Real Health Care Reform – Cliff Notes Version…

Part 1 – Getting Real About Health Care Reform…..

 by Elissa Meininger – Health Policy Analyst

Folks, one of my big gripes about talking about health care reform is that nobody really knows much beyond their small area of interest.

These days, it pretty much boils down to “How much will I have to pay?” “I have a preexisting condition.  Will it still be covered?”  “Can I keep the doctors I like?”    Me, I don’t use the allopathic health care system because what they offer is of no help to me.  I go to the alternative.  It’s much cheaper, safer and more effective.

Almost nobody knows much about how the system got into such a costly, bureaucratic and ineffective mess.  For me, as an historian specializing on the politics of natural healing arts, I think it is very important for people to know what happened so we can see what Trump will have to do to fix it.

Just so you know….

Two landmarks related to how things are paid for are……

The New Deal – which introduced third party payment schemes that your employer buys for you and calls health “insurance”….

The Great Society – and the intrusion of government into deciding all aspects of what products and services you are allowed  to have and how much they’d cost.  As for who really runs the system – BIG PHARMA!

If you’ll hang in here with me,

I’d like to give you the Cliff Notes version of how we got from a free-market (read affordable), state-of-the-art medical system in Colonial America to the over-priced, chemical-dependent monopoly and rationed care system we now have.  Then I’d like to speculate as to what will happen when Trump’s ideas become a reality.

What Our Founding Fathers Had In Mind…

In Colonial Times, most people were treated at home and thanks to the efforts of Benjamin Franklin, the first hospital was built in Philadelphia to take care of the poor.  Historian Daniel Boorstin said that the mortality rate at this hospital was half the rate of any hospital in Europe.  Thomas Jefferson said that the natural health care we offered here in the states was superior to medicine in Europe.   Until after WWII, most hospitals were run by religious groups or by local communities.

Until the end of WWII, the American health care system was a free market affair where patients had complete control of who they did business with and how much they paid for services. 

Yes, plenty of chickens and various other goods and services often paid the bill.  Charities helped the poor.  In fact, until the turn of the 20th Century, there were no monopoly regulations to restrict who actually practiced medicine.  Most practices were botanical in nature and in this free market for health care, Osteopathy, Chiropractic, Eclectic Medicine, Thomsonian Medicine and other new, creative systems of healing emerged to meet market demand.

Allopathy, which is the kind the AMA doctors practice, was either avoided, or shunned altogether, by members of many religious sects such as Christian Science, Church of the Latter Day Saints, Church of the First Born, Seventh Day Adventists etc., in favor of prayer, diet and more natural means, as spelled out in the bible.

John Wesley, Founder of Methodism, published a medical book called Primitive Physick or An Easy and Natural Method of Curing Most Diseases and he and his parishioners, as an expression of their faith, provided medical care to the poor.

Allopaths were still stuck with bloodletting and use of toxic medications such as arsenic and strychnine.

A high dose of mercury was considered the magic bullet for everything.  All these treatments were miserable to endure, destroyed health and also often led to a premature death.  These treatments were based on a medical philosophy called humorism  that dated back to ancient Greece.

Homeopaths started coming to America in 1825 and presented the Allopathic community with particular difficulties.  Homeopaths were educated people who practiced a medical system totally alien to Allopathy.    Their success with epidemic diseases was one of several reasons they became a real challenge to members of the AMA.  Based on actual public death records of epidemics, it was obvious Allopaths hadn’t a clue how to nurse people back to health, much less help patients avoid illness in the first place.

Forced Schooling to Condition People to Accept Government Authority —

You might wonder why I’m suddenly talking about public schools in the middle of an article about health care.  Stay with me, folks.  You’ll see the connection in a minute.

In the early 1800s, Prussia and surrounding German states were going through big changes.  First, Prussia suffered a major defeat in the Napoleonic Wars that led to the idea they needed to raise a well-organized army.  To do that, they decided they needed to establish a compulsory school system to create obedient soldiers.

Since Prussia and much of Europe were already in the throes of experiencing the Industrial Age, the Prussian school model’s goals, as described by school historian, John Taylor Gatto, were to train: 1) Obedient soldiers to the army; 2) Obedient workers for mines, factories, and farms; 3) Well-subordinated civil servants, trained in their function; 4) Well-subordinated clerks for industry; 5) Citizens who thought alike on most issues; 6) National uniformity in thought, word, and deed.

