Revising HOW We Pay For US Health Care Is A Waste Of Time – We Need To Revise WHAT It Is We Are Paying For…
Drugs Do Not Heal – They Mask…
Opinion By “Deplorable” Consumer Advocate Tim Bolen
Current US Health Care (ObamaCare) NEVER focuses on determining the cause of health problems and solving those issues. It ONLY focuses on symptoms. Why? Curing people is not good for business. There are no repeat customers.
Take for example the issue of high blood pressure. Your doctor will make absolutely NO EFFORT to find out the cause, and solve THAT issue, but they will load you up with expensive drugs to supposedly reduce that blood pressure.
The North American Health Care System is BADLY Broken…
(1) Health care is offered, by the system, not based on what is most effective, and/or best for the patient, but by what is most profitable for the provider.
And that does not work for North America.
(a) For MOST health problems – Example – the accepted Cancer offerings – known as “cut, poison, and burn.” Surgery (cut) has only SOME success. Chemotherapy (poison) is virtually worthless, but terribly expensive – and used MOSTLY, generating ridiculously high Cancer Treatment costs. Radiation (burn) is completely worthless and causes new problems. So why do we continue with this paradigm?
The official War on Cancer, funded, and put in place, in 1974, by President Richard Nixon has accomplished ABSOLUTELY NOTHING.
Smart people, who want to live after a Cancer diagnosis, do their research, and, very often, leave the US for therapies that actually work, and they can afford.
And Cancer is only one issue of many we will be looking at.
(b) For A GOOD MANY health problems, since there are no high-priced drugs developed for it, and surgery won’t help, there is NO TREATMENT offered. As an example Cerebral Palsy, ALS, and far too many more…
(2) The government agencies we have put in place to regulate health care have turned against us.
Those agencies are working for the very industries they were supposed to regulate, not the American people.
For instance, the US Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) is the parent of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the National Institute of Health (NIH).
DHHS has 11 operating divisions, including eight agencies in the U.S. Public Health Service and three human services agencies. These divisions administer a wide variety of health and human services and claim to conduct conduct life-saving research for the nation, protecting and serving all Americans.
But, the 2018 reality is quite different. They are ALL STILL just another division of Big Pharma.
(a) Our DHHS approved US Billing Coding System SIGNIFICANTLY raises health care costs.
There are five million (5,000,000) legitimately operating health professionals in the United States. Over two dozen categories of US health professions, representing over two million of that five million, are allowed by law, to bill directly for their services.
But the US Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has only authorized billing codes used for Medicare, Medicaid, and the health insurance industry, that are developed by, and for, MDs – and NO OTHERS.
Worse, the majority of these MD codes represent THE MOST EXPENSIVE, DANGEROUS, and INVASIVE procedures available which are also, frequently, THE LEAST EFFECTIVE.
There are NO CODES, or inadequate billing codes, to process healthcare claims provided by the over four million health professionals who aren’t practicing conventional MD medicine. How do these practitioners stay in business when they can’t bill? They either work under an MD physicians (gatekeepers), their patient’s pay cash, or their care is capped by small annual dollar or visit limits – and no data is available on the cost-effectiveness of their care.
There are NO CODES, or inadequate billing codes, to process healthcare claims provided by the over four million health professionals who aren’t practicing conventional MD medicine. How do these practitioners stay in business when they can’t bill? They either work under an MD physicians, their patient’s pay cash, or their care is capped by small annual dollar or visit limits – and no data is available on the cost-effectiveness of their care.
Obviously, if we had codes available that reflected ALL billed care from ALL health professions, we could make comparisons about what is and what isn’t cost-effective.
Not only are currently available codes limited to procedures provided or directed by medical doctors, but these medical codes are further limited to services “approved” by the AMA – which does not recognize services that other qualified caregivers legally and effectively provide. Leaving the AMA to decide what’s good in osteopathy, chiropractic, massage therapy, physical therapy mental health, etc. – health practices they have no knowledge of, or training in – is like putting the fox in control of the hen house.
MDs have over 8,000 codes to use for billing while the government and the AMA dole out a few token codes to osteopaths, nurses, chiropractors, acupuncturists, massage therapists, etc. Obviously, we need a complete set of codes for all professions, written BY THOSE PROFESSIONS, so they can bill directly for their services and compare their costs and outcomes to MD outcomes.
