Millenial plus Healthcare are 2 words in a sentence that doesn’t go too well when combined. Perhaps there might be hesitation on hearing the side of the millennials when it comes to health. Reiterating that millennials are those people who are born between 1982 and 2002. On today’s blog I wanted to discuss how millennials (like me lol) view on healthcare nowadays.
The Healthcare pace issue
Some millenials find healthcare too manual. The waiting on the line for a face to face engagement with medical staff or health provider is just slow-paced. And they would prefer booking an online appointment (if there’s such) or making a phone call or consult using social media. Millennials were knowingly less likely (61% as per survey) to schedule an appointment with their primary physician than (Baby)Boomers (80%) or seniors (85%), according to the survey.
Millenials Rely So Much On The Internet
Well as we all know. Everything can be found on the internet. As for me, I admit that after I receive my laboratory results, I scan the internet about my results prior going to the doctor. Millenials’ first stop is always the world-wide web for everything. Even with healthcare. The massive volume of medical info accessible online has compelled millennials to seek the internet for advise. They are also using the internet to find the best doctor for them through forums, survey, articles and etc. Count me in! I found my Obstetrician and Gynecologist on the internet too.
Self-care Comes First
According to a survey by ZocDoc, millennials tend not to schedule physician visits, not unless they are not really feeling well at all. The millennial healthcare focuses more on day-to-day healthcare maintenance that they believe they will benefit from it long-term. It’s their way of prevention is better than cure. If you’ll think of it, it’s not that bad. Rather than not to have a healthcare regimen at all.
They Find Health Insurance Really Expensive
Half of Millennials (or even more) doesn’t have health insurance or emergency fund for healthcare. According to a survey (by Transamerica Center For Health Studies), millennials’ affordability is the number one factor in picking their healthcare plan. Here in the Philippines, health insurance is not mandatory except for Philhealth which is universal in the country if you are currently employed. This is still hugely different from a health insurance like those of Medicare, Maxicare and etc. Good thing in most private companies, a health insurance is provided for each employee.
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