Healthcare Costs – The FIX!

Ann Coulter recently wrote an article in which she claims that malpractice insurance and claims are the primary driver’s of our sky-rocketing healthcare costs… Really?  Because actually, the numbers bely this claim. Malpractice insurance rates typically run between $5000 and $30,000 depending on the medical practice, orthopedics on the high end, and GP’s on the low end which coincides with their revenue generation. Many states now have caps on economic hardship payouts, and the average claim is now about $190,000 with approximately 18,000 claims per year. The numbers don’t support the claim.

So what are the reasons? Why have we spiraled completely out of control?

Numerous factors enter. 1) Over treating is a significant culprit. Over treating and over – prescribing generate additional revenue for the physician, the hospital, the blood work, the radiologist, the nurse, the reader of scans, etc… until soon, a simple exam that should have been $35 is $3500 when everyone gets their fair share.

Moreover, these treatments can be controlled by you and I by just saying – no. It’s kind of like how many guys are needed to screw in a light bulb scenario? Because in the medical field, the answer might be three to ten – depending on how tight you want the bulb.

For example, even a simple blood work panel requires the clinic, the lab, and your physician to be paid in order to be told – everything looks normal. Or how about the ‘follow-up’ visit when you have no issues after a procedure?   Why am I required to have my eyes checked annually when they haven’t changed in twenty five years?

Why does the hospital or clinic charge $100 for a single pill that sells for $1 at Walgreens?   Why do children have to get a chicken pox vaccine when it’s not life threatening and most everyone over the age of 20 got through it just fine? My grandbaby just got two doses of the flu vaccine at seven months?   What??   One surgery can wrack up twenty different bills?

When comparing the cost of procedures in the US verses just about anywhere else, the US is considerably higher. A part of that account is due to a US phenomena; fee for service which encourages the multi- layering of services and the ten guys/gals to administer an injection. Other countries mitigate this through a ‘flat rate’ system, one fee, one bill, end of discussion. Much like a flat rate tax system – no pain.

By contrast, Rand Paul’s overhaul claims that if individuals are allowed to create associations, this would drive down healthcare costs and eliminate the pre-existing issue. Unfortunately, this is only half true.

There already are associations, Medi-Share is one of the largest that is accepted as a substitute for Obamacare, although it is not labeled ‘insurance’. While premiums are significantly lower, their pre-existing mandate is three years. Any medical issue within the past three years is not covered.

What this reveals is that sick people are the cause of increased rates. Medi-Share encourages health – not sickness and not unnecessary medications or procedures. Because they are Christian they also have in place caveats, they don’t cover abortions or related medical expenses, alcoholism, drug treatment, rehab, etc…   This particular association is only for Christians, any association can create their own mandates. But nobody else is even attempting this route despite the fact that it is available!

Medi-Share has proven that it works. Insurance premiums are roughly half and deductibles are roughly a fourth of traditional maximum out of pocket dollars charged by traditional insurance companies.

So, now you are left with the pre-existing population, training doctors to heal instead of medicate, and weaning patients off of unnecessary procedures could radically diminish these costs. For example diabetes, a growing epidemic, can be suppressed with health changes, dietary changes, exercise changes – all of which Medi-Share addresses. Going to the doctor for a simple cold or flu. Or the now 120+ vaccines that children under the age of 18 are required to get despite most of these diseases being non-existent for decades.

Diptheria. Infants in the US are routinely vaccinated for this despite the fact that the actual number of cases per year over the last 30 years is 2.   The number of tetanus cases is roughly 50 per year, mostly in old people – but we still vaccinate babies. We give infants Hep A vaccine routinely. Why? Who is at risk for Hep A? Gay men, drug users, people with hemophilia, people that work with primates, and people traveling to at risk countries…   Hep B? Who is at risk? People with chronic kidney disease, people with HIV, gay men, drug users sharing needles, sexually active people…

Infants? The CDC recommends that ALL children between 12 months and 23 months get Hep A vaccine and ALL infants get Hep B. Driving ever upward – Health Care Costs!

