US HealthCare System Implodes – “Health Freedom” is Here…

Opinion by Consumer Advocate Tim Bolen

 

The US healthcare system  is falling in on itself, and it is about time.  Change is in the air, and it won’t take long.  Rated 72nd in quality worldwide – but number one in cost, it has become the number one killer of Americans.

American industry, quietly, over the last few years, took the Bush Administration by the throat, so-to-speak, and demanded, and got, legislation moving consumer health choices out of the hands of the mega-greedy health insurance industry and into the hands of those same consumers. Continue reading US HealthCare System Implodes – “Health Freedom” is Here…

“Health Freedom Wins” Increase Worldwide…

Opinion by Health Freedom Advocate Tim Bolen

 

“Health Freedom” is winning everywhere.  Everywhere, that is, where strategy and tactical teams have taken the time to organize, make a plan, execute the plan, etc.  Winning against “Big Pharma,” and their sleazy minions, is becoming embarrassingly easy.

“Big Pharma” is losing.  The New York Times reports: Continue reading “Health Freedom Wins” Increase Worldwide…

Canadian “Health Freedom” Wins a BIG ONE…

Opinion by Consumer Advocate Tim Bolen

 

The Canadian “Health Freedom” movement spells the word “AGGRESSIVE” in all capital letters.  A few years ago concerned citizens from all across Canada gathered together and decided, like Californians, that they wanted “the best health care they could get – and they wanted it RIGHT NOW…”

What they do not want is a “Big Pharma” controlled “drugs, drugs, and more drugs” based health care system. Continue reading Canadian “Health Freedom” Wins a BIG ONE…

Health Freedom Protection Act (HR 4282) Introduced Into US Congress…

Opinion by Consumer Advocate Tim Bolen

 

The US Food & Drug Administration (FDA) was originally designed to serve the needs of the American public.

Of course, these days, it does no such thing – it is owned, outright, by “Big Pharma,” the very industry it is supposed to regulate. Continue reading Health Freedom Protection Act (HR 4282) Introduced Into US Congress…

California Medical Board Hears FINAL “Enforcement Monitor” Report – and Changes Direction…

Opinion by Consumer Advocate Tim Bolen

 

This story is about the biggest victory in the history of health freedom battles EVER. 

It was a banner day, last Thursday, November 3rd, 2005, in California, for the powerful North American Health Freedom Movement.  Years of hard work, organizing, button-holing of legislators and the governor’s office, educating the media, making alliances where we never had before – paid off.  In spades…

The once powerful quackbuster” influence in California health care politics was broken, years ago now, and, as of last Thursday, the apparatus it set up to control health care in California has been dismantled.  Health care quality has, once again, been brought under the control of the citizens of California.  And, things are about to change radically.

Very radically.  For the California Medical Board is the first State to officially shift its focus – and will now target, en masse, and with new muscle, and new funding, those responsible for “organized medicine” being the number one killer of Americans.

The report Death by Medicine,” released earlier this year shows that “It is evident that the American medical system is the leading cause of death and injury in the United States“:

The number one cause of unnecessary death in the United States, called Iatrogenic deaths  (783,986) is shown in the table below, re-printed by permission of the authors:

Condition Deaths Cost Author
Hospital ADR 106,000 $12 billion Lazarou1 Suh49
Medical error 98,000   $2 billion  IOM
Bedsores 115,000 $55 billion Xakellis7 Barczak8
Infection 88,000 $5 billion Weinstein9 MMWR10
Malnutrition 108,800 ——–  Nurses Coalition11
Outpatient ADR 199,000 $77 billion Starfield12 Weingart112
Unnecessary Procedures 37,136  $122 billion HCUP3,13
Surgery-Related  32,000 $9 billion AHRQ85
TOTAL 783,936 $282 billion

The number two cause of unnecessary death in the United States is Heart Disease. Statistics show “The 2001 heart disease annual death rate is 699,697.”

The number three cause of unnecessary death in the United States is Cancer.  Statistics show “the annual cancer death rate, 553,251.”

The total number of known unnecessary deaths, per year, directly due to the American Medical System is 2,036,884.