These goals, of course, were opposite from the way Americans thought, and forcing public schooling on a population that was already extremely literate by their own initiative, was unnecessary, except for the fact the powers that be wanted to create a conformist society here in America.  Marx once said, The first battlefield is the rewriting of history.”   Forced schooling was established before the turn of the 20th Century here in America.

In the 1930s, Socialist John Dewey became honorary president of the National Education Association then proceeded to rewrite the goals of the NEA. As he said,  “You can’t make socialists out of individuals.  Children who know how to think for themsleves spoil the harmony of the collective society, which is coming, where everyone is interdependent.”

Teaching Civics was dropped from the national curricula.

Hmmm… no teaching about the history of how we were endowed by our Creator to be able to run our own lives and/or how government is supposed to protect our liberties and the Constitution clearly defines the limits of government power…..????

To help you keep your eye on the ball, here’s what John D. Rockefeller had to say, “I don’t want a nation of thinkers.  I want a nation of workers”   Rockefeller’s money was key to creating the American medical monopoly as you will learn more about below.

Big Pharma Is Born – Vaccines Take Center Stage…

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Vaccines – Are They the New “Crimes Against Humanity?”

Part 1…

By Elissa Meininger – Health Policy Analyst

The Nuremberg IG Farben “Crimes Against Humanity” War Crimes Trial Began 27 August 1947….

The text below was part of the opening statement of General Telford Taylor, Chief Prosecutor of the Nazi War Crimes Trial of IG Farben where 23 top executives were put on trial for their leadership in Hitler’s war effort.  To believe these men, among the most respected businessmen and scientists in their industry, knowingly, willingly, and with purpose, put their companies at the disposal of Adolf Hitler seems beyond comprehension.

The Trial started with this statement below:

“God gave us this earth to be cultivated as a garden, not to be turned into a stinking pit of rubble and refuse.  If the times be out of joint, that is not accepted as a divine scourge, or the working of an inscrutable fate which men are powerless to effect.  At the root of these troubles are human failings and they are only to be overcome by purifying the soul and exerting the mind and body….

The crimes with which these men are charged were not committed in rage or under the stress of sudden temptation; they were not the slips or lapses of otherwise well-ordered men….What these men did was done with the utmost deliberation and would, I venture to surmise, be repeated should the opportunity to recur.  There will be no mistaking the ruthless purposefulness with which the defendants embarked upon their course of conduct.”   

Before the war…

Otto Ambros (standing) during the pronouncement of the judgement in the I.G. Farben Trial… June 30 1948

IG Farben, a community of companies that banded together for common purpose, dominated the chemical industry with relationships reaching into every major country on the globe.  IG Farben was the fourth largest industrial organization in the world.  Some of Farben’s scientists were Nobel Prize winners and world famous for their contributions to the advancement of medicine.

So the question we must all ask is, how did this happen, and is it happening again?

Continue reading Vaccines – Are They the New “Crimes Against Humanity?”

Hillary Is “The Resistance?”

Hillary And Obama Declare War on America…

By Elissa Meininger – Health Policy Analyst

Shocked that our election of President Trump interrupted their dream to transform America into a socialist utopia, Hillary, Obama and their fellow travellers, have joined forces to bring President Trump and his Majority of Americans supporters, to their knees.

They just haven’t figured out, yet, that America DOES NOT WANT to be another North Korea; servants to the elite.  And that we elected Trump to reverse all that crazy thinking.

Make no mistake, these Clinton/Obama people are hardcore socialists who have been using well-honed Marxist organizing techniques for decades to build an army to overthrow our capitalist system without a shot being fired.

To them – If they can bring down capitalist America, what they see is a high-tech world run by them and their globalist elite friends.

Just so you know…

Obama and the Clintons have been beneficiaries of what is known as the Shadow Party,  a  well-organized, and well-financed, worldwide movement organized by George Soros.  Soros has amassed legions of well-heeled leftists to use their money to do anything necessary to forward their shared goals.  These goals include diminishing the power of America in the world, subjugating America’s sovereignty in favor of one world government and implementing a socialist redistribution of wealth – both in the U.S. and across national boarders.