An ever smaller percent of the population would then make up this remaining category needing traditional health insurance; those with cancer, back, knee and hip surgeries, heart disease, etc…   Creating a flat rate fee could alleviate the costs associated with this group of people.

In the end, redesigning a hugely failed system with the Lindsey-Graham system, doesn’t really fix anything, it just sort of jumbles up the same mess and creates new labels that effectively do not change the core structure of what drives costs.

CUBA: Diplomats Health a Vaccine Reaction?

American Diplomats in Cuba are symptomatic with brain swelling, brain damage, vertigo, hearing loss, and fever. While the US has made accusations against the Cuban government including the use of a sonic device, however that seems rather unlikely in that there would be other victims and not just the Diplomats. Therefore the weapon must be more specific, more targeted…

When traveling to Cuba, there are a host of vaccines that are required including updates for MMR – mumps, measles, and rubella.

The symptoms described by the US government parallel those of the “Measles”. Could a bad batch of vaccines be the culprit, and the Cuban government has absolutely no collusion?

Very likely.

The Measles vaccine contains ‘live virus’ ingredients, adults born after 1057 and traveling internationally are advised to get the adult version of the Measles vaccine. Pharmaceuticals have botched vaccines on numerous occasions, and this could very well answer why US Diplomats seemingly are the target – because the vaccination was administered in the US… One of Merck’s Measles vaccine on the market in 2006 was pulled, discontinued. They introduced a new one in 2014 and another in 2015.

Why? Because the previous ones were either ineffective, or contained ingredients that proved more harmful than the disease they were preventing. Or the efficacy rate. For example, the Malaria vaccine requires four painful boosters and claims an efficacy rate of 25-50%. Which means the efficacy is likely considerably lower outside of the manufacturer’s claim. The flu vaccine is worse with a 10-60% efficacy rate – as in hit or miss…

What we may be witnessing in Cuba has absolutely nothing to do with a government conspiracy, and everything to do with a botched vaccine that is now causing the symptoms of Measles to erupt on otherwise healthy Diplomats.

Opioid Addiction – Big Pharma Profits

Opioids. The epidemic began when? Under whose watch? Under what guise?   They cut deals, dealt openly, took kickbacks and lucrative add-ons all at the behest of their Master who created the newest pyramid scheme, the dealers themselves; Big Pharm, the Insurance Industry and Doctors.   The street pimps? They were small potatoes compared to the real money – $$$$$$$$$$$$$ billions.

If you want to blame a President, then go back to the beginning, when the push became one of the biggest scams in history. 1998.

Pharma needs a continual epidemic in order to survive. Insurance is willing to play as long as the Opioids don’t create lawsuits, and the doctors, well they just want a piece of the action.

Last year I had back surgery for a herniated disc. After the surgery I felt great, and given I get side effects from narcotics, I opted to not take any. But the hospital went into a tizzy claiming I was ‘required’ to not only take them during my stay, but also I was ‘required’ to fill a prescription for home before they would release me! We argued. I spit out the pills into my hand feeling much like I was a character in One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest, and the prescription fill sat in my kitchen until this ‘unnamed’ person chose to lay claim to the drug and empty the bottle…

SO who was President in 1998?   Billy. And where was Soros?   He was fighting a slew of accusations claiming he was a co-conspirator in the Hillary Haiti scam, and fussing up to having actually participated in looting with the Nazi’s, and battling the new media which no longer portrayed him as the angelic philanthropist.

It was the beginning of a long thought out chess game in which the sheep would be slaughtered by drugs, led astray in education with the rewriting of history, and immorality was considered normal and embraced.