For years the staff of the California med board, like most other State health regulatory agencies, focused their attacks on “good” doctors – those that stepped out of the drugs, drugs, and more drugs paradigm to find newer and better solutions for their patient problems – and conspicuously ignored the activities of the “bad “doctors – those that were responsible, of late, for making “organized medicine” that number one killer of Americans.

It was, and is, commonly believed that California med board enforcement teams made decisions to spend limited enforcement dollars prosecuting doctors not on the seriousness of their actions, but on their potential to NOT be able to afford a defense.

In other words – they went for the “easy hit.” 

The California based Union of American Physicians & Dentists (UAPD) once told me that about 55% of all California MDs were “solo practitioners,” working in small, individual offices – but that 95% of the prosecutions by the med board were filed against those same “solo” practitioners.

Why?  four reasons, I think. 

(1) Because doctors working for hospitals, HMOs, etc., had the protection of HUGE legal defense budgets, and the services of lawyers that could wipe the floor with anything the med board could face them with.

(2)  Hospitals will not report MD problems to the Medical Board – hiding from the board their activities – to protect their defective doctors.

(3)  State investigators and prosecutors had been focused on prosecuting “good” doctors through alleged “training” (propaganda) provided, I think, by the Federation of State Medical Board (FSMB), and other “quackbuster influenced, or controlled, groups.

(4)  Investigators and prosecutors are, simply, poorly trained in the issues, and functionally incapable, of even understanding the complex issues of health care enforcement.

As you have read from one of my earlier newsletters – The American Medical System is Broken…”

So, what actually happened? 

Thursday, the California Medical Board heard the FINAL report of the “Enforcement Monitor,” thrust on them, at our request, by the California legislature.  The Board, and the board staff, have already adopted, and put in place, fifty (50) of the sixty-five (65) recommendations in the FINAL report.  Within that report is a significant change in focus – and the setting up of the apparatus, including the legislation, and the additional funding necessary, to go after “bad” doctors  – with a vengeance.

California, to its credit, has become the first State to proactively address the horrifying fact that “organized medicine” is the number one killer of Americans – and do something about it.

I applaud the members of the California Legislature and the Medical Board for this LANDMARK action.

The report, frankly a model for every State, addresses seven basic issues of enforcement – in detail.  The report, upwards of two hundred (200) pages outlines how an enforcement agency actually works, and makes recommendations on how to improve it.  Download a copy of this startling report for yourself, by clicking here. 

So, what do we do with this? 

This report will be officially presented by delegates of the California Medical Board to the Federation of States Medical Board (FSMB) in April of 2006 – and  I have no doubt that the  New York ad agency that controls the “quackbuster operation will conduct a campaign to stop this process from going nationwide.

However, the powerful North American Health Freedom Movement has groups in every State.  I urge all of you to consider formally presenting California’s actions, and report, to each State’s Medical Board – and very nicely, but insistently, demand that they do exactly the same thing – and if they don’t – go immediately to the State Capitol, and sit down with the Chairman of the Senate and the House of Representative’s Health Committee – and lay the cards on the table…

In summary – we started out to simply get the staff off the backs of cutting edge MDs, and other practitioners in California – and we changed the practice of California medicine forever.  Take a look at the numbers in the graph above – won’t it be nice to reduce those numbers to near zero?

Yes, this is  the biggest victory in the history of health freedom battles EVER.  For years we’ve been fending off attacks from the very people that were massively killing Americans – we’ve turned the tables.

In California we have more to do.  “Victory” just makes us work harder.

Stay tuned…

Tim Bolen – Consumer Advocate

“Health Freedom” Counter Attacks – Big Time…

Opinion by Consumer Advocate Tim Bolen

 

The world-wide war between “health” and “medicine,” “conventional” and “alternative,” rages across continents.  “Big Pharma,” in an almost uncontrolled panic in the US, is shoveling so much cash, by the truck and trainload, at US television networks, trying to buy their way back to Americans, it’s laughable.