In addition to using the tactic of Political Correctness to turn people against each other and re-write history in order to create confusion, this unholy alliance has also encouraged lawless behavior and encouraged people to disrespect police and others who represent law and order.  They  are using the techniques of Community Organizer Saul Alinsky who published  a book in the 1970s called “Rules for Radicals“.

Obama was a professional  Community Organizer who taught Alinsky’s methods in Chicago for several years before he went into politics.  He has now announced that he is returning to that profession in order to impeach or force Trump  to resign. 

It gets weirder…

Continue reading Hillary Is “The Resistance?”

POLITICAL CORRECTNESS – A Marxist Strategy To Destroy Capitalism…

Yes, this is a health care newsletter – but everything we talk about here is VERY related to that subject.

by Elissa Meininger – Health Policy Analyst

 

It may not be obvious to you, yet, but WE, the American people, WERE being manipulated by a powerful, committed and longstanding movement that, until Trump was elected, was about to transform our country into a socialist state – health care included.

If that concept still alludes you, ask yourself why anybody cared if Ann Coulter was to speak at Berkeley last week.  The plain truth is, if some people didn’t want to hear her, then they didn’t need to go to the auditorium. Duh!

Are these vaccine damaged young people?

Instead, the Political Correctness speech censors showed up in force and had a field day intimidating people to make sure nobody would be able to hear what she had to say.  We see this behavior on just about every college campus in America these days and, sad to say, it is a reflection of the mindless activities college students are doing all day long.

All that seems to be going on is ranting about victim feminism, the gay rights movement, Black Lives Matter, demands for special privileges, and safe places.  In the middle of all this craziness the rest of us have learned to be fearful of what we say, what we write and what we think.

After all, we might use the wrong word that somebody might find offensive, insensitive, racist, sexist, homophobic or God knows what else.  In fact, for years, I’ve not felt free to say “Merry Christmas” at Christmas time as it was no longer politically correct.

We certainly see this in US health care.  How dare we question vaccines, the CDC, FDA, doctors?

All of this was planned…

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Trump’s “Deconstruction of the Administrative State”…

What it means for US Health Care…

By Elissa Meininger – Health Policy Analyst

 

If you liked Jonathan Emord’s two-minute video in my last article you are going to LOVE the twenty-four minute video we have below. Jonathan explains, in simple language, but with great detail, what Trump is up to in revising US Health Care.

But, before we go there…

If I could wave my magic wand…

I’d like to see that every kid in America was excited about learning history so after he or she grew up, the world would make more sense. 

As it is, we depend on the press to explain events to us. Unfortunately, right now, the mainstream press is in such a tizzy, the bilge that is spewed out is a public disgrace.

Our Founding Fathers believed a free press was essential to educating the public on matters of public concern, so we could be able to govern ourselves.   So why are we watching wall to wall malcontents screaming invectives, spewing out hate and making up the “facts” as they go?  The fact that some of the worst screamers are well-known reporters is appalling.

Right now, we are living through one of the greatest moments in American history. 

It is bigger than anything anyone could have imagined before Trump came onto the scene.  He is not operating like a regular politician so he is hard to understand in comparison to the permanent ruling class in DC  we’ve been living with for decades.

The swamp is a little cleaner today. And tomorrow is coming…

He is not influenced by popularity polls with an eye for the next election.  So, even if he gets panned in the press, he is unaffected because he said he’d clean up the swamp and a lot of people voted for him without really caring to know the details.

He said he wanted to create jobs, bring industry back to America, wanted to control the flow of illegal immigrants, and he wanted to make sure America was respected around the world again.

For those of us in health freedom, he very specifically stated he thought vaccines caused autism.

I recently ran across a 24-minute Youtube video called Deconstructing the Administrative State.  It is a rebroadcast of part of a Jeff Rense radio show interview with Constitutional and Administrative Law attorney Jonathan Emord, the fellow I’ve mentioned in earlier postings on BolenReport.

I urge you to take the time to watch it, as it covers an astounding description of what President Trump’s goals are to radically change how America operates.

He is, in fact, repealing what is called the “administrative state” where, we the people, are being ruled by a permanent and un-elected horde of bureaucrats at the behest of the big business interests who put them in charge.

