Destroying Health Care in America
After years of government / corporate
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.
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.
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
The History of
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
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 todays 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)
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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
AMA Has Lost the War on Cancer
Throughout the 1980s, we were spending
less than $50 billion per year on cancer. By 2009 the total spent on cancer
care, treatment and research exceeded $305 billion per year, according to the
British Medical Journal, 28 August 2009. There are now more than 569,000 cancer
deaths per year in the U.S., yet all this money has not improved the overall
chances of survival from cancer during the past 25 years even
The best five year survival statistics have been produced
using therapies based on the hypothesis that cancer is a systemic disease, and
tumours are only local symptoms. Therefore the cancer patient should be treated
using a therapy designed to restore the body's own natural healing mechanisms.
After undergoing such a therapy "terminal" cancer patients showed a 16.6% five
year survival compared with less than 5% expected with conventional therapies
and a 15% fifteen year survival compared with less than 1%. With pre-terminal
patients there was an 85% five year survival compared with about 50% [Issels J.
Immunotherapy in Progressive Metastatic Cancer - A Fifteen Year Follow-up.
Clinical Trials Journal August 1970: 357-365.]
Cancer Cures Kept
from Public View
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 of
The problem of a cancer cures lies in the politics of money.
You see, in order for a drug to be approved by the FDA, the manufacturer must
do years of clinical trials, which may cost anywhere between 100 300
million dollars. The end result the manufacturer hopes for is called a patent
or legal ownership of the drug. The problem with cheap natural remedies is that
they cannot patent something that occurs naturally. As a result, there are no
drug companies willing the spend that kind of money for testing a product they
cannot own and they will do everything they can both legally and politically to
prevent natural products from ever reaching the market.
So, with the
Rockefeller/Carnegie controlled FDA as the final authority on what remedies can
be considered a cure, we have a "catch-22". No product can make a health claim
as being effective unless first approved by the FDA. It doesn't matter whether
the claim is true or false, what matters is whether it is regulated by a
government entity owned by multinational corporations. Before a remedy can
claim a curative result, it must undergo extensive clinical trials which will
only be performed if there is a profit to be made. In other words, it must be
"proved" to work by the standards of this government/big pharma crony cartel.
If the clinical trials prove the effectiveness of a remedy, then it must
therefore be regulated by the FDA and only prescribed by AMA licensed doctors
and dispensed by licenced pharmacies. As a result, no cure can be claimed and
will ever reach the marketplace unless first approved by the alopathic big
pharma controlled AMA and FDA.
The Gerson Therapy
Max Gerson was a German physician who
developed the Gerson Therapy, an alternative dietary therapy, which he claimed
could cure cancer and most chronic, degenerative diseases. The Gerson Therapy
is a natural treatment that activates the bodys extraordinary ability to
heal itself through an organic, vegetarian diet, raw juices, coffee enemas and
natural supplements. Over the past 60 years, thousands of people have used the
Gerson Therapy to recover from so-called incurable diseases,
including: Cancer (including melanoma, breast cancer, prostate cancer, colon
cancer, lymphoma, pancreatic cancer and many others), Diabetes, Heart disease,
Arthritis, Auto-immune disorders, and many others.
Essiac or Essiac Tea is a blend of herbs promoted as
an alternative treatment for cancer and other illnesses. From the 1920s through
the 1970s, essiac was promoted as a cancer treatment by Rene Caisse, a Canadian
nurse, who claimed that it had been given to her by a patient and that the
recipe derived from an Ontario Ojibwa medicine man. Thousands of people have
claimed to have been cured of their cancers using Essiac. The government
dismisses these claims saying the doctors had made a mistake in diagnoses and
those claiming to have been cured never in fact had cancer, or had received
successful medical treatment elsewhere before being treated with the Hoxsey
The Hoxsey Therapy uses a mixture of
herbs, antiseptic douches and washes, laxative tablets, and nutritional
supplements that have been used to cure cancer. It was introduced in the 1920s
by Harry Hoxsey, a former coal miner and insurance salesman, and Norman Baker,
a radio personality. Hoxsey himself traced the treatment to his
great-grandfather, who observed a horse with a tumor on its leg cure itself by
grazing upon wild plants growing in the meadow.