Opioids have been an epidemic for 20+ years, and the media is crying for Trump to solve this heinous crime.   Really??  But who are the perpetrators, the instigators who profited handsomely – Big Pharm, the Insurance Industry, and doctors who no longer ‘cured anything’ but instead prescribed massive doping drugs to mask the true devastation of disease, and thus create – addiction.

This addiction having reached massive proportions, Big Pharma will be called on to find a new drug to cure the addiction their Opioids created, and a new and ever more massive scam will pervade.   Drugs to cure the side effects of drugs to cure the side effect of – drugs.  But wait, Obama already approved a new and improved – old drug – to cure the catastrophe created by the other ‘old drug’.

So, how many drugs does it take to support an industry that needs to make $450 billion per year just to meet last year’s quota? How many people are employed by Big Pharma? A million? More?   And with the newest addition, Biotech, the stakes are massively higher. Think a President can even dent that equation? Or add to it? This is far beyond the scope of a President.

During Hillary’s campaign, she took in over $336,000 from Big Pharma, more than any other candidate. Donald Trump? $1,010. No missing zeroes.

By 2008, when Bush was President, drug overdose deaths were nearly matching those of deaths from vehicular accidents which is considered “the leading cause of injury related death in the US”. By 2016, when Obama was President, Opioid deaths had nearly doubled with Maryland, Maine, Delaware and Connecticut, leading the pack. What did Obama do? He had the FDA approve a new drug that Big Pharma could freely market, Probuphine. It is administered via an ‘implant’ that releases a continuous flow into the bloodstream. It is an opioid. Side effects are possible, infection from the surgical implantation, and dependency or death may occur.

While in tablet or pill form Probuphine has the same efficacy as Methadone and has been in existence since 1981, the implant version was just approved and studies have yet to determine comparative results.

The bottom line;  giving a drug to stop the use of another drug does nothing to mitigate the problem and only ramps up the profit margin of the problem, i.e., Big Pharma, the Insurance Industry and Doctors.   Can Trump change this cycle? I doubt it. This is a well instilled logic and rational which has helped to drive up medical costs, insurance rates, and hospital bills to the point of no return.   And Big Pharma isn’t about to take a hit.

Comedians Want Free Speech?

Bill Maher, Kathy Griffin, and a host of other ‘comedians’ believe they should be given special privileges to offend, malign, and slander. But of course, those privileges should not extend to anyone else. Why? Because they are elitist. They are ‘special’.   Because they ‘deserve’ to be immune. Kathy Griffin came out publically after berating the President, maligning him, and then implying she was ISIS beheading him, and cried because Trump was a bully…

So how would this notion of entitlement play out?

I imagine we would suddenly have a plethora of people claiming they are comedians when charged with lible and slander in court. “It was a joke…” Much like the ‘Twinkie Defense”. The Twinkie made me do it.   Now it would be “Can’t you take a joke?” Everyone jokes a bit, does that mean everyone is really a comedian?

According to various sources, the definition of comedian is: “A person who makes people laugh by telling jokes and acting foolish for an audience.” Charlie Chaplin was an amazing comedian. Then there was Abbott and Costello, Sid Caesar, Dom DeLuise, and thousands more. What made them funny was not how they maligned and slandered other people, but how they made their own character the brunt of comedy.

Comedy was about making fun of one self.

I’m not sure when it became a gun show with everyone else the target, but too often that comes across as simply arrogant and petty.   I have walked out on a few supposed comedians because they were all about pointing a finger, all about look at that stupid person, instead of poking fun at their own errs in life.

It is actually the same in church. When a Preacher starts by pointing a finger and railing on about how sinful the congregation is, people start to shift, lose focus, and their thoughts will typically go to – “Well you are too…”   By contrast, when a Preacher creates his sermon around his own perils and hiccups, people are more likely to relate and take a deeper look into themselves.  It is reflective instead of accusatory.