The first two minutes of the Youtube video is of Steve Bannon, a special advisor to Trump, who explained Trump’s blueprint to the audience at CPAC, the conservative political organization that met earlier this year.  Then our guy Jonathan…

Jonathan Emord’s portion of the Youtube video is actually part of a radio interview Jeff Rense had with him recently that fills in the details of what Bannon’s presentation outlined.

How Trump is “Deconstructing the Administrative State,” and what it means for American Health Care…

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FDA FOLLIES – The FDA is Big Pharma’s Best Friend…..

The US FDA is FAR MORE CORRUPT Than The CDC.  Not Even Close…

What Trump is up against…

Watch our two (2) minute video, just below, before you read the rest of the article.

By Elissa Meininger – Health Policy Analyst

“When a republic has been corrupted, none of the ills that arise can be remedied except by removing the corruption and recalling the principles; every other correction is either useless or a new ill.”     – Montesquieu

Eight years ago…

I wrote a review of Jonathan Emord’s book, The Rise of Tyranny:  How Federal Agencies Abuse Power and Pose Risks to Your Life and Liberty which I republished here on Bolen Report.  It’s a great book to learn the original intent of our Founding Fathers and how what they laid out for us got corrupted in the 1930s and how the FDA now operates.

Those of us who treasure “health freedom” hold Jonathan Emord in very high esteem.  Emord is a Constitutional and Administrative Law specialist who has won more lawsuits against the FDA than any other lawyer in American history.  His clients are doctors and product manufacturers who offer serious competition to Big Pharma.

Now that we have hope to see real change in the way Washington works,

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FDA FOLLIES – Dental Amalgams…

The issue of the corruption in the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is so huge, this is the first of several articles I’m writing to expose the agency’s large contribution to “the swamp” in Washington.

By Elissa Meininger – Health Policy Analyst

 

The swamp Trump promises to clean up.   If you have even one “silver” filling in your teeth, this one’s for you.

So-called “silver” fillings are 52% mercury

Below is part of a 2011 article posted by  Charlie Brown, head of Consumers For Dental Choice , and mastermind behind years of legal action to force the FDA to follow the law.  It offers a bird’s eye view of how the FDA operates.

FDA’S Thirty Two Years of Concealing Amalgam’s  Mercury From You...


I. Captive of corporate America:  the US Food & Drug Administration

The United States Food and Drug Administration, once the world’s “gold standard” for food, drug, and device regulation, has evolved from industry regulator to industry captive. 

Political scientists are not surprised –  The evolution from tough regulator to passive regulator to industry captive is a pattern in Washington.  Unless an agency engages in a major system of reinvigoration, the spiral continues.  But FDA seems comfortable being the hand-maiden for industry; it has brought big bucks to the agency and lucrative jobs after time at FDA.

The big bucks are in FDA’s pay-to-play approval system.  Drug companies pay seven-figure amounts into FDA coffers to gain approval of their drugs. FDA staff knows that the cash means higher salaries and more perks in the agency budget.  The drug companies know the high fees prevent small competitors with good ideas from getting their products to market.  The coziness between FDA and major drug and device companies gets tighter, while innovative entrepreneurs are shut out and the public loses twice: good drugs aren’t being considered and controversial drugs are rubber-stamped.

Another bitter legacy of federal regulation is the “revolving door,” where insiders bounce between well-paid positions in industry to high-ranking FDA positions that regulate that industry.  Those in the political party out of power hold cushy jobs awaiting their return to power, at which point – in the game of Washington musical chairs – those in the party leaving power in turn take the high-paying jobs in industry.  The current FDA Commissioner, Margaret Hamburg, coming to FDA from Henry Schein, Inc., the largest seller of dental products and a major seller of medical products too, is a perfect example.  Hamburg was a high official in the Clinton Administration, so Schein’s CEO Stanley Bergman, an active Democrat, tapped Hamburg for the light work of being a board member during the Bush II years, paying her millions of dollars to sit in meetings and file occasional reports.  When Bergman’s party returned to power in 2009, he escorted Hamburg back through the revolving door – as Commissioner of the world’s most powerful food and drug regulator, FDA.

II. FDA covers up amalgam’s mercury from consumers – for 32 years…

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ARE YOU STILL CONFUSED ABOUT VACCINES?

By Elissa Meininger – Health Policy Analyst

Well, folks, over the last couple of years, the issue of vaccinating children has been front page news all over the net.  You will never hear about it in the mainstream press, unless, of course, the flavor of the story is to trash anyone who has any questions about vaccine safety.  These inquiring minds are automatically condemned as ignorant “anti-vaxxers” or worse.

