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Posted May 15, 2009: by Bill Sardi
A CNN report says American healthcare is a broken system. What took CNN so long to discover this?
This writer has been saying American healthcare is in a state of collapse, is no longer affordable and is operating in its own self-interest. For a free ebook copy of THE COLLAPSE OF CONVENTIONAL MEDICINE go to www.naturalhealthlibrarian.com
The article by CNN’s Jonathan Mann claims the American health care system is already broken and people are losing their lives because everybody doesn’t have equal access to quality care.
Equality in health care delivery sounds appealing, But what Mann misses is what Winston Churchill said long ago: “The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of the blessings. The inherent blessing of socialism is the equal sharing of misery.” Now no one will have access to quality care under equal access plans.
A front-page story in the Boston Globe says patients with non-emergent health problems are waiting weeks to obtain care from specialists. Average times to get appointments with doctors in Boston ranged from 21 days for cardiologists to 70 days for obstetrician-gynecologists. A form of rationing has already begun.
Many of the uninsured can afford it but choose not to buy it. What America will choose if it goes the way of universal healthcare, aka socialized medicine, is the 40% tax rates seen in European countries with universal health plans.
Mann says “a lot of Americans, especially Republicans, extending that protection to everyone else seems like ‘socialism.’ They don’t trust Washington to handle their health.” I’m surprised CNN allowed Mann to take a political shot instead of reporting. The problem has always been budgetary, not will. A war-making nation which spends 54% of its tax dollars on defense spending robs from its future.
Mann says an “enormous, profitable and powerful industry has successfully fought reform.” Yes, they are in business. Government will put them completely out of business. Don’t condemn free enterprise for fighting for its very existence.
Mann does accurately report that promises to withdraw from overseas war theatres and to close Guantanamo Bay have not been met, so one wonders about the promise for universal health care with a trillion-dollar price tag that a nation in insolvency could not possibly afford. http://www.cnn.com/2009/POLITICS/05/15/pm.obama.healthcare/
A rather eye-catching commentary in the Boston Globe said this: “I’ve had more success diagnosing and treating myself with WebMd over the past few years than I’ve had with doctors in this area. I guess I’m paying for health insurance in case I get shot or break a bone.”
In another development, two years ago this writer predicted public health authorities would declare a flu pandemic without justifiable cause. It now turns out the flu pandemic alarm of 2009 was no worse than the seasonal flu. In fact, it appears mortality rates were far lower than the often-quoted 36,000 flu-related deaths annually.
The public has now been softened up to receive mass flu-vaccine inoculation with the next false alarm. Yet flu viruses mutate faster than vaccines can get into use. Vaccines for the flu are outmoded and problematic. Greater use of Tamiflu, the major anti-flu drug, is generating drug resistance. The masses will soon be left with no defense against any truly pathogenic strain of the flu. Yet not a word from public health authorities how to build immunity or what is called “host resistance” against flu viruses. One would think public health authorities are intentionally engineering a deadly flu pandemic. –Bill Sardi, Knowledge of Health, May 15, 2009
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