This bizarre entitlement of speech is highlighted in many liberal newspapers as well. The Washington Post and New York Times went so far as to create tag lines claiming they were the Truth, they were the only source for real Truth. And yet, their Headlines are riddled with defaming our President. That’s not Truth, that is defamatory.  Finding an article that is positive, or unbiased, – ever – is like “Where’s Waldo”. There might be one, but it takes a lot of detailed eyes to find it within the plethora of look-alikes.

Another notable advocate of free speech is Reza Aslan who was recently fired from CNN for his Twitter tirades in which he liberally defamed and cussed various politicians and Trump.

While The Freedom of Speech is a Constitutional right, there are limitations that seem to be ignored, including :

“Libel,  slander, obscenity, pornography, sedition, incitement, fighting words, classified information, copyright violation, trade secrets, non-disclosure agreements, right to privacy, right to be forgotten, public security and perjury.”

Fighting Words? The legal definition has morphed since it was first introduced making cuss words permissible. Incitement? I imagine holding a decapitated head of our President is most definitely a form of incitement… I imagine demanding someone be ‘raped’ or ‘shot’ is most definitely a form of incitement and clearly crosses the line of legality – but also ethics and morality.

Bottom line. Many in society seem to have lost the concept of integrity, defined as having strong moral values and honesty. Everyone believes they are honest, but moral values are bit more subjective. So I thought I’d see how the New York Times might see this.

According to an article published in 2015 by The New York Times, morality is subject to relativism and cultural differences. Which basically means that it is completely up for grabs and there are little, or few, absolutes.

In essence, society has broken down into an ‘anything goes’ without boundaries of ethics, moralities or even legal absolutes. And in that mantra, entitlement abounds.  And so we are left with a bizarre concept that comedians be given special rights to malign, slander and incite hatred…, newspapers be allowed to malign and incite hatred, and boundaries are simply a puritan ideology of the past.

McCain The Leaker?

McCain leaked The Dossier.  That leak proved to be a proverbial flood – of fake information.  Could McCain, the well-known Soros apprentice, be the common denominator leaking once again to the Washington Post and New York Times?  Lest we forget, it was McCain who ‘gave’ the faked Trump dossier to Comey and suddenly its all over the media.

The actors are all the same.

Now we have a ‘leaked memo’ that has yet to surface being cited as proof positive by the same media, McCain loudly proclaiming that Trump is bringing down the entire GOP because of ‘his antics’, instead of noting from wence the antics came – McCain?

This bears a remarkable likeness to the previous faked ‘memo’s’.  All we need is for Lindsey Graham to venture into the caldron and we have an exact replica – as in deja vous.

Of course, McCain does what his Master Soros tells him to do, and the media is blaming Trump for the antics, just like they did when violent protesters created havoc and we discovered they were paid for by Soros.  The blame machine is in full swing, and the bait has been taken – even by Republicans too scared and too wimpy to have the integrity to act with dignity.

HEALTHCARE ADMIN – An absurd Cost

Senators are stumped as to how to lower healthcare costs. They seemingly have no idea why, what, how or when it all spiraled out of control. These elected officials just can’t seem to figure it out. Why? Because they are afraid. Mice of men.

Doctors are not reaping the benefits. Nurses are most definitely not reaping the benefits. So why are the costs so exponential? Administration.

As of 2012, it was estimated that the US spends $361 billion on Healthcare administration.   When Obamacare went into effect major health insurers scrambled to create hundreds of different plans, each unique in their billing, services, and costs. Each requiring substantially more administrative duties, billing, and modeling. The cost to implement these scramble plans created a spiraling market that was soon out of control.

Once upon a time, when a person bought a plan, there were two available – major medical catastrophic, and full coverage. Today we have Platinum, Gold, silver, bronze, copper and toilet water. And within each of those categories is a whole multitude of options designed to supposedly meet a plethora of needs. There was no “max-out-of-pocket”, a deductible was $500 or $0, and billing was pretty straight forward.

If you want to lower costs, standardize – again. It worked and we broke it.