As Robert F. Kennedy, Jr, of World Mercury Project, explained it,

“America is one of only two nations in the world that allows pharmaceutical ads on television. Drug companies are the largest advertisers on TV and radio. They spend $3-$5.4 billion annually to saturate the airwaves with 80 advertisements every hour. Anyone who watches network news quickly understands that it has devolved into a vehicle for selling pharmaceuticals. That lucre seems to have neutralized the news divisions at CNN, ABC, NBC and CBS. Fox News alone is uncorrupted, but only because its shameless purpose, from its inception, has been to promote the ascendancy of corporate power. Fox’s former CEO, Roger Ailes, was sympathetic with the cause but he told me that he would have to fire any of his hosts who allowed me on his network to discuss mercury in vaccines or autism if I cost them an advertiser. He said, “Bobby, if I let you on to talk about vaccines, Rupert would be on the phone with me in ten minutes.”

CDC SWEARS THEY HAVE NO EVIDENCE THAT MMR SHOTS CAUSE HARM

Kennedy, as you may recall, is in conversation with President Trump about setting up a Presidential Commission to clean up the swamp at the CDC.  Trump believes vaccines cause autism.   Armed with the movie VAXXED: From Coverup to Catastrophe, Trump and millions of Americans know that the CDC, as an agency, has been caught in a whopping lie about the safety of MMR shots.

From their own studies showing  that these shots were causing damage, and lots of it, particularly to little black boys, agency officials decided to destroy the evidence so they could say, with a straight face, that they had no evidence showing harm. Thus, that is how the swamp at the CDC protects its political agenda to promote more and more vaccines.

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Hey, President Trump. Let’s Get Real About Infectious Disease Policy…

by Elissa Meininger – Health Policy Analyst

I wanted y’all to see what I sent to President Trump as well as my Oklahoma elected officials as part of the national Revolution For Truth campaign.

Dear President Trump:

As a longtime health policy analyst, I am delighted that there is talk that Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., would be officially asked to look into the swamp at the CDC.   It is time to expose what is going on, particularly the cover-up depicted in the film, VAXXED: Coverup to Catastrophe.  Kennedy is a perfect choice for this job.  One only needs to read his article Deadly Immunity, published 12 years ago about the Simpsonwood scandal, to see the measure of his courage, commitment and understanding of the task.

WE’VE ALREADY HAD A 10-YEAR STUDY ON THE CRAP GOING ON AT THE CDC.  LET’S SEE SOME ACTION, THIS TIME!

As one who has researched and written about the failure of our health care system to truly serve the public interest, I suggest you make sure that Mr. Kennedy spends some quality time with former U.S. Representative Dan Burton, who was head of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee which held 10 years of hearings on mercury in vaccines and dental amalgams.

It is important to note, that after the conclusion of those hearings, head counsel for the hearings, Liz Birt, wrote a report on July 15, 2005, to Lauren Fuller, Chief Investigative Counsel for Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee, to provide Burton’s committee findings of a cover up regarding Thimerisol (mercury).

  1. FDA: Criminal Negligence in failure to regulate the safety and effectiveness of biological products.
  2. HHS, CDC, and FDA: Criminal negligence in the failure to regulate and promote vaccines as provided for under the National Vaccine Injury Act.
  3. FDA: Criminal negligence in not instituting a Class I recall of all vaccines administered to infants containing in July of 1999 and again in June of 2000 when the results of the VSD were discussed at Simpsonwood.
  4. HHS, FDA, CDC and ACIP employees and contractors: Criminal conspiracy to defraud the government by deception or artifice and to obstruct the wholesome administration of the laws and affairs of the United States.
  5. HHS, FDA CDC, ACIP employees and contractors: Criminal obstruction of justice.

What I fear is that Mr. Kennedy will be engaging in another 10 years of high profile hearings as Rep. Burton conducted, and still nothing will change.

LET’S FACE IT.  INFECTIOUS DISEASE POLICY IS DESIGNED FOR THE $$$ BENEFIT OF BIG PHARMA – NOT US…

The plain fact of the matter is that our infectious disease policy, from the beginning of the 20th Century, was designed for the financial benefit of the drug industry with no regard for what was good for the general public.