The American Medical Association condemned Hoxsey's "caustic
pastes" and tonics as fraudulent. In 1949, Hoxsey sued the Journal of the
American Medical Association (JAMA) and its editors for libel and slander.
Hoxsey won the case. The U.S. government banned the sale of the Hoxsey herbal
treatment in 1960 and Hoxsey was also forced to close all of his U.S. clinics.
In 1963, the Bio-Medical Clinic was established in Tijuana, Mexico where
they have claimed a success rate of 5085% with Hoxsey's Therapy. Like in
the case of Essiac, the FDA dismisses these claims saying those claiming to
have been cured never in fact had cancer, or had received successful medical
treatment elsewhere before being treated with the Hoxsey
Numerous "alternative" medical literature disputes the claims
of the AMA and FDA of the of the ineffectiveness of the Hoxey Therapy.
According to botanist James A. Duke of the United States Department of
Agriculture, eight of the nine Hoxsey-tonic herbs have some anti-tumor activity
in animal models, five have antioxidant effects, and all nine have
antimicrobial activity that may be linked to cancer-fighting effects. Duke's
assessment was that the Hoxsey tonic ingredients showed very significant
chemical and biological anticancer activity. [Duke, James. "The Herbal Shotgun
Shell," American Botanical Council's HerbalGram, No. 18/19, Fall 1988/Winter
1989, pp. 12-13]
And, What is the
AMA Directed Treatment for Cancer?
Traditional cancer treatment
options are often referred to as cut, poison and burn (surgery, chemotherapy,
and radiation). These are the only treatment options allowed by the AMA
directed health care system and the only treatments covered by health
This treatment is performed to remove the
cancerous tissues and is often followed by chemotherapy or radiotherapy. No
randomised trial has ever been held to demonstrate the efficacy of surgery [Don
Benjamin, The Efficacy of Cancer Surgery].
treatment involves the use of chemical agents or drugs to destroy cancerous
cells and forms the core treatment of malignancies. These drugs work by
targeting fast-growing cells; the type and combination of drugs depends upon
the type of cancer. Most cancer patients in this country die of
chemotherapy. Chemotherapy does not eliminate breast, colon, or lung cancers.
This fact has been documented for over a decade, yet doctors still use
chemotherapy for these tumors. [Allen Levin, MD UCSF The Healing of
Cancer] The plain fact is, no legitimate scientific studies or clinical trials
independent of the companies selling chemo drugs have ever proven
chemotherapys effectiveness, except in a small percentage of very rare
types of cancer. For solid tumors of adults, the vast majority of cancer, or
anything that has metastasized, chemotherapy simply doesnt work.
This treatment involves the use of
high-energy ionizing radiation from varied sources including x-rays, gamma
rays, protons and neutrons to shrink tumors and kill cancerous cells.
Radiotherapy is not effective in reducing deaths from breast cancer, and other
randomised trials carried out to evaluate radiotherapy for other forms of
cancer, such as colon cancer have produced the same results. Post-operative
radiotherapy (PORT) for lung cancer has been found to increase the mortality
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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.
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
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.
You buy your own auto insurance, your own homeowners
insurance, and your own life insurance. Why, then, do we allow our employers to
buy something as private as our healthcare? Because they can get a better deal
for us? Because they care more about us? Or perhaps, as many would argue, if
they didn't have insurance through their employer, they probably wouldn't have
insurance at all. So, why doesn't the employer provide auto, home, and life
insurance as well? Read on... I'll tell you why!
"The problems with our
health care system are not the result of too little government intervention,"
according to Dr. Ron Paul, "but rather too much." Its time to rethink the
whole system of HMOs and managed care set up by government interference in
health care dating to the 1970s. This entire unnecessary level of corporatism
rakes off profits and worsens the quality of care, says Dr. Paul.
big problem arises from the 1974 ERISA law, which grants tax benefits to
employers for providing health care, while not allowing similar incentives for
individuals. This results in the illogical coupling between employment and
health insurance. As such, government removed the market incentive for health
insurance companies to cater to the actual health-care consumer. As a greater
amount of government and corporate money has been used to pay medical bills,
costs have risen artificially out of the range of most individuals."
