Managing Your Own Health Care

You’ve got to be a savvy consumer to make sure your needs are met.

By June Isaacson Kailes

Finding your way safely through the increasingly complex health care jungle is never easy, especially if you are sick. It can be a tricky and pressure-filled business, but there are ways to protect yourself.

The most important thing to recognize is that ultimately you and you alone are responsible for managing your own health.

As a friend Darrell Jones put it, “I finally began to apply to myself what I had been preaching to the disabled community in my work: take back …