“Medicare for All” will be in even bigger disaster than the present Medicare system, which will be flat broke in ten years. From Doug Casey at internationalman.com:
International Man: Medical-care spending in the United States is more than double that of any other developed country. The extra spending doesn’t amount to better quality care or a healthier American population.
What’s your take on the US system as a whole?
Doug Casey: It’s full of problems. And they’re likely to get worse.
First of all, it’s highly politicized. Almost nothing can be done without government approval. It’s becoming more and more like your local DMV.
The system revolves around the FDA. In theory, it should protect the consumer, but in fact it does the opposite. The FDA should be renamed the Federal Death Authority, because it kills more people every year than the Defense Department does in a typical decade.
Why do I say that? For one thing, it takes 10 years for a new drug to be approved, and it averages not just $1 billion dollars, but now more than $2 billion for the typical drug to be approved—and only very few are ever approved. That’s because there’s only a minimal risk to the FDA in not approving them but a huge risk that they’ll be embarrassed if something goes wrong with one that is approved.
US life expectancies have declined for three straight years. Why? From Robert Bridge at strategic-culture.org:
Following decades of increased life expectancy rates, Americans have been dying earlier for three consecutive years since 2014, turning the elusive quest for the ‘American Dream’ into a real-life nightmare for many. Corporate America must accept some portion of the blame for the looming disaster.
Something is killing Americans and researchers have yet to find the culprit. But we can risk some intuitive guesses.
According to researchers from the Center on Society and Health, Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine, American life expectancy has not kept pace with that of other wealthy countries and is now in fact decreasing.
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We know why modern medicine is averse to vitamin therapies: there’s no money in it. From Bill Sardi at lewrockwell.com:
While modern medicine casts a blind eye towards vitamin therapy and even exhibits open disdain for health practitioners and patients who incorporate vitamins into daily health regimens, it now appears a half-million Americans are losing their lives to a mortal bloodstream infection called sepsis that is induced by a deficiency of vitamin C.
After three decades, and more than one-hundred failed clinical trials of synthetic drugs to quell the most common cause of death in American hospitals, modern medicine is dragging its feet over what has now been demonstrated to be obvious — intravenous vitamin C demonstrably reduces death from sepsis. Sepsis patients are being brought back from the precipice of death, enough to make ICU nurses cry tears of joy. But medical overseers have attempted to obscure this fact.
Here is what modern medicine did to quash the compelling though preliminary data showing vitamin C saves lives of sepsis patients.
A prominent columnist and a Hollywood actor speak up for the freedom to questions and study vaccine safety and effectiveness. From Mike Adams at naturalnews.com:
You may have noticed over the last couple of years that many so-called “conservative” publishers have gone all in with the CDC and the vaccine propaganda industry. The Daily Caller, for example, has been caught pushing measles vaccine propaganda. Many other conservatives such as Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity — who otherwise achieve outstanding work in the world of politics — flatly avoid the topic of vaccines, even as they position themselves as advocates of personal freedom and informed consent.
But Michelle Malkin is rising above them all and taking a stand for “the freedom to question vaccines.” In her WND.com article on this topic, she praises Hollywood actor Rob Schneider, who remains one of the very few courageous individuals countering vaccine industry propaganda and fake science. In an age of extreme demands for obedience and conformity across all topics — hating Trump, loving vaccines, promoting transgenders in the Olympics, etc. — both Schneider and Malkin demonstrate the independent thinking qualities that are essential for a functioning, sustainable civilization.
On controversial subjects like vaccinations, Facebook only wants to hear from “Authoritative Sources,” and we all know who they are. From Mike Adams at naturalnews.com:
(Natural News) Just as we warned would happen, the tech giants are now moving aggressively to ban all speech that contradicts whatever “official” position is decided to be “the truth” by the corrupt establishment. This week, Facebook announced it would block all content on Facebook that questions the official dogma on vaccines, which falsely insists that vaccines have never harmed anyone (a hilarious lie), that vaccines contain only safe ingredients (a blatant deception) and that vaccines always work on everyone (another laughable lie).
Facebook is achieving this by labeling vaccine awareness information “misinformation” or “hoaxes.” At the top of the list is the assertion that vaccines are linked to autism — something that even the CDC’s own top whistleblower scientist reveals to be true, yet the vaccine industry claims it’s all a hoax (in order to cover of the crimes of medical violence against children that are being committed by the vaccine pushers).
Transgender people are a tiny fraction of the population, but all of sudden they seem to be everywhere. They’ve gone from being considered freaks to quite mainstream. As this article makes clear, many parents don’t get upset when their children are exposed to transgender propaganda at school, or even when they express a desire to change gender. From Robert Bridges at strategic-culture.org:
How many people remember the days when the purpose of television commercials was to sell audiences some newfangled product they didn’t even realize they needed as opposed to some dangerous agenda? It seems we’re losing those memories fast.
The world of corporate advertising has finally crossed the cultural Rubicon. In a newly released advertisement, yet another major corporation has idolized a lifestyle choice, which, naturally, has absolutely no connection to the traditional nuclear family that has guided Western civilization through thick and thin over two millennia. The controversial ad in question focuses all of its fervid attention not on the product, but rather on promoting transgender attitudes among the impressionable pubescent teen population.
The Zman’s annual physical gives him an opportunity to examine our mess of a health care system. From the Zman at theburningplatform.com:
Yesterday was my annual physical, so I got to experience a little bit of the American health care system. Since I don’t have any maladies, I only experience the system on these annual trips to get inspected. As is always the case, when you are familiar with something, its quirks seem normal. When you are unfamiliar with something, those quirks and contradictions jump out to you. My trip to the doctor is like visiting a strange place for the first time. All the weirdness stands out to me.
The first bit of oddness is the check-in. Last year they started this new process where you answer a survey when you arrive for the appointment. They ask questions about your personal habits that are none of their business. One question was whether you own firearms and why. There’s no reason for the doctor to know this or ask it, but that question was on the survey again this year. A new question was to list the states I had visited in the last year. It is not hard to see where this is going.