If you thought North American television was buried in “drug ads” last year, this year is far worse.  Sheer panic has hit the drug world.  New York ad agencies are in a heyday. Continue reading “Health Freedom” Counter Attacks – Big Time…

The Coming “US Health Movement v. Big Pharma” Codex War…

Opinion by Consumer Advocate Tim Bolen

 

This morning I received an e-mail from my attorney friend, and fellow health activist, Ralph Fucetola, The Vitamin Lawyer, telling me about the victory in Europe against the “European Food Directive”.  It was held, by the Court, to be invalid.  Here’s what Ralph said: Continue reading The Coming “US Health Movement v. Big Pharma” Codex War…

Understanding “Codex”…

Opinion by Consumer Advocate Tim Bolen

 

I get a lot of e-mails, phone calls, and personal requests to “get involved” in the “Codex” problem.  Until today, you haven’t heard anything from me on the subject.  Why?

Because, simply, I haven’t yet figured out exactly what’s happening with the whole thing.  I, myself, have been asking questions of my contacts all over the world.  I have a lot of contacts. Continue reading Understanding “Codex”…

“Western Medicine:” The World Has Suffered Enough…

The five components of Western Medicine are guilty, in my opinion, of more crimes against humanity than any other entity in mankind’s history.

Opinion by Consumer Advocate Tim Bolen

As we sit here, the very structure of western civilization is at risk because of the sheer murderous greed of the number (1) component of Western Medicine – Big Pharma.  Health Care costs in the the US and Europe have gone over the top, just because Big Pharma thinks it’s OK to gouge.  US Seniors on a limited income have to make choices between food or drugs each month.  The Vioxx scandal points out just how murderous Big Pharma executives can become, in the name of profit.  Continue reading “Western Medicine:” The World Has Suffered Enough…

FTC Vindicates Hulda Clark…. 

Research Scientist Hulda Clark, quietly this last weekend, attended the American College for Advancement of Medicine (ACAM) meeting in San Diego, California.  I was there also.  It was a superb meeting.

Opinion by Consumer Advocate Tim Bolen 

If there was a quiet smile on Hulda Clark’s face, and there was, it was for two reasons:  (1) because her attorney, Carlos Negrete, had just informed her that the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Commissioners had signed a settlement agreement over an internet website issue involving Clark’s name. Continue reading FTC Vindicates Hulda Clark…. 

California: Rejects “Conventional” Health Care Thinking

2004 hasn’t been a good year for conventional thinking in health care, anywhere. If California is a world leader in new thinking, as it usually is, conventional health care (Medicine) is in for a hard road – one it justly deserves.

Opinion by Consumer Advocate Tim Bolen

For in Election 2004, California overwhelmingly SMASHED conventional medicine in four separate ballot initiatives, clearly indicating a message – It’s over for conventional thinking in health care. What happened in California will happen throughout North America, and then throughout the world. California is the fifth largest stand alone economy in the world. Continue reading California: Rejects “Conventional” Health Care Thinking

Wisconsin:  Just a Lull in the Battle…

Opinion by Consumer Advocate Tim Bolen

 

According to a major new study, 39,170 people die unnecessarily, and 301,513 have severe health problems in Wisconsin due to the problems inherent in the approved American Health Care System – and nothing is being done about it.  You can find out more about this by reading an earlier article called “The American Medical System is Broken.” Continue reading Wisconsin:  Just a Lull in the Battle…

Schwarzenegger Attacks “Quackbusters”…

The “quackbuster” operation, run out of a New York ad agency, isn’t doing well in California… to say the least.