I call your attention to an article I recently published on the BolenReport entitled, Is This the End of Vaccines?  In it, I provided the history of how homeopathy, in particular, has been systematically excluded from not just our medical system as a whole, but specifically excluded from consideration in any part of our infectious disease policy.  This exclusion was done, quite deliberately, to create a need for vaccines, which were invented at the end of the 1800s.  Unlike homeopathic products, vaccines are patentable so they make an ideal and very profitable array of products for international trade.

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A Revolution For Vaccine Truth – Washington DC…

By: Elissa Meininger – Health Policy Analyst

 

The anti-vaccination movement is growing so fast it is almost impossible to keep track of everything that is happening.  Social media is NOT the friend of social activists in most ways, but what it DOES provide is the ability to spread information quickly, and thoroughly, no matter how hard FaceBook tries to suppress it – and it does try to do that.

But, no matter how many barriers FaceBook puts up, social activists have figured out how to move right around them, ignoring the brainless advertising, and propaganda delivery, proceeding toward important information delivery.

One of the important activities social activists involved in the anti-vaccine movement have achieved is the outright elimination of racial strife.  

And how was THAT done, you ask?

Los Angeles area resident Michelle Maher Ford, one day, ignoring years of socially perceived racial strife between blacks, whites, etc., picked up the phone and started calling activists in the black community trying to bring attention to the findings of the CDC whistleblower William Thompson, and what he explained to Brian Hooker about how little black boys were three times as likely to be injured by vaccines as other children.  Fearless in her endeavor, Michelle reached EVEN into what some white people see as “the most angry of black activist groups, the Nation of Islam,” ultimately having a cordial meeting of minds with Minister  Louis Farrakhan himself in his home.

And she struck gold…

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A Call To Action! Our Veterans Need Us!

By: Elissa Meininger – Health Policy Analyst

“America’s veterans deserve the very best health care because they’ve earned it.”  Jim Ramstad, U.S. Congressman

My husband died eight years ago and I took the opportunity to go on a journey of self-discovery that, for a time, led me to Austin, Texas, and then back home to Oklahoma City.

Within days of returning home, I learned that an old political buddy, Bill Duncan, was in town, doing something interesting.   So who is Bill Duncan, you ask? He’s the fellow my Fifth District US Congressman, Ernest Istook, hired in 1995 to clean up the medical system.

Clean Up?

At the time, I served as head of Ross Perot’s Reform Party Health Committee so this gave me a good reason to pay attention to what was going on with Bill.  Reformers were in the business of finding ways to clean up government. A third of Bill’s job was to make sure the new Office of Complementary and Alternative Medicine at the National Institutes of Health wouldn’t get screwed up.

When the NIH Director attacked it, Bill created the legislation, passed by Senator Tom Harkin, that created the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM). It’s very existence was as welcome as ants at a picnic because our American medical system is based on using drugs, surgery and other high tech (read expensive) modes of treating illness and injury.

Allopathy?  What’s THAT?

Technically, the medical philosophy that our medical establishment practices is called “allopathy”.  Consequently, the CAM department had many enemies, and still does. As an economist by training, Bill’s overall assignment was to make the U.S. healthcare system more effective, more efficient, and less expensive. His doctorate is in political science, economics, and public law, but he also has an MBA from Boston University.

In his program, which he took in Germany, Harvard professors came to Germany and taught the program from Harvard’s books.  This gave him a great basis for understanding the mandate from Rep. Istook. This included reducing regulatory burdens, increasing market availability of affordable health insurance, and driving new and effective treatments and technologies, including ones with no patent, into use.

The fight over proper health care in the US has been around for a VERY long time…

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How Big Pharma Runs Our Government…

By Elissa Meininger – Health Policy Analyst

 

While the mainstream media is focusing on the replacement for Obamacare, having a field day trashing Trump, and ignoring the massive corruption at the CDC, they also continue to ignore the longest-running health care crisis in America….. the suppression of REAL HEALTH.

The key agency that blocks REAL HEALTH is the Food and Drug Administration (FDA)…

It is regularly said that The FDA is the wholly-owned subsidiary of Big Pharma.  It has always been that way and, in fact, those of us who have been in the trenches campaigning for real health choice for decades, consider the FDA the deepest and most crooked part of the swamp Trump was elected to clean up.

