“America’s health care system is neither healthy, caring, nor a system.” Walter Cronkite
Americans are not only choosing a new President but they are also in the process of creating a new healthcare system. What was here at the beginning of 2016 might not even be around by the end of 2017. We are in that radical a period.
I would like to offer a few suggestions that I think will benefit any system we choose.
Guarantee the patient that what the doctor recommends actually has scientific proof that it works. What! Doctors have no proof that those pills and procedures work!!
Require that all prescription pills covered by insurance be proven by someone other than a drug company that they work better than a home remedy. Easily done. Let all testing be done by hospitals and doctors instead of by Big Pharma. Let’s test statin drugs against a popular home remedy, garlic (Kyolic) and Milk Thistle. Let the drug company pay for the statin drug and the home remedy. Give each treatment option to 10,000 patients and see which works better and produces no side effects.
We know that chemotherapy is worse than doing nothing. Let’s see how it works against baking soda or DCA ( dichloroacetate) or supplementing with hydrazine sulfate. If they score better than doing nothing, then maybe we could allow the alternatives insurance coverage. In terms of cost savings, we would save a lot of money abandoning chemotherapy because it clearly does not work.
There are lots of other commonly prescribed drugs that do not work, such as, anti-depressants and some prescriptions for Type II diabetes. In the case of addictive prescriptions, we would have to pay clinics to gradually withdraw their patients from those medications.
Another suggestion: It would be nice to have a menu of prices before our insurance is charged tens of thousands of dollars. Oncologists make a lot of money by buying chemo drugs at a fixed price and re-selling it to the patients at 3 or more times the price they paid the day before. A famous example of an outrageous markup would be the cure for a rattlesnake bite. You can get rushed to a clinic and be charged $100,000. If you had a menu of prices, you could look at the price list and decide whether you wanted to pay the clinic $100,000 or give the pharmacy $800 for the same cure. If doctors and hospitals do not like either the fixed price menu or the requirement that their treatments do actually work, then they would be free to set up shop without any insurance coverage whatsoever.
We have strayed a long way from the Hippocratic other which required we do no harm.
Catherine Austin Fitts said they Wall Street $40 trillion from us and will steal tens of trillions more. With that in mind you might consider the advantages to major corporations of adding substances to our food and water that would reduce our chances of collecting pensions that will not be there for us. An example would Bisphenol A which is a plastic used to line food cans. It is an estrogen mimicker that causes weight gain and cancer. Another example would be MSG which causes headaches and weight gain. There are 92 known health effects from aspartame. This includes eye, neurological. pulmonary and mental. Aspartame can cause brain damage, depression, breathing, heart and lung problems as well as high blood pressure.
Fluoride and bromide are used by the human body when iodine is not available. Fluoride causes cancer so why is it in our water? Fluoride has been known since 1893 to harm human enzyme processes. The human body has tens of thousands of enzymes that are absolutely vital for our health. Joe Stalin gave fluoride to concentration camp inmates to reduce their ability to resist. So why is it in our water and bromide in our bread? And why do we allow Monsanto to produce GMO food which s known to harm those who eat it? By the way, Monsanto’s insecticide glyphosate causes cancer so it has to go too.
There a lots of other dangerous food additives that need to be banned from our food and water.
How about this goal: Deliver clean drinking water to every tap in America.
If we had a non-interest bearing currency like Lincoln’s Greenbacks or Bradbury’s 1914 pound, we could spend money into circulation to pay for infrastructure. That would create lots of high paying jobs without causing inflation. We could set clean water at the top of our to do list. New filtration systems, new pipes and advanced sewage treatment. We could have start by replacing all the old water and sewer pipes 90 t0 100 years old or any that are leeching lead.
How about this as a goal: Zero birth defects.
Start an education program aimed at girls 12 years and older. Pre-natal vitamins are too late. Most birth defects begin within the first 10 minutes of impregnation. Birth defects are mostly nutritional and environmental rather than.hereditary. In 1947 veterinarians discovered a cure for muscular dystrophy (MD) in cattle. The vets gave the cows selenium. Cows in California never got MD but those in Washington state did. Most American cows have bloodlines going back to Great Britain so MD was definitely a nutritional disease and not hereditary.
How about Disease Prevention through nutrition and education? Explain to young girls that varicose veins are a nutritional disease affecting women who are deficient in copper. That same copper deficiency can also cause heart attacks.
What about wrinkles? They are caused by things called free radicals. There are five of those. Free radicals are ions (molecules) that are short an electron. They steal electrons from our bodies. If it steals an electron from our cell’s DNA, then we get accelerated aging in the form of wrinkles on the skin outside or deteriorating organs on the inside. Hydrogenated vegetable oil (margarine) causes wrinkles. Fortunately, a diet high in RNA can reverse 5 years of aging. See Dr Frank’s Anti-Aging Diet.
If you labeled margarine and mayonnaise with bold letters saying “this product causes wrinkles,”sales would drop like a rock. Manufacturer’s would have to copy the formula of a few vendors who do not hydrogenate their products.
How about setting improved well being as a goal before we discuss the different ways of paying for healthcare? The reduced healthcare costs will make any healthcare reform cheaper to implement. And the improved physical well being will increase worker productivity making everything more affordable.