Opinion by Consumer Advocate Tim Bolen

Many of my readers will remember, with amusement, the pieces I wrote about the “quackbusters” being humiliated in California when they sued over forty victims, using California Business & Professions Code 17200.  The NCAHF v. King Bio case was a classic.  It was there that top quackbusters Stephen Barrett and Wallace Sampson were declared in a three Judge Appeals court decision to be “biased, and unworthy of credibility.” Continue reading Schwarzenegger Attacks “Quackbusters”…

Quackbusters Retreat to “Liar For Hire” Tactic in Connecticut?…

Opinion by Consumer Advocate Tim Bolen

 

Big Pharma, as the “drug” industry is known, has for years funded, and operated, a covert group commonly known as the “quackbusters” whose purpose is to stomp out competition to “drug therapies.”  The operation is run out of a New York ad agency.  Previously successful, the “quackbuster” operation is now, not only facing stiff resistance, but is itself, facing attack. Continue reading Quackbusters Retreat to “Liar For Hire” Tactic in Connecticut?…

Rife With Possibilities…

If you’ve never been to a “Rife” Convention, a future of health care seminar featuring the work, and the spin-offs, of 1930s inventive genius Royal Raymond Rife, then you’re not prepared to accept the Star Trek approach to health care.

For you’ve no comparison, and no background, to comprehend the diagnostic and treatment methods used on the Starship Enterprise.

Opinion by Consumer Advocate Tim Bolen

But, I do, for I’ve seen, and been to two “Rife” conventions now,  and one “Electro-Medicine” conference put on by the United Stated Air Force.  One of those“Rife” conventions, the most recent,  was in Seattle October 1st, 2nd, and 3rd, 2004.

Sell your pharmaceutical company stock.  The health future is upon us, and it won’t be “by prescription.” Continue reading Rife With Possibilities…

California Appeals Court, in Sinaiko Case, Stomps Quackbusters…

The California Medical Board v. Sinaiko case started in 1996, and hasn’t ended yet…

October 6th, 2004

But for some time, for the “quackbusters,” the Sinaiko case, has been the most devastating loss in their history – for with it, during it, and because of it, they lost ALL influence in California.   And worse for them, and good for California, with this case organized conventional medicine in California turned against them.  California is the fifth largest stand alone economy on Planet Earth.

And now, it’s going to get even more devastating. Continue reading California Appeals Court, in Sinaiko Case, Stomps Quackbusters…

Showtime in Allentown…..

It hasn’t been a good year for Big Pharma.

There is a concerted effort to break Big Pharma’s stranglehold on North American health care.  For example, just look at all the lawsuits aimed at that target, some filed by individuals, some by companies, some by big “Tort” law firms, and some by government agencies.

That “concerted effort” is working. Continue reading Showtime in Allentown…..

ICIM – Alt Med’s “Top Gun” Training Program…

Opinion by Consumer Advocate Tim Bolen

 

This October 8th, 9th, and 10th, 2004, I’ll be in Atlanta Georgia, with several hundred of my friends at the annual International College of Integrative Medicine (ICIM) –  International Congress – and Joint Meeting with the International Oxidative Medicine Association. This year, it will be held at the JW Marriot Lenox Atlanta .. Continue reading ICIM – Alt Med’s “Top Gun” Training Program…

The Gathering of the Forces…

Opinion by Consumer Advocate Tim Bolen

 

This October 1st, 2nd, and 3rd, 2004, I’ll be in Seattle, Washington, with 500 of my friends at the annual RIFE 2004 International Health Conference. Like last year, it will be held at the DoubleTree Guest Suites Hotel – Southcenter.  There you’ll find the future of health care – everything Big Pharma can’t sleep at night over…

Like last year, there is a plethora of superb speakers, including Dr. Richard Loyd, PhD – Seattle (the host), Dr. Carl Taylor, M.D. – Canada, Dr. Steven Haltiwanger, M.D. Peter Walker – Cologne, Germany, Dr. Martin Blank, PhD – New York, Dr. Nenah Sylver, PhD – New York, Consumer Advocate Tim Bolen – San Juan Capistrano, and of course Hulda Regehr Clark PhD. Continue reading The Gathering of the Forces…

The “Health” Battle in Connecticut…

There is a war on in America over the future of health care.  It is, without doubt, a classic battle between good and evil. 

Opinion by Consumer Advocate Tim Bolen

Simply spoken, The forces of “Health” are determined to change the system to fit the needs of a modern day America..  The forces of “Medicine”  are determined, at any cost, to maintain the status quo.    There are several battles raging.  One of those is in Connecticut. Continue reading The “Health” Battle in Connecticut…