Too often, analysts attempt to align administrative costs with a single payer system, utilizing Canada’s state run healthcare as an example. The obvious problem with such a notion is the fact that Canada’s healthcare system is now in such a shambles, their government pays for Canadians to come to the US for treatment.

The move to socialized medicine has been the go-to answer for years despite the overwhelming proof that it is an abject failure.

When comparing the medical costs of the 1960’s to today, Politifact asserts that the out of pocket costs for those who had no insurance was a whopping $938 or $7000 in today’s dollars. Which would compare to the average “out-of-pocket” deductible all plans have today. The difference is – everyone pays instead of just the minority uninsured.

It also does not factor in the increased cost of premiums which now can range upwards of $20,000 annually for a family. That represents about 38% of the average family income in the US. Tack on the max-out-of-pocket and the percentage climbs to 57%.

The entire point of Obamacare was to make Socialized medicine appear to be so cost effective by comparison, everyone would clamber onboard! And the US would be one step closer to a Socialized nation as a whole just like the success we see in such countries as Venezuela.   Or Poland in the 1980’s. Or Cuba. Or France where the burden of immigrants has completely unraveled the system.

Oddly, when supporting the new and improved healthcare system, the elderly are frequently cited as their health fails and they can’t afford to visit the doctor or buy medication.   But medicare is deducted from wages, we already pay for that! So why is that even an issue? Maybe it’s the mismanagement of those funds. Or maybe it’s the – administrative costs associated with those funds?

In either case, it doesn’t relate to the topic of healthcare insurance which is a completely separate entity. It’s like saying we need to revamp the auto insurance industry because of airplanes… they both use gas.

It should also be pointed out that standardized healthcare insurance does not mean ‘standardized healthcare’. Between 1970 and 2009, healthcare administrators rose by about 3200% whereas the number of doctors remained relatively constant, rising about 100%. That equates to a rise of 32 administrators for every doctor.

All those administrators need to be paid, and The People are left to carry the load.    

Quick math: if the increase in hospital administrators is 32 per doctor, and the average salary is roughly $65000, that would equate to an increase of $2,080,000 per doctor. Given there are about 1,050,000 doctors in the US, that would equate to an awfully big number that patients and health insurance payers have to absorb.   Over $2 trillion per year.

Before Admin’s get in a tizzy, this does not mean we don’t need you, it simply means an increase of 32 per doctor is – well – Absurd.

Planned Parenthood Exposed?

Tucker Carlson recently interviewed the EVP of Planned Parenthood in what he surmised was a waste of time, and I would agree. But something was missed. While we continue to focus on the fact that Planned Parenthood performs over 330,000 abortions per year in the US, what is equally important is that they use US taxpayer funds to perform abortions in; Sub-Sahara Africa, Central America and the Caribbean, and South America.

In fact, according to their 2015-990 Form, about $12 million was spent outside of the US, $300,000 in Canada, and $9 million was spent on ‘Investments’ in Central America and the Caribbean. Total grants to Domestic affiliates amounted to $61 million. Payroll internally amounted to about $58 million, consulting fees including legal and accounting amounted to about $34 million, IT was $10 million, Office $13 million, and travel and conferences amounted to about $10 million.

That means, of their $218.184 functional internal expenses, about $70 million was disbursed to their subsidiaries including US and worldwide abortions, entailing more salaries, consultants and expenses, leaving a 68% cost to cover Administration of Planned Parenthood central.

Even worse: Again, taking into account they are a non-profit, their ending Cash amounted to about $113.6 million and Traded Security Investments were $238 million! For an organization that claims their main concern is the welfare of women, they seem to horde an awful lot of liquidity.