1957, the federal marginal income tax rate was 91%. Corporate executives,
particularly those in the 91% bracket, told their employers they didn't want to
be payed more money because they had to pay the government $9,100 in taxes for
a $10.000 raise. So the corporate executives followed by the labor unions went
to Washington and obtained the right that if their company paid for their
healthcare, they wouldn't get taxed on the benefit.
So, if you're
employed with an income in the upper half, and work for a company that pays
your healthcare, the federal government ends up paying half your healthcare.
The benefit you get, you don't pay income taxes on. In fact, the only reason
employers pay our healthcare is because they pay non-taxable benefits on
healthcare. Further, we are forced to buy healthcare from our employer because
we get a 2:1 advantage over buying the insurance privately, because of the
income tax deduction.
The working mother with three children working
for a company that does not provide healthcare has to earn two dollars to buy
her children $1 worth of healthcare.
We should immediately stop this
unfair practice and should give a tax deduction to anybody who buys their own
When we give a tax deduction to people who buy their
own health care, the first thing that is going to happen is that every employee
working at a company that provides healthcare is going to get a pay raise!
Assuming the employer has been paying $5,000 a year for your insurance and now
pays you the $5,000, you can take that money and start shopping for PERSONAL
health care insurance.
Assuming your healthcare insurance is now
costing you $5,000 a year, by increasing your deductible, you can reduce your
premium. For example, say you get a $2,000 deductible plan and reduce your
premium $3,000, you are immediately ahead $1,000.
consumers will pay more attention to what they are paying for. When they
discover a particular drug, doctor, or procedure is too expensive they will
look for another option. People would start comparison shopping for health care
matters (insurance, doctor visits, etc.). In the present health care system,
who cares what the costs are? Why should you care since someone else is paying
for it. If you were paying for it, you will be more involved in finding the
lowest cost health care services and wouldn't stand for those people
overcharging for their goods and services.
In other words, the health
care industry would be forced to be more efficient and competition would drive
healthcare prices down. Get the employer out of health care and allow
entrepreneurs deliver a better product for a lower cost. Our brightest minds
would start focusing on more efficient ways to deliver health care, doctors
& hospitals would have new incentives to invest in new equipment,
technologies and procedures. Service might actually come to the health care
industry! Health costs would actually start going down.
Cradle to Grave
Health care with the efficiency of the postal service and
the compassion of the IRS.
The goal of the ruling New World Order elite
is create a global populace dependent on faceless bureaucrats providing for
their health care.
Bill Clinton proposed a Health Security Act that
would have converted 1/7 of the nation's budget into a health bureaucracy. The
freedom to choose physicians and to pick a desired treatment were virtually
eliminated. In addition, those who disobey the system would receive harsh
punishment. According to Bill Clinton, his health care legislation would have
"criminalized" most avenues patients and doctors could take to obtain
and supply health care outside the plan.
- For example, parents who pay for their child's medical care not
covered by the Clinton health care plan or "alliance" could have be convicted
of criminal bribery and graft and fined or imprisoned.
- Doctors who cooperate with such parents could also be
- Even citizens who use their own money to avoid waiting lists
and rationing could be sent to jail.
- President Clinton's health-reform plan would have required
every American to carry a health identification card
bearing a tracking id that could be used for computerized tracking of medical
or insurance records. But some worry that this could jeopardize the
confidentiality of a patient's medical history.
In the wake of their failure to pass Clinton's National Health
Insurance plan, socialists are touting their success in passing Health
Insurance Reform in the form of the Kennedy/Kassebaum Act. In a clear violation
of the Tenth Amendment, this Act gives the
Federal government powers reserved for the states. It does not allow states to
pass their own Health Insurance plans, states are only required to do what the
Federal government allows them. Their state plans must pass muster by the
Department of Health and Human Services or be forced to revert to Federal
Democrats and Republicans alike are plotting to completely destroy
private health care in America and allow for the federal takeover of this
industry. Every plan being proposed requires certain things of every citizen.