For openers, the FDA  is wearing too many hats of authority and has been run for the pleasure of Big Pharma, only.  

It has been embroiled in one controversy after another, often of a criminal nature.  When it comes to regulating dietary supplements and related products, it has always come out on the side of protecting Big Pharma’s interests.

While it looks the other way to make sure Big Pharma products have fast approval, the commitment to offer the same benefits to dietary supplements, its attitude is they are “a disincentive for patented drug research” and there is a history of gunpoint raids on doctors offices and confiscation of products that goes back decades. 

The Rise of Tyranny…


Eight years ago, I wrote a book review for a book called “Rise of Tyranny” .  This book covers the history of how all these Federal agencies were created, unconstitutionally, and how the heads of these agencies now assume tyrannical powers outside the authority of Congress.

The book focuses on how the FDA, in particular, has been a captive of Big Pharma just as the CDC has been.  The story is as relevant today as it was then, so I thought I’d re-issue it here on the BolenReport.

Continue reading How Big Pharma Runs Our Government…

REAL Health Care Reform is on its Way – Dr. Tom Price is Secretary of DHHS…

By Elissa Meininger – Health Policy Analyst

 

When I woke up the day after the Presidential election, I could hardly breathe.  I realized that for the first time in my adult life, I could dare hope that we would have REAL health care reform.

During the campaign, Donald Trump had repeatedly said that he thought vaccines caused autism.   For me, US vaccination policy and laws are the most dangerous, most invasive and most oppressive (read un-American) part of our failing medical system.  I’ll have a lot more to say about infectious disease policy in later articles, but for now, I want to focus on the implications of appointing Tom Price, MD, to the office of Secretary of Health and Human Services.

What is SO Important About the American Association of American Physicians (AAPS)?

When Dr. Price, an orthopedic surgeon, was confirmed by the Senate, headlines across America pointed out (gleefully  and insultingly)  that he was a member of some whacko medical group that fell far outside of mainstream medical thinking.  Damn Right!  This odd duck group actually believes some weird things like the idea that the doctor/patient relationship is a private one that government bureaucrats ought not be involved with.

The  AAPS takes not one dime of money from Big Pharma for any reason whatsoever.  That’s subversive, right there.  They can’t be bought and are thus, way out of step with most of the rest of the medical industry.  Even more heretical is that they routinely sue the government any time it looks like it might try to run doctors’ offices or interfere with the patients’ unalienable right to make medical decisions on their own without Hillary’s village horning in.

Now, this story is going to get REALLY interesting…

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Whoever Makes Your Medical Decisions Owns You…

The single most important issue in HEALTH CARE REFORM today is NOT how the bill is paid but WHAT WE ARE BUYING.

Opinion By Elissa Meininger – Health Policy Analyst

 

US Health Care Reform?…

In that regard, the Number One, Numero Uno, #1 issue is vaccines.

Unless you have been living in a cave, you must know that there is a “battle royale” going on about how vaccines are the cause of autism, and more.

You will notice I didn’t say “IF.”

If you are still one of the millions of Americans who shudder with fear imagining a world without vaccines and all you see is death and destruction as the result, then this article is meant especially for you.

Know this…

There are four basic opinions about vaccines.

(1) Those who think they are God’s gift to mankind and everyone MUST take them, no exceptions.

(2)  The second group also sees vaccines as miracle drugs but have the odd idea that we have an inherent right to make our own decisions about what we put in our bodies, and that that inherent right extends to the idea that parents are in charge of caring for their children – not some government bureaucrat running a village bypassing parental participation.

(3)  The third group believes the jury is still out on vaccine safety and effectiveness.

(4)  The fourth group, rarely mentioned, are those who aren’t sold on why people should resort to vaccinating at all because there are other time tested and proven ways of staving off epidemics and death from various diseases.

The discussion about vaccinations is so explosive, it is taboo to have a rational discussion in the media about them.

If something happens to hit the airwaves, like comments made by MDs Rand Paul and Ben Carson, who basically said they had issues with the schedule of children’s mandated shots, media commentators reminded their audiences that vaccines had been proven perfectly safe and these two doctors must be misinformed. In fact any discussion in public must start with “I believe in vaccinations, I vaccinated all my kids” just to get any traction at all.

Only Donald Trump has dared to speak his mind.

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