US Supreme Court May Fatally Bludgeon Hospitals…

Opinion by Consumer Advocate Tim Bolen

 

The United States Medical Care system, rated a poor seventy-second (72nd), worldwide, has been teetering on the brink of destruction for years now.  Greed, malfeasance, misfeasance, grand corruption, murderous intent, and a self-centeredness unequaled in history has led the system to the abyss.

Give me a hand – let’s push it the last few inches over the edge… Continue reading US Supreme Court May Fatally Bludgeon Hospitals…

Naturally …..

Opinion by Consumer Advocate Tim Bolen


“Naturopathy”
has been around since man’s ancestors crawled out of the sea and ate their first plant..

Humorously, we might say that the ingestion of plants became a science after the first cave woman watched her husband leave the cave dwelling one morning, stop two caves down to flirt with the local cutie, and served him some strange smelling leaves in his lunch salad – giving him the worst case of diarrhea in history – and then told all her girlfriends how to prepare that salad.. Continue reading Naturally …..

Nine Percent Approval Rating?  US Network Television News FAILS “Big Pharma”…

Opinion by Consumer Advocate Tim Bolen

 

In 1999 “Big Pharma” went to the US Food & Drug Administration (FDA) and got permission to advertise drugs, drugs, and more drugs directly to the American consumer.   Their intent, as it became obvious, was two things: (1)  sell more drugs to the American consumer, and, (2) control the media, especially US television.. Continue reading Nine Percent Approval Rating?  US Network Television News FAILS “Big Pharma”…

The US “Health Insurance” Industry is Trying to Destroy America…

Opinion by Consumer Advocate Tim Bolen

 

The US Health Insurance Industry is vying with “Big Pharma” for the title of America’s “Public Enemy Number One.”

For a while, I believed that “Big Pharma,” alone, in their murderous greed, was responsible for the problems of “health care” on Planet Earth.  And, frankly, in most parts of the world – I’d say that’s still true.

But, not in the USA… Continue reading The US “Health Insurance” Industry is Trying to Destroy America…

In Health Care “Constant Vigilance” is the Answer…

Opinion by Health Freedom Advocate Tim Bolen

 

California has always been a leader in health care reform, officially and unofficially.  It’s just that way in a State in constant transition.  I’ve pointed out, for a long time, that the health care paradigm is shifting – and nowhere is this more obvious than California.

I’ve said, time after time, that fully half of the total US health dollar is being spent on alternatives to “organized medicine.”  In California I’d say that about 80% of California’s health dollars are spent on alternatives.  Continue reading In Health Care “Constant Vigilance” is the Answer…

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

Will the FDA Attack the US Army?…

Opinion by Consumer Advocate Tim Bolen

 

When the New York ad agency, the one the runs the “quackbuster”  operation against innovation in health care in North America selects a new target, one of the things they count on is “a raid” from their bed partners at the FDA, against that selected target.

On the morning of “the raid,” highly trained (insert a BIG SNORT here) FDA agents, dressed in cute little body armor,  covered by “the right” special jacket, ordered expressly from a “law enforcement” catalog – the wanna-be cops version of L.L. Bean – with “FDA” emblazoned in the approved yellow, ten inch high letters, across the back, stop by the gun locker where they will be issued their M-16, or their Browning 12-Gauge Pump, for this morning’s event. Continue reading Will the FDA Attack the US Army?…

Medical Board Brutality – The Plot Thickens…

Opinion by Consumer Advocate Tim Bolen

 

Last Friday, August 19th, 2005 I sent out a newsletter called “Medical Board Brutality.”  It was about the newest antics of the California Medical Board Staff – an organization, I believe, to be completely corrupt – and not worth saving.  Like the story about Hercules and the Aegean stables, the best thing that could happen is for someone to re-route the Sacramento river right through 1426 Howe Avenue (the medical board offices) – and for the same reason….

The responses were startling.  In short, my disdain for the Administrative Law System, and the way it is abused against licensed health professionals, is SHARED worldwide. Continue reading Medical Board Brutality – The Plot Thickens…

Medical Board Brutality…

Opinion by Consumer Advocate Tim Bolen

 

I’m about to tell you about an important legal “case” in California that has far-reaching (national) implications for the regulation of health care, and other, licensed professionals.  The case is currently heading for the California Appeals Court – and a letter from YOU to the presiding Judge of the Appeals Court will have a tremendous effect.  I’ll explain. Continue reading Medical Board Brutality…

University of Virginia “Drug Whores” attack Echinacea…

I had a good laugh this last week.  The University of Virginia Medical School showed the world how easy it is for “Big Pharma” to buy the appearance of science, from a University, with their so-called “Echinacea study.” 

Opinion by Consumer Advocate Tim Bolen

Then the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) ran a pompous editorial on the subject by one of the best known, and laughable, CRACKPOTS in the US, Wallace Sampson MD.

Then the New York Ad agency (the one that runs the “quackbusters” ), sent out, to every media outlet in the US and Canada the story that “Echinacea had been discredited.”

(Insert laughter here) Continue reading University of Virginia “Drug Whores” attack Echinacea…

“Big Pharma” is using “Western Medicine” to Destroy America…

In the United States every company with over two hundred employees is required to provide full health insurance coverage to its employees.  Since 1999, when the US FDA allowed “Big Pharma” to advertise directly to the American consumer, the cost of the average prescription drug has increased 500% – with no reason other than greed.

The same prescription drugs cost five to twenty times as much in the US as other countries.  Because of this, the average cost of health insurance for a family of four, including the amount a company pays, and what the employee pays, is now $14,700 per year.

