USA Today ran an interesting series of articles on our ridiculous health care system or should I say our “disease care” system. While more and more Americans concerned with the increasing costs of the U.S. health care system, hawked as the best medical care in the world, the problem is that those that cannot afford it are steadily increasing.
A poll found that eighty percent of those that responded were not thrilled with the $2.2 TRILLION, or $7,129 a person, being spent on health care in the U.S. and that medical company profits or malpractice lawsuits were the biggest causes of the spending.
Actually, of the $2.2 trillion, 660 billion is spent on hospital care, 462 billion is spent on doctors, and 220 billion on drugs. (See end for complete breakdown)
For the most part, this medical inflation is perpetuated by Big Pharma’s drug hype as the solution to everything. This inflation is also brought about by waste, inefficiency, and the growing number of chronic diseases caused by our epidemic of obesity.
The crossroad we are at is believing the propaganda that we have the best health care system in the world or realizing that this is myth built on deception and lies. The reality is that we have the best disease-care system in the world designed to take as much money as possible from consumers and taxpayers with the illusion of getting “miracle” quick and easy pill solutions for our illnesses without our having to give up anything to achieve this.
The real way to drop medical costs is to take responsibility for your own health and emphasize care, not treatment. Drugs, doctors, surgery and hospitals rarely solve chronic health problems.
That which will have a more profound effect on your health is switching to an organic plant based, whole, not refined, foods diet, eliminating ALL flesh and dairy products, which are laden with antibiotics, hormones, growth enhancers, chemicals to keep their flesh red and rosy (otherwise it would be a putrid grey), stink reducers ( after all, the nature of a dead body is to rot and smell ), processed foods which contain MSG and preservatives, hydrogenated oils aka cancer causing trans fats, soda, diet drinks containing aspartame, which converts to formaldehyde at 86 degrees F ( the body’s temperature is 98.6 F – talk about “Night of the Living Dead”!), sugary juices – especially HFCS or Corn Sugar (its new name) and getting plenty of exercise and sunlight.
According to Randall Fitzgerald, author of “The Hundred Year Lie”, we have no idea of the effect on our health when all the chemicals we consume through food and industrial pollutants mix together in our bodies.
If you think you do not ingest chemicals, read the labels on the food that you buy from your trusted supermarket. One important thing to remember is that if you have trouble pronouncing the ingredient, do not eat it.
Here is your choice: if you want to be as healthy as possible and not have to worry about
degenerative diseases or being hooked on drugs for life, you must make these life saving changes.
If you don’t care or think that this is nonsense, then carry on. But, someday, when the words, “I hate to be an I told you so”, come back to bite you in the butt, look in the mirror and realize that the person you see there is the cause of your problems. Not your spouse, not your doctor, not the fact that no one told you. YOU are the cause and you and you alone must take responsibility for your misery.
Don’t be afraid. Change is good.
Here’s the complete health cost breakdown:
Hospital care 660 Billion 30%
Doctors 462 Billion 21%
Rx Drugs 220 Billion 10%
Dental 220 Billion 10%
Administration 154 Billion 7%
Investment 154 Billion 7%
Nursing Home 132 Billion 6%
Gov’t public health activities 66 Billion 3%
Other medical products 66 Billion 3%
Home health care 44 Billion 2%
Total 2.112 Trillion
Rounding throws the numbers off