One plan requires, mandatory preventative visits to the doctor. Another
requires that proof of health care must be rendered before a citizen can be
hired on a job. Every program requires that all citizens have some form of
health care that is regulated by the government. In addition, each program
places several regulatory requirements on the health care industry itself
which, at least for the moment is still under the private sector. For each of
these proposed health care programs we as citizens are being told that we must
relinquish regulatory control of an aspect of our personal life, namely health
care, to the control of the Federal Government.
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Obamacare to unleash crushing
new taxes, trillions in debt, huge job losses, and it doesn't even cover
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Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), otherwise known as Obamacare, was
signed into law by President Barack Obama on March 23, 2010 and upheld by the
U.S.Supreme court in 2012.
For the first time in American history, all
citizens will now be required to purchase health insurance from private
insurance companies or be subject to fines (a tax according to the Supreme
In the short term, this legislation will cause many businesses
to lay off thousands and thousands and thousands of employees because they
cannot afford the insurance. This will result in hurting the most vulnerable in
our society with unemployement.
Buried in Obamacare is a new plan for rationed health care.
Obamacare includes health rules to have medical treatments tracked
electronically by a federal system. But it goes further by establishing a new
bureaucracy, the National Coordinator of Health Information Technology, that
monitors treatments, as Betsy McCaughey, the former Lt. Governor of New York,
says, to make sure your doctor is doing what the federal government deems
appropriate and cost effective. The goal is to reduce costs and
guide your doctors decisions, she explains. Meaning
that if they decide you are too old, too frail, too sickly, then perhaps the
operation that you want is not in the best interests of the people. You are too
expensive. Therefore, some people are going to get their letter in the mail
that says, Sorry, your surgery does not meet our
The waiting lists for healthcare is going to grow into
weeks, and then into months. We are going to see mortality rates skyrocket in
America and America will fall in rank on the worlds list of quality
Medicare now pays for treatments deemed safe and
effective. The stimulus bill would change that and apply a cost- effectiveness
standard set by the Federal Council, McCaughey writes. Obamacare's
provisions are based on the UK system, where cost is more important than
treatment and medical care. That has required patients to put off care until
their conditions worsen.
President George W. Bush drained the fiscal resources of Medicare
by forcing it to compete with subsidized private insurance plans which are
allowed to arbitrarily select or not select those they will cover; failing to
provide reasonable levels of reimbursements to Medicare providers, thereby
discouraging providers from participating in the program, and designing a
Medicare Part D benefit without cost controls which allowed pharmaceutical
companies to gouge the American taxpayers for the price of prescription drugs.
The President created, manipulated, and disseminated information given to the
citizens and Congress of the United States in support of his prescription drug
plan for Medicare that enriched drug companies while failing to save
beneficiaries sufficient money on their prescription drugs.
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Who are the
winners and losers?
As government bureaucracy continues to give
preferences and protections to HMOs and trial lawyers, the winners will
continue to be the Insurance companies, the
pharmaceutical companies, and the federal government.
The losers are American citizens who will pay ever rising prices and
receive declining care while doctors continue to leave the profession in
droves. Already hundreds of thousands of doctors have said they are either
going to be shutting their doors, or they are going to leave the country
because they will not be able to afford to work under the regulations of
Obamacare. Inflation hits the middle class and the poor the most. Those are the
people who are losing it.
The answer is not a system of outright
socialized medicine, but rather a system that encourages everyone
doctors, hospitals, patients, and drug companies to keep costs down. As
long as somebody else is paying the bill, the bill will be too
high. Real health care reform will only come when we get back to the
Constitutional principle of limited government and get the government, lawyers,
and the courts out of our health care decisions. So long as they are allowed to
make our health care decisions, the ONLY criteria for health care providers
will be greed.
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