According to an infectious disease expert at the University of California, Planned Parenthood sells various STD test kits via their App at a cost 10 times what the test would cost at a public clinic and 20 times the cost of a federal clinic. Federal Clinics are already available for: the homeless, underserved area populations, migrants, and public housing residents. They have been around since 1991 and have 6000 sites scattered around the US. In addition, general health tests and services are available at Universities…

Seems Planned Parenthood is simply a tool for creating salaries, wages and expenses for services that are already available for those who have no money or access to healthcare…

They paid about $7.6 million in fees and $7.5 million of expenses to raise $64 million from donors. But for a non-profit, their assets and spending habits are a bit interesting:

They sold a ‘condo’ which they claim was their NY office space for $69.6 million!  Nice Digs.

While they are affiliated with and control a number of Trusts as well as a C Corporation, they also control a number of tax exempt organizations, including three engaged in political activities, an Obamacare canvassing group, an advocacy group and an ‘Anonymous’ real estate LLC, whose name is “434W33CHC, LLC”.  Why would they require anonymity?

According to Lifetime News, Planned Parenthood had committed to performing over 273,000 abortions in specific African regions by 2015. With the media lavishing over the Zika Virus, Planned Parenthood immediately stepped in and cried for abortions on demand in Brazil, El Salvador, and elsewhere throughout the Central and southern regions of South America, Haiti, and the Caribbean with the help of the UN.

According to Planned Parenthoods website, they charge about $1500 per abortion ‘often less’. At the $1500 cost * 332,000 abortions, that would amount to revenue of $498 million. Let’s discount the cost to an average of say $1000. That would amount to annual revenue of $332 million.

They claim that most of their work is in healthcare and STD testing performing over 2 million per year with an average cost of $30 for outside lab and about $25 to Planned Parenthood. The revenue for that would amount to $50 million.

So which procedure is more profitable?

And lastly, it should be noted that Planned Parenthood prepares its own financials and tax forms internally – then sends them to an outside accountant for ‘review’, not audit.

Middlebury Riots – a generation of daycare children?

Watching the latest Middlebury riots, the level of violence in our youth seems to have reached levels of entitlement without consequence. And this unruly behavior is rooted – at home – with parents. It is the parental responsibility to teach values and ethics to their children beginning in the home – so that they understand it is not tolerated, not permitted, and will have consequences. Unfortunately, it would seem that consequences in the home – in the schools – and now in the universities is non-existent.

Why?

Perhaps the correlation is that more and more our kids are not raised by parents, instead they are raised by institutions, as in DayCares. Not unlike the State raising children without moral boundaries, love, discipline, or virtue.

According to The National Center for Education Statistics, just 13% of children in the US get home-based relative care. This doesn’t mean a parent, it simply defers to ‘any relative’.

Twenty five years ago when daycares shifted from the helping hand to the prime parent, psychologists insisted there would be no ramifications. Instead they sought to encourage this altered state of the Family. They promoted daycares as a good, healthy, social environment. And they derided the home based mother as repugnant for holding their child back from an opportunity!

It’s much like Dr. Spock who decried that actually embracing or kissing your child could lead them into becoming a clingy cry=baby ninny. Or when our esteemed government told mother’s that formula was far superior to breast milk – and an entire generation was raised without antibodies to fight diseases.

We are now forced to live the consequence of this very stupid psychological mumbojumbo MESS.

New studies show that:

1) Children who attend daycare centers tend to exhibit more behavioral problems

2) Age of entry and quantity of time spent in daycare are directly correlated responses to the problem behavior

3) Children who spend more time in daycare more likely to exhinit negative behavior

4) Children in daycare during infancy linked to lower cognitive scores.

5) Extensive daycare experience associated with insecure attachment to mothers.

6) Parents who put their children in daycare are less likely to discipline and provide parental guidance to their children

7) Daycare children were more likely to have academic school problems, health problems as well as advanced behavioral problems.

OOPS! I guess all those expert psychologists from 25 years ago were all dead WRONG.

