Monday, July 12, 2010

When Does Health Care Reform Start Now that the Health Care Bailout is Done?


Memo to President Obama - Stop Protecting the Institutions and Start Helping the People!

Am I the only person in America who sees a smokescreen of hypocrisy in the actions of our professional politicians? No, the many readers who have expressed outrage at the efforts of the president and congress to protect the institutional forces of health care, the "so called" health care providers, in other words those pharmaceutical companies, insurance companies, hospitals and medical practitioners now guaranteed enormous ongoing profits at the expense of the patients, those readers see through the smokescreen and know the truth.

Thanks to Obama and his Democrat controlled congress we Americans are on the spiraling road to huge deficits and eventual bankruptcy because of the health care reform legislation passed earlier this year. It is time we took stock of just what "yellow brick road" Obama is leading us down in the name of health care reform. And yes, this charge applies to the Republicans whose efforts to amend the bill were shot down by the Democrats, those Republicans who fought just as hard to protect the rich at the expense of the victims as the president.

Why are we paying health care providers to keep us sick rather than rewarding our health care providers to make us healthy? There is NO INCENTIVE FOR ANY ELEMENT OF THE HEALTH CARE DELIVERY SYSTEM TO BENEFIT FROM MAKING US HEALTHY, whether the pharmaceutical giants, the insurance providers, the hospitals or the medical professionals! Right now the millions of campaign dollars flowing into our politician's campaign accounts is the only incentive for presidential or congressional action, and the billions of dollars in return on investment for the health care providers makes healing unprofitable.

The Obamacare farce is just more of the same, driving up the cost of health care in the US which is already the highest in the world, with a strategy to profit from sickness, reward maintenance of diseases, prolong useless treatment and create a house of cards that profits solely from the degree of illness in the patients, the victims of a system that is broken.

As reported earlier in the Coltons Point Times, ever since Wall Street got control of the health care industry with stock offerings in the late 1940's and early 1950's health care success has been measured by the bottom line, the "return on profit", rather than the health of patients. Greed, Wall Street style, has driven us to the most expensive and least effective healthcare system in the world. When the money changers took control of the financing of health care the wellness of the people became secondary to the profitability of extended health care treatment.

On that foundation is built the health care industry in America. On that foundation is what drives the pharmaceutical giants to focus on extended treatment rather than cures. On that foundation is what drove the medical schools of America to give career advice to students based on how much money you should make in the health care industry rather than how many people you can cure, because money is not made with cures, just prolonged treatment.

Now the practitioners of ancient medical techniques from the Chinese herbalists to Indigenous Native medicine people have been nearly wiped out of existence and are being replaced by a new breed of alternative medicine people driven by greed and materialism. Isn't it ironic that the true medical giants throughout history like the Hopi medicine people, the Chinese herbalists, even the pioneering doctors of the more modern era such as the seer and psychic prophet Nostradamus of the 1500's who fought the plague while fighting off the Religious Inquisition, never asked for money for healing people.

Nowhere does the Bible talk of Jesus charging for medical miracles. What does that say about the current state of medical practices in America?

The Hippocratic Oath is an oath historically taken by doctors swearing to practice medicine ethically. We should take a look at the original oath written in the classic days of the Ancient Greek Empire. Little is known about who wrote it or first used it, but it appears to be more strongly influenced by followers of Pythagoras than Hippocrates and is often estimated to have been written in the 5th or 4th century B.C.E.

In this oath medical doctors swore to use every effort possible to heal the sick and to use the most ethical practices possible to achieve this. Unnecessary treatment, treatment with potential deadly side effects, even the required 26 vaccinations of modern medicine that inject poison into our children's bodies were condemned. The goal of all medicine was to cure.

The following is a direct quote from the classic Greek Hippocratic Oath:

"If I fulfill this oath and do not violate it, may it be granted to me to enjoy life and art, being honored with fame among all men for all time to come; if I transgress it and swear falsely, may the opposite of all this be my lot."

If medicine were true to the ancient pledge to heal and cure rather than diagnose and treat people most of our current medical practitioners would be out of business or in jail. Health care can never be reformed until the mission and goal of health care is returned to healing and curing and not generating the maximum return on investment. You see, some purposes in life transcend the greed of modern American society and Wall Street. Until we redirect our emphasis to healing and provide incentives for healing we are players in the greatest hypocrisy in history, the selling out of the gift of healing.


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