Despicable greed by mercenary doctors, crooked hospitals, callous insurance firms and gluttonous pharmaceutical companies is playing havoc with the lives of Americans.
Earlier today, Consumer Reports (a highly-respected non-partisan organization) put out the results of a survey. Folks, the results are very depressing and downright scary.
According to the survey, 28% of Americans told Consumer Reports they’d taken potentially dangerous actions to save money, such as not filling prescriptions, skipping dosages and cutting pills in half without the approval of their doctor.
Greedy American doctors constantly take the easy way out by blaming the legal system for all the ailments of the present system. But that’s not merely a Goebbelsian lie but also an easy cop-out.
Doctors charge as much as $220 for a mere 10-minute examination if you are uninsured. Ironically, if you are insured doctors get far less money from the insurance companies or for that matter from the government for Medicare /Medicaidpatients.
American doctors are the greediest swines on Planet Earth bar none. Let’s not forget a lot of American doctors are from South Asia.
Hispanic Situation Worse
The grim healthcare situation gets worse when it comes to minorities like Hispanics.Â
Consumer Reports found in a separate poll of Hispanic consumers that half of Hispanic Americans are not following through on their doctors’ prescriptions and nearly 3 in 10 had decided against filling a script for cost reasons.
A Genocide at Home
Leading American columnists like Nicholas Kristof of the New York Times often make a big issue about genocide and humanitarian crises in Darfur, Bosnia and elsewhere.Â
The tragedy is that right in America a bigger genocide is happening.
Tis true that traditional definitions of genocide refer mainly to the killing of a race. But the genocide currently under way in America involves the slow, systematic and wilful murder of the uninsured category of people (i.e. the poor millions) under the aegis of an indifferent government (since Congressmen, Senators, the PresidentÂ and members of his Cabinet have access to the best medical care why would they care about the uninsured or underinsured).
And these Kristofs are so busy fighting genocide in Africa and don’t give a flying f**k about this shameful genocide happening right in their own house.
It’s well documented thatÂ 45 million Americans do not have access to healthcare and a total of 75 million are either uninsured or under-insured.
As a recent New York Times story on the uninsured put it:
They borrow leftover prescription drugs from friends, attempt to self-diagnose ailments online, stretch their diabetes and asthma medicines for as long as possible and set their own broken bones. When emergencies strike, they rarely can afford the bills that follow.
America spends more on healthcare per capita yet tens of millions are without basic medical care because a big chunk of the money goes to the quartet of mercenary doctors, crooked hospitals, callous insurance firms and gluttonous pharmaceutical companies.
The costs of medical procedures in the U.S. is beyond disgusting.
God knows how many thousands have died in America because they couldn’t afford healthcare.
How long before we have a healthcare catastrophe in this country brought about because some sick people couldn’t afford the obscenely high cost of treatment.
What must be done, and done right now, is to extend Medicare (now offered to those 65 and above) to all Americans.
But the mercenary pack of doctors, insurance companies, pharmaceutical firms and hospitals is unlikely to allow such a noble bill to pass in Congress, which is more obsessed about the bailout of their cronies on Wall Street.
In the meantime, thousands of Americans will slowly die because they cannot satiate the Demons of Greed (i.e the bloodthirsty pack of doctors, insurance companies, pharmaceutical firms and hospitals).