Destroying Health Care in America
After years of government / corporate cronyism, and
rampant insurance company fraud,
the picture has dramatically changed for healthcare in America. Today,
we have a health care crisis that may drive America into bankruptcy.
Health insurance costs are rising faster than wages or inflation, and
"medical causes" are increasingly being cited by bankruptcy filers in
the United States. Americans pay, on average, nearly $7,000 per person
for medical costs, whereas citizens in the next-highest-cost developed
pay around $3,200 per person.
We're told that costs are so high because we get the best health care
in the world. Yet, a recent report from the Commonwealth Fund rates American
health care quality to the lowest among 19 industrialized nations. The
World Health Organization ranks the U.S. 26th in quality of health care
of the advanced countries. Americans are waiting longer to see doctors
and are more likely to die of preventable or treatable illnesses. We
squander money on wasteful administrative costs, illnesses caused by
medical error and inefficient use of time, the report concluded. We
lead the world in spending, with 7.5 percent of health expenditures
made on insurance administration, for example.
"For decades, the U.S.
healthcare system was the envy of the entire world. Not coincidentally,
there was far less government involvement in medicine during this time.
America had the finest doctors and hospitals, patients enjoyed
high-quality, affordable medical care, and thousands of private
charities provided health services for the poor. Doctors focused on
treating patients, without the red tape and threat of lawsuits that
plague the profession today. Most Americans paid cash for basic
services, and had insurance only for major illnesses and accidents.
This meant both doctors and patients had an incentive to keep costs
down, as the patient was directly responsible for payment, rather than
an HMO or government program." - Dr. Ron Paul
of Modern Healthcare
Alex Jones talks with Peter Glidden, a doctor of Naturopathic medicine.
Mr. Glidden is an outspoken advocate of wholistic health. He has
lectured to thousands of people over the last two decades and is a
regular speaker at Health Freedom Expo and Youngevity regional
meetings. Glidden is the author of The
MD Emperor Has No Clothes, a book that describes how society is
on the verge of a health care meltdown.
In a paper titled “Death by Medicine” compelling evidence is
presented that today’s system frequently causes more harm than
good. This fully referenced report shows the number of people having
in-hospital, adverse reactions to prescribed drugs to be 2.2 million
per year. The number of unnecessary antibiotics prescribed annually for
viral infections is 20 million per year. The number of unnecessary
medical and surgical procedures performed annually is 7.5 million per
year. The number of people exposed to unnecessary hospitalization
annually is 8.9 million per year.
The most stunning statistic, however, is that the total number of
deaths caused by conventional medicine is an astounding 783,936 per
year. It is now evident that the American medical system is the leading
cause of death and injury in the US. (By contrast, the number of deaths
attributable to heart disease in 2001 was 699,697, while the number of
deaths attributable to cancer was 553,251.5)
already ten times worse than Chernobyl in ocean waters,
suggests data - Natural News
Anger fuels water-fluoridation debate in Watsonville, Calif.
- L.A. Times
Girls now reaching puberty at age nine, thanks to chemicals in
the food supply - NaturalNews
The Depressing News About Antidepressants - Newsweek
Study claims “influenza vaccine has no effect”
Health Care puts Profits above Patients
Devolving over the past 100 years from a patient centric
health care system to a profit centric system, the modern health care
system has been co-opted by private corporations with the emphasis
today on maximizing profits. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration
(FDA), the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the National Cancer
Institute, the American Cancer Society, the Muscular Dystrophy
Association (MDA), the American Diabetes Association, the American
Heart Association, the Alzheimer's Association, and nearly every major
medical school in the U.S. have all calluded with the American Medical
Association (AMA) to protect the profits of multi-national
pharmaceutical corporations and to keep cures for most chronic diseases
away from the marketplace. While cancer may be the most profitable
chronic disease, cures have also been found for diabetes, alzheimer's,
muscular dystrophy, heart disease and nearly every chronic
There have been a number of cancer
cures discovered in the past 100
years, but none of them have been allowed into the mainstream health
care system. Why? Quite simply, because there is no "profit" for Big
Pharma in a cure for cancer but there are huge profits in the treatment
Reaction - Solution
The elite ruling class have pretty effectively been manipulating dumbed
down Americans to join their New
World Order program of universal health care using a technique
called the Hegelian
Dialectic. The corporate/government cooperative created the problem
in the first place with their ERISA law, tax laws, and regulatory
agencies driving good doctors out of practice and forcing them into the
Corporate sector where profits are put ahead of people. Access to
health care services declined and costs rose.
As the corporate health care monopoly grew, drug companies and HMOs
continue to lobby Congress for more socialized medicine and more money.
As more fiat money is poured in to the health care system by the
Federal Reserve, prices skyrocket, services decline, and more and more
desperate people react by demanding relief.
As usual, government intervention in the private market failed to
deliver the promised benefits and caused the consequences we now
suffer, but Congress never blames itself for the problems created by
bad laws. Instead, we are told more government – in the form of
“universal coverage” – is the solution.
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