Further studies have shown that there is also greater inability to engage in a relationship. The new generation doesn’t want kids. They don’t want a family. Their entire world is conceived of self.   Another fabulous concept ingrained by the psychology kingdom. Self books, self need, self desire, pay attention to self, self is everything – until those selves become infatuated with nothing else.  It is an addiction – self absorption.

Daycare was not created to replace mom and dad, it was created to assist single mothers who needed to get off welfare and train in some employment capacity. But the media led us to believe that if the wealthy could have nannies, daycare was the middle class nanny so that moms could tend to ‘self’.

Growing up in a daycare is really not much different than growing up in an orphanage. Twelve hours each day under state rule, only to be taken home by a weary, exhausted mom who just wants to put their child to bed.  I remember when I had my daycare center and moms petitioned for me to have weekend overnights at the center for their children so they could go to bars, and parties and such…   I didn’t.

So if you want to know why these ‘children’ are now rioting at Berkeley, Ferguson, Middlebury, etc…, they have no discipline structure – and the Universities are so afraid they might lose money over disciplinary action, they fall further into an existential trap.

Odd Segway: Remember how the entitlers strove to shut down Ivanka Trump’s clothing line causing many department stores to pull her line? The retailers acted out of fear and succumbed to the bully tactics. But the result has been that her line is doing famously! And in the end, the retailers have lost sales , lost income, and lost respect as the majority spoke.

Imagine what support a university might find if the conservatives discovered that the school actually had values and consequences, and bullying, violent, bratty children – were no longer tolerated?

Cancer and Diseases Rising in Young Adults!

Articles are suddenly sprouting about the rise in rates of colon and rectal cancer among our youth. The reason?  Diet and Environment. Which translates to the same place – chemicals/pesticides that leach into our food and our environment that are known toxins and yet still widely used.

There are 40 known cancer causing toxins being used in our school classrooms each and every day! They are associated with Kidney and Liver damage, birth defects, neurotoxicity, thyroid disruption, reproductive disruption and just – Cancer.

Do you think there is a connection?

Do you think there is any chance anything will be done?

While our esteemed FDA an d EPA are miffed that all their hard work in nationalizing our food and water and land they forgot about the real tragic pollutants that are decimating our youth.

There is a solution – Homeschool and Organic. But the vast majority of our population refuse to consider those options, and so they demand more vaccines, more prescription meds, instead of actually considering the death march that is assaulting us.

The pesticides are sold as household products to kill insects, weeds, crab grass, etc.., they are used on golf courses, in wood veneers, mosquito control, mold, algae, and used in the production of lettuce, alfalfa, hay, rhubarb, endive, berries, artichokes, legumes, Christmas trees, potatoes, and stone fruits (peaches, plums, apricots, nectarines).

For me that’s a big part of my diet. And for young people who think they are eating healthily, they are instead being poisoned.

But it doesn’t even stop there. BPA which came on the market in the 1950’s is used in plastic bottles, the lining of cans, plastic wrap and cashier sheets. The EPA says it is perfectly safe for humans … except it is banned from all baby products. In my world, babies are humans and if it isn’t good for them – it isn’t good for anyone!

Of course, not to be left high and dry, manufacturers created a substitute for BPA, BPS. But BPS is apparently just as harmful, affecting the hormonal and endocrine system and crossing from mother to baby via the placenta decreasing pre-birth growth.

According to The American Cancer Society, people born in 1990 have double the risk of contracting rectal cancer than people born in 1950 had during their 20’s and 30’s. While the rate of colon cancer has declined in recent years, the decline is not because the disease is less likely, it is because of early detections due to screening. But young people aren’t screened, so their rates have steadily climbed and are suggested to continue that trend.

In fact, nearly all cancers are rising, a footprint that can find it’s love-matc in the more and more expansive use of chemicals – pesticides and – herbicides leaching into our food, water and air.

When monitoring and evaluating a particular pesticide, a critical factor that the EPA does not consider is the effect of ’40 CHEMCIALS’.   One chemical may be deemed low, but add 39 more that are varied from low to high and you have a veritable Molotov cocktail!

