The United States spends an estimated $2 trillion annually on healthcare expenses (more than any other industrialized country and 2.5 times more than average), yet only ranks #37 on the World Health Organization’s best care list. Drug costs alone represent $98 billion, and health care costs are rising at five times the rate of inflation.
The author of this article sold health insurance in California for the past three years and heard many a (completely justified) gripe about the cost of care vs. the shrinking number of benefits offered by the insurance carriers.
Most Americans get their health coverage through their employers, however many employers have been recently forced to reduce coverage and shift the cost of higher copays and deductibles to their employees. Since 1999, family premiums for employer-sponsored health coverage have increased by 131%. Thus, currently more than 45 million Americans are uninsured.
While we believe everyone should seek a minimum of catastrophic health insurance coverage since no one is exempt from accidents, wouldn’t it be wonderful to have health insurance from your tap? As more and more American doctors begin to recognize the benefits of alkaline ionized water, it is our hope that one day our health care system will cover or share the cost of a water ionizer for every household.
Unfortunately, the FDA currently prevents anything other than a drug from being advertised as able to “treat, cure or prevent a disease” so most doctors don’t yet prescribe one despite the growing list of positive scientific studies.
Water ionizers have been classified as a medical device in Japan for decades and have a proven safety record. Not only do Chanson water ionizers produce alkaline water for drinking, but the acidic water byproduct has over 500 uses including eco-friendly household cleaning and skin care. One out of every five homes in Japan contains a water ionizer, and many Asian hospitals use ionized acidic water for disinfecting and patient skin conditions like pressure ulcers (bedsores).
Occasionally we at Chanson headquarters are hit with the objection: “But a water ionizer is so expensive!”
We understand that at first glance, a $1,295-$2,195 price tag seems steep. But like any major appliance or sophisticated electronic device, the cost should be averaged over a long period of time. We’re guessing that you didn’t balk quite so much at the cost of your computer, stainless steel fridge or washer and dryer. Chances are you researched them when needed, purchased the model that best suited your needs, and won’t give it a second thought until the appliance breaks down and needs to be replaced.
The average family of three spends $400 a year or more on bottled water. They also spend another $400 a year on cleaning supplies and skin care products that can be replaced with Chanson acidic water which has been 3rd party lab tested to disinfect on contact.
So on average, the purchase of a Chanson water ionizer will save at least $800/year, not including the potential health savings as ionized water tends to address may types of health issues stemming from inflammation due to the apparent antioxidant power. Thus the cost of our Chanson Violet water ionizer and C3 Prefiltration System will pay for itself in less than two years and is less than half of the price of one competing model. And the cost of our top-performing Chanson M.A.X. ionizer paired with our deluxe Nano-Filtration System will pay for itself in about three and a half years!
We recently had a customer use pre-tax dollars from his Flexible Spending Account to purchase his Chanson water ionizer, so we recommend that you look into that option if your employer offers a FSA. We also offer financing with zero down and payments as low as $25/month on approved credit.
So rather than asking, “how can I afford a water ionizer?” a better question may be “how can I NOT afford a water ionizer?” Remember, alkaline ionized water from a Chanson ionizer is like Health Insurance from your Tap!™. Visit www.chansonwater.com for more information.