So, let me say this again. We get very limited access to those 4,300,000 less expensive health professionals because of codes. So, our costs go through the roof – day by day. Worse, only those existing codes are available to track what’s happening in health care – making it appear that ONLY MD health care is of any consequence.
Get the idea?
For a complete explanation of that problem go here.
(b) HUGE Corruption at the Centers For Disease Control (CDC).
They are so arrogant about it they don’t even try to hide it. Bobby Kennedy Junior, in a speech delivered to the Maine legislature, pointed out that the CDC is a “Cesspool of Corruption” and cannot be counted on to regulate the safety of vaccines. The CDC actually owns patents, and profits from vaccines, now.
(c) The FDA is a not-funny-joke with a drug industry revolving door for employee exchange.
Before Trump, the FDA did little or nothing, to insure drug safety. They DO NOT properly evaluate new drugs – they rubber stamp everything. In fact, they gun up, armor up, paper up, and raid competitors to drugs (like supplement companies) on the least whim.
The FDA, in most ways, is useless to America. It is run as an adjunct to big pharma.
(3) The worldwide pharmaceutical industry has WAY TOO MUCH influence over our elected, and appointed, officials.
Big Pharma needs to be Little Pharma…
(a) In California, in 2015, parents concerned about the State making Childhood Vaccines mandatory, found that the legislation (Senate Bill 277) author, newly elected Senator Richard Pan MD (supposedly, a licensed Pediatrician), had his entire campaign financed by big pharma through various devices, to the tune of 4.8 million dollars.
More, the Senate Bills carried by Richard Pan were ALL for the benefit of the existing health care system, designed to protect them, destroy competition, and give them monopolies. Pan is now, one of those elected officials who are actually paid lobbyists that have eliminated the lobbying step – and gone directly into the legislature.
(b) The Vaccine Division of Big Pharma is perpetrating a hoax on America and the world over vaccines – claiming the lie that vaccines are “Safe and Effective.” They are neither.
On one hand they make this false claim. On the other they got the US Congress to give them immunity to lawsuits over those same vaccines. If they are so safe why do the vaccine makers need immunity to lawsuits? Worse, all of these vaccines are “Made in China” with no testing what-so-ever, before they are injected in America’s children.
(c) The US is only one of two countries on Planet Earth that allow Big Pharma to advertise their products directly to the public
Pharma ads constitute 70% of all TV news hour advertising. Consequently, they control the TV media, especially the news. About a year after a new product is advertised on TV attorney groups advertise, looking for damaged Plaintiffs, from those same drugs – that were NOT properly evaluated for safety by the FDA..
(4) Health Insurers are a BIG problem
Experts have found that in an analysis, after the diffusion of managed care and the widespread adoption of computerization, “administration” constituted some 30 percent of U.S. health-care costs and that the share of the health-care labor force comprising administrative (as opposed to care delivery) workers had grown 50 percent to constitute more than one of every four health-sector employees.
(5) US Dentistry is upside down.
In Europe, in order to become a Dentist you must FIRST graduate from a Medical School. Then you can SPECIALIZE in Dentistry, which, focuses FIRST on mouth health.
In the US so-called Dentists go to Dental School and learn to make teeth pretty, with zero focus on health issues. The real motto of the US Dentistry industry is “If your teeth are white you’ll get laid tonight…”
Only what’s known as “Biological Dentists” pay attention to health issues – and they are always under fire from the bigger Dental industry.
For a longer explanation – click here.
(6) Public Health projects are making the population sicker.
The US Childhood Vaccine Program is a Cultural Marxist horror story. The US Fluoride in our drinking water is insanity.
(7) The PsyOps Networks – Ruthless, deadly, dishonest, destructive, morally depraved, attacks those trying to fix health care..
(a) The attack on competition to the existing health care system.
There is no question that there is a constantly operating PsyOps attack on the supplement industry, oxygen therapies, electronic medicine, benefits of certain foods, spiritual healing, oriental medicine, virtually anything which competes for drugs/hospital health dollars. It is so obvious, and happens so often, that it has become a joke in America.
(b) The attack on cutting-edge health care providers.
Although slowed down somewhat, is still very real.
(c) The attack on those complaining about the real effects of drugs and vaccines on the population.
There is no doubt that vaccines cause Autism, and other neurological issues. Of course they do. Facts are facts. The science is in. yet, the attack on afflicted families by the astroturf groups is relentless.
Opinion By “Deplorable” Consumer Advocate Tim Bolen