Opinion by Consumer Advocate Tim Bolen Continue reading “Big Pharma” is using “Western Medicine” to Destroy America…

“Big Pharma” versus Everybody…

A seven-thousand-five-hundred-dollar hand-tailored business suit.  A fifteen-hundred-dollar designer tie.  A four-hundred-fifty-dollar belt.  Twenty-five-hundred dollar hand-made shoes.  Three-hundred-fifty-dollar hand-made silk underwear. And, a twenty-five-thousand dollar hand-made watch.

Who’s wearing this?  Every one of the roughly seven thousand lobbyists working for “Big Pharma” trying to get laws, and treaties, favorable to their aims, through the US Congress.  They dress like this for two reasons (1)  with the money “Big Pharma” is paying them they can afford to, and (2)  they want to make “the right impression.”

Opinion by Consumer Advocate Tim Bolen Continue reading “Big Pharma” versus Everybody…

“Big Pharma” Stabs Planet Earth…

Opinion by Consumer Advocate Tim Bolen

 

My last two broadcasts “Vitamins to be Banned Worldwide…“, and“Big Pharma” Controls US “TV News”… have generated a major response.  They seem to have been forwarded everywhere, and I can’t keep up with the volume of email questions I’m getting – so I’ll answer the questions here…

Yes, it’s true that the “Codex Alimentarius” commission in Rome, July 4th,2005,  passed restriction of supplement guidelines that would, in effect, destroy the supplement industry in it’s entirety – except for that controlled outright by “Big Pharma.” Continue reading “Big Pharma” Stabs Planet Earth…

“Big Pharma” Controls US “TV News”…

Opinion by Consumer Advocate Tim Bolen

 

There is no such thing as “investigative journalism” on US network television anymore.  In fact, it’s hard to find real news, at all, on the networks.  “TV news” is all hype – every bit of it – and it is designed to promote the interests of those that write the checks for advertising.  Nothing else.

The single largest group of advertisers during the news hours, I’ve noticed, is “Big Pharma.”  Roughly fifty percent (50%) of all advertising, during the news hours, comes from the pharmaceutical industry. Continue reading “Big Pharma” Controls US “TV News”…

Vitamins to be Banned Worldwide…

Opinion by Consumer Advocate Tim Bolen

 

“Big Pharma” won a major victory in Rome, Italy today.  Vitamins and minerals, for over-the-counter sale will be phased out, almost completely, in every country on Planet Earth.  The “German Model” of health care will now be the law of the land – in every land.

Below is a press release from Diane Miller JD of the National Health Freedom Coalition, detailing the action.  Diane is in Rome at the meeting. Continue reading Vitamins to be Banned Worldwide…

“We the People” Need to Shut Down “Big Pharma”…

Opinion by Consumer Advocate Tim Bolen

 

I live in Southern California, in the United States, and I know that, in the United States, there is a tremendous war going on between the forces of “health” versus the forces of “medicine.”  This war is over the future of health care.  It’s a bloody war, and it doesn’t stop at the US borders…

In California we say “We’d rather be ‘healthy’ than ‘medicated,” and there’s a big difference between the two philosophies.  In that war I am firmly, and unequivocally, on the side of “health.”  I want the best health care I can get, and I want right now… Continue reading “We the People” Need to Shut Down “Big Pharma”…

Is American Dentistry Killing Us?…

Is American Dentistry killing us?  Probably.  There are certainly good reasons circulating around the campfires to believe so. 

Opinion by Consumer Advocate Tim Bolen

It’s time, I believe, for the North American Health Freedom Movement to focus on Dentistry, and its problems, because what happens in the mouth effects the whole body.

I believe that the American Dental Association (ADA), as the primary representative of Dentistry, is in “siege mode,”  meaning that their Modus Operandi, these days, seems more defensive of position than promotional of healthy Dentistry. Continue reading Is American Dentistry Killing Us?…

Codex Alimentarius:  Big Pharma’s Attempt to Subjugate Planet Earth…

Opinion by Consumer Advocate Tim Bolen

 

Last week I went to a “Codex” conference in Washington DC.  There a large and, so far, loosely knit coalition was formed to exchange information.  We began to coordinate the battle to stop the Big Pharma controlled European Union from inflicting “Codex Alimentarious” health standards on the rest of the world.

It will take me some time to absorb all of the information I heard, and read, but for now, let me make something clear – “Codex Alimentarious” is a plot to inflict “the German Model” of health care on all of Planet Earth. The primary targets are Europe (almost completed), Australia, New Zealand, Canada, and the United States. Continue reading Codex Alimentarius:  Big Pharma’s Attempt to Subjugate Planet Earth…

Is Aetna Threatening My Family?…

Opinion by Consumer Advocate Tim Bolen

 

For good reason, I’m beginning to get the impression that Aetna doesn’t like the articles I’ve been writing about the Cavitat v. Aetna Federal RICO (racketeering) case.   Continue reading Is Aetna Threatening My Family?…

California “Sinaiko” Case:  The “Quackbuster’s” Breaking Point…

April 4th, 2005

Opinion by Consumer Advocate Tim Bolen

 

For years the “quackbuster”  attacks against innovative health practitioners were handled, by health activists, in the “defense” mode.  The California “Sinaiko” case was the turning point.

The reason:  the “quackbusters”  had won so many battles, and had caused so many problems for innovative health practitioners since the “Plan of ’96” took effect, that they were arrogant beyond belief. Continue reading California “Sinaiko” Case:  The “Quackbuster’s” Breaking Point…