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The US is the Worst Place in the World to Get Cancer Treatment...

Opinion by Consumer Advocate  Tim Bolen 

Monday, May 21st, 2007

Everyone "in the know" knows that if they, or a loved one, gets diagnosed with Cancer, that it's time to get their Passport out of the safety deposit box, and start checking with those who keep track, to find out just exactly where to go, right now, for the best Cancer cure.  For, if you stay in the US, and take the conventional variety of Cancer treatment, your chances of survival are slim to none. 

The conventional US Cancer community is a murderous rip-off that generates shiploads of money.  It provides the most horrible death imaginable, with the most suffering, the least hope, and the highest price paid.  Europe, Asia, Mexico, the Islands, Central America all offer solutions that work. 

In most of the US, all that's available of any real use is "underground," provided by practitioners under constant threat of law enforcement raid, for plying those things that work. 

California, where I live, actually has a law making it illegal to treat Cancer with anything but chemotherapy, radiation or surgery.  That's why there are so many excellent clinics just across the border in Mexico.  It's only an hour-and-a-half drive from anywhere in the Los Angeles/ San Bernadino/Orange County metropolitan complex.  And, just a few minutes from San Diego.

The United States has a health care system that has, literally, failed the American public, to the point where it is pulling down the US economy.  The system did so with absolute intent, focusing on draining the last dollar out of Americans desperate for real health care.  It is a system that has, methodically, over time, come to represent the largest problem Americans have ever faced.  Larger than World War II.  Larger than the war on terror.  Larger than global warming.  Larger than the cost of oil.

Health care in America is not based on the idea "How can we help you get better?"  It is based on "How much money is available to us from your insurance, your co-pay, and your net worth?"  The very first thing that happens when you go to a conventional health care practitioner is for you to hand them your insurance card.  They then call your insurer and get the information on the limits of your policy.  At that moment your fate, as a patient, has been sealed.  Frankly, if you are diagnosed with Cancer, or some other major disease, you're on the slippery slope.  You, and/or yours, are going to die horribly.  And, there's going to be nothing left of your net worth. 

More than half of all personal US bankruptcies are over health care issues - and almost all of those people thought insurance would cover them.  It didn't - and it won't cover you, either.

The top three killers of Americans are the US health care system - period.  The system is designed that way.  The "Death by Medicine" study showed us, in 2001, that: "It is evident that the American medical system is the leading cause of death and injury in the United States. The total number of iatrogenic deaths shown ... is 783,936. The 2001 heart disease annual death rate is 699,697; the annual cancer death rate, 553,251."  In other words, 2,036,884 Americans die each year, unnecessarily, in our health care system.  And no one running the system cares.  No one. 

They only care that the dollars keep flowing.

The System is designed to stop innovation in Health Care...

Virtually every health care leader that offered solutions to the system has been attacked over the last fifty years.  Many have ended up in prison.  Most have been impoverished for their efforts, and have had their reputations ruined.  The system is a cruel master, and it controls the regulatory system that is supposed to regulate it, twisting those regulatory bodies to get rid of those that want change.  There is no argument against this.  It happens every day.

The system is so bad that even conventional media is beginning to notice, and write about it.  Below is an excerpt form a recent Reuters release:

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Americans get the poorest health care and yet pay the most compared to five other rich countries, according to a report released on Tuesday.

Germany, Britain, Australia and Canada all provide better care for less money, the Commonwealth Fund report found.

"The U.S. health care system ranks last compared with five other nations on measures of quality, access, efficiency, equity, and outcomes," the non-profit group which studies health care issues said in a statement.

The American Public has had enough.  Change is in the air.  Radical change.  Health care is the biggest issue in the US right now - far more important than terrorism.

So, what else is happening?

US Television News is a wasteland, designed, I think, to keep the American Public unaware of what's really going on in the world.  TV's idea of "breaking news" is Paris Hilton's latest suck video, or the latest nitwit claiming to be Anna Nicole Smith's baby's father.  Then switch to those Big Pharma ads...

And the real news is that while Americans are distracted with nonsense news broadcasts, the rest of the world is moving fast, attempting to equal, and surpass the US standard of living - and they're doing it - in every possible way.  Especially in health care.  As the Reuters report above stated: "The U.S. health care system ranks last compared with five other nations on measures of quality, access, efficiency, equity, and outcomes."

More, Reuters failed to mention that the US is WAY DOWN THE LIST in quality of health care.  There are many third world countries that offer better health care.  And, why is that?  Because other country's health care systems are not controlled by Big Pharma, like ours is. 

Europe does not allow pharmaceutical advertising to the public - period.  And, neither should we.

Interestingly, the biggest Cancer Conference held in Europe will be held in Madrid, Spain this coming weekend, May 26th, and 27th, 2007.  Invited to the conference as a main speaker is American author/scientist Hulda Regehr Clark PhD.  She'll be there with the cream of Europe's Cancer research crop.  Clark does six conferences, annually in the US.  Her next US appearance will be at the Health Freedom Expo in Chicago, June 22nd through the 24th.  Twelve thousand people are expected.

Here in the US, the New York ad agency that runs the sleazy "quackbuster" operation, burns the midnight oil trying to devise ways to discredit people like Clark. Europe, rightfully, invites them to speak.

Stay tuned...

Tim Bolen - Consumer Advocate

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