It seems a natural consideration, but then the EPA is not a natural defender of humans, instead they have become a proponent of chemical manufacturers. Monsanto and Bayer and DOW and DuPont and Syngenta are the groomers.

And in a perfectly corrupt world, they would be working in collusion with the big pharma giants as one creates the disease and the other creates a drug for the disease… But no one considers a – cure.

NHS vs Obamacare… lose, lose

While the White House is tackling our bloated Healthcare system, comparisons are typically made to various EU Socialist countries, Socialist Canada, and Australia. Thinking a bit outside of the box, what if the problem was tackled from infancy, instead of middle age?

In other words, what if Medical Education was the port needing the overhaul?

In China and Russia, medical education is heavily subsidized costing about $3000 to $6000 per year. As a result, China has a growing population of doctors from inside as well as outside who can then not be laden with such astronomical debt, the care cost must be proportionate to their debt.

Because of the influx of students from around the world, China resolved to teach their students in ‘English’! A universal language!

In the US the incentivizing is based on making people sicker and more addicted to medication, so as to artificially increase earnings.   A more rational approach would be to revert to ages ago when the incentive was based on cure rates instead.

Hospitals in the US are a verifiable mess. If health insurance is a Federally mandated and subsidized institution, then there should be no ‘out-of-network’ at all, because the Federal Network is the United States.

Secondly, Administrative costs in the US are higher than any other country. Why? Salaries and coding are the predominant factors. Coding is ridiculously complex because each insurer has their own coding, and each plan within each insurer has a separate coding. This implies that each plan charges a different amount for the same service.  And today, there are hundreds of plans within each insurer.

It wasn’t that long ago that when you were insured by Kaiser, that WAS the plan. Now you are required to pick out of a candy shop assortment. While the insurers believe this will save them money, it ramps up administrative costs disproportionately.

Salaries? The Executive list is pretty daunting; CEO, COO, CMO, CFO, CIO, PCE, NSE, MCE, HRE, PSE, SSE, ACE, FE, LSE and ME. Whew!   Of course each of these executives have a staff to manage as well. Then come the doctors, specialists, nurses, PPA’s, Imaging, etc… etc… etc…

The CEO salaries range from about $600,000 to over $10million. A good place to start draining the swamp.

The Socialist methodology is not only failing, it has proven to be dangerous as well. In the UK, the NHS, government sponsored healthcare program has been in a death spiral for over a decade. Private insurers came alive but they were an added cost so they only benefited the wealthy.

Today, hundreds of thousands are protesting the proposed privatization of the UK health system. It is a definitive conundrum as organizers protest that privatization will increase costs… but of course deficient costs are what caused the spiral of the Socialist policy in the first place. In addition, the protestors blame the government for mismanaging the healthcare system – while simultaneously demanding that the government manage the healthcare system…

You can’t have it both ways – but that would seem to mirror our own political climate in the US.

And while the Singapore system is hailed as one of the world’s best, it is not without it’s own set of woe-oh-my-goshes. Apparently they had to institute a Safe Hospital Campaign with armed guards because relatives of patients were storming hospitals and killing the doctors for not saving their relation and demanding their ‘bribe’ money be returned. In 2012, assaults on doctors averaged over 27 per hospital per year. And a survey of 316 hospitals revealed that 40% of the staff planned to quit as a result of the violence.

In Sweden, wait times can be upwards of two years… with many residents traveling to France and Germany for their care. In the UK they went to India. With the influx of migrants and diseases, the pressure on hospitals in these countries is set to split at the seams.

Providing free care to a million+ refugees, well, someone has to pay, because in real life – nothing is free.  Diseases being tagged?  Syphilis, gonorrhea, TB, leprosy, polio, measles, mumps, scabies, hepatitis, cholera, malaria, etc…  And while our dutiful ‘Snopes’ says no way – the CDC says otherwise.