy person trying to stay healthy? In general, is there any plan that would be helpful to have if you are healthy and want only general preventative type tests done?
Any recommended or "sympathetic" Physicians in the Bay Area, Los Angeles or San Diego that accept something like Heath Net, Anthem Blue Cross, Blue Shield?
I'm not super knowledgable about how the heath care system even works as I've not had to use it, but it seems like you need to get a good / understanding Primary Care Physician who can then recommend you to specialists if he can't preform what is needed? So it seems like finding a good PCP and then figuring out what insurance they take would be the smartest route, yes?
In the past I've used Integrative Manual Therapy, Acupuncture, and some Reiki for the physical problems I've encountered. Did a baseline Wellness FX test last year and all was in the green/normal/healthy range etc so not looking for much. But thought that there could be some way to utilize my heath care for once in my life.
any suggestions, websites, blog posts, ideas, etc very appreciated