Medical Tyranny — 17 September 2013
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Why Are Health Care Costs in the USA So High?

John of the VlogBrothers discusses the complicated reasons why the United States spends so much more on health care than any other country in the world, and along the way reveals some surprising information, including that Americans spend more of their tax dollars on public health care than people in Canada, the UK, or Australia. Who’s at fault? Insurance companies? Drug companies? Malpractice lawyers? Hospitals? Or is it more complicated than a simple blame game? (Hint: It’s that one.)

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For a much more thorough examination of health care expenses in America, I recommend this series at The Incidental Economist:
http://theincidentaleconomist.com/wordpress/what-makes-the-us-health-care-system-so-expensive-introduction/
The Commonwealth Fund’s Study of Health Care Prices in the US:
http://www.commonwealthfund.org/~/media/Files/Publications/Issue%20
Brief/2012/May/1595_Squires_explaining_high_hlt_care_spending_intl_brief.pdf

Some of the stats in this video also come from this New York Times story:
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/06/02/health/colonoscopies-explain-why-us-leads-the-world-in-health-expenditures.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0

This is the first part in what will be a periodic series on health care costs and reforms leading up to the introduction of the Affordable Care Act, aka Obamacare, in 2014.

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  1. Dr Joseph Mercola has been exposing the fraudulent activities of the Medical Industrial Complex as well as harmful effects of vaccines, genetically engineered food (GMO) and the deleterious effects of Roundup, suicide of Indian farmers and a variety of other topics that are important for the continuation of the human race.

    Establishment mafia has waged a war on this honest and caring physician who even donated over a million dollars to the campaign against GMOs.

    “Attacks on Health Reporters and Their Readers Are Escalating”

    By Dr. Mercola

    “Truth becomes treason in an empire of lies. Attacks against health web sites like yours truly and others, and our readers—yes, that would be you—are rapidly escalating.

    Thinly veiled threats are issued not just by industry spokespersons (many of whom hide their industry ties from their readers), but also international organizations like UNICEF. It’s become very evident, very quickly, that now more than ever, we need your support to counter the increasingly dirty tactics of these industry players.

    Simply by reporting the scientific evidence—which is published in peer-reviewed journals, mind you—I’ve been labeled as a top “anti-vaccine influencer” for my pro-safety stance on vaccines, and a “media supporter of domestic eco-terrorists” for my reporting on the hazards of Roundup and genetically engineered foods.

    Why Is UNICEF Accusing Health Journalists of Lying?

    A recently published report1 by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) reveals that the organization is tracking “the rise of online pro-vaccine safety sentiments in Central and Eastern Europe,” and has identified the most influential pro-vaccine safety influencers” on the
    web.”

    Read more:

    http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2013/09/18/unicef-attacks-health-advocates.aspx?e_cid=20130918Z1_DNL_art_1&utm_source=dnl&utm_medium=email&utm_content=art1&utm_campaign=20130918Z1

  2. Cancer charities ripping off donors

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rmhb36HHm6c

  3. This IS THE STORY everybody missed and IS a MAJOR factor in the high cost of health care. TAKE A LOOK CLOSE LOOK AT THE MEDICAL SUPPLIES and EQUIPMENT SUPPLY CHAIN, IN PARTICULAR FOCUS ON THE FOLLOWING TWO COMPANIES;
    1. NOVATION
    2. PREMIERE
    These two companies have literally taken over the supply chain, using some really foul schemes to basically force all there competitors out of business, lock hospitals into exclusive
    supply contracts by threatening to, or actually cutting off access to things like replacement parts for expensive equipment if the hospital tried to resist contracting with them. They were able to force manufacturers of the high end equipment into similar exclusive contracts on the distribution side, and strategically and methodically locking hospital after hospital into these agreements, REAL CUT-THROAT SHIT, and they just wiped out hundreds of small and medium sized businesses in the medical supply market. The companies are obviously working together to carry out an agenda, and that is to ensure they control a significant portion
    of the healthcare industry and doing so with an invisible hand. They are the primary reason public hospitals in this country are being forced into bankruptcy and either privatize and re-structure or liquidate assets and close doors, AND ALMOST NOBODY KNOWS ABOUT THEM.
    The companies have had some notable players on their boards, a couple execs from the Carlisle Group, an exec from Warren Buffet’s investment firm, even Jeb Bush. There were a couple of guys that really tried to shed some light on this, there names are Stew Webb and Tom Flocco, I no that they both have web sites, I’m sure at least some of this stuff archived..
    GOOGLE THIS STUFF, IT MAY TAKE A LITTLE MORE EFFORT TO DIG THIS SHIT UP, BUT IT’S NO JOKE, I BARELY SCRATCHED THE SURFACE, THIS GOES DEEP, IT INVOLVES MURDERS OF U.S. ATTORNEY’S AND CORRUPT COURTS etc…

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