SMOKINCHOICES (and other musings)

December 30, 2012

A good thing, but no be-all

(Sometimes I think Dr Mercola may be my spiritual twin.   He has done a terrific job spelling out what I have against the Medical Complex here in our country.   I couldn’t have said it better or more effectively.    

I would not however kick it to the curb as far too many of our citizens haven’t any choice at all presently and it is needed.   Nothing short of the public option for everybody, as a right will ever be considered adequate and proper. Strip out the gadgets, greed, unnecessary and overly costly procedures and grossly over-priced meds and we could probably afford it better than most other countries  (many of whom do it for free).

Why the Affordable Health Care Act is Unlikely to Benefit Your Health

Why the Affordable Health Care Act is Unlikely to Benefit Your Health   Healthcare System
Despite what you’ve been told, it’s really just expanding an already flawed model of “care” that’s one of the leading causes of death in the US. It’s a for-profit scheme, and healthy people do not make good customers. But there is light at the end of the tunnel…

Story at-a-glance

  • Guaranteed health insurance does NOT equate to guaranteed health care. No strategies are included in the Affordable Health Care Act to actually prevent illness and reduce health care costs. Instead it expands an already flawed model of “care” that has been and continues to be one of the leading causes of death in the US
  • A recent review of U.S. healthcare expenses revealed that 30 cents of every dollar spent on medical care is wasted, adding up to $750 billion annually. This is the system being expanded upon with the Affordable Health Care Act
  • The US spends twice as much per person on health care than any other nation, yet we rank 49th in terms of life expectancy, and despite giving newborn babies more vaccines than any other country on the planet, the US ranks 30th for infant mortality
  • There is massive collusion going on between federal regulatory agencies and the industries they’re supposed to regulate, which ensures not just the profitability of Big Pharma and the medical industry as a whole, but also Big Ag, which is another major culprit behind the nation’s poor health. The ultimate price for this collusion and undermining of truth is your health. It’s a for-profit scheme, and healthy people do not make good customers
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