A new survey released today by Kaiser Family Foundation offers more depressing health care news – six out of ten respondents said their family has delayed or skipped medical care in the past year due to cost reasons.
The survey finds that the most common actions taken by people because of the cost constraints are substituting home remedies or over-the-counter drugs for doctors visits (42%) and skipping dental care or check ups (36%). In addition, three in ten (29%) did not fill a prescription for medicine and two in ten (18%) cut pills in half or skipped doses.
We think these numbers are gross underestimates. But you do get the picture.
America’s Dirty Little Secret
There’s a dirty little secret in America that no one wants to talk about because it’s so shameful – People are dying all across America every day because of their inability to access affordable healthcare.
You won’t find any surveys or statistics on this horrible phenomenon but the countless deaths of faceless people is the depressing reality that these ostrich elites, with their heads in the sand, pretend is just not happening.
When 50 million Americans don’t have access to healthcare and another 25 million have only limited access to healthcare, there can be only one outcome – people must be quietly dying every day in the ones and twos in the big cities like Los Angeles and New York as well as in smaller places like Gary (Indiana) and Baton Rouge (Louisiana).
Put all these deaths together and you have tens of thousands of lives lost. A dirty secret America refuses to acknowledge.
Don’t let the scoundrels fool you that emergency rooms in American hospitals are bound by law to treat patients. As anyone who’s ever had the unfortunate experience of visiting an emergency room in the U.S. knows, that is utter nonsense.
Even when you have health insurance, America’s emergency rooms are a crazy Orwellian nightmare.
American Doctors – Scumbags
We’ve said this a million times.
American doctors and their accomplices in crime the hospitals, insurance companies and pharmaceutical firms are the greediest swines to walk on this planet and together they deny the most basic right of human beings – the right to live.
America’s scumbag doctors charge the poor more than they charge the rich (who usually have insurance). It’s not uncommon for the uninsured to pay much, much more to doctors and receive much, much less service from these scumbags.
As we’ve said in the past, doctors charge the uninsured as much or $220 or more for a mere 10-minute examination. Any delay in payment of theÂ shylock doctor’s bill leads to damage to the poor patient’s credit history because the unpaid bills are handed over to a collection agency to harass the patients.
Ever heard of an insurance system where they refuse enrolment because you already have some disease like heart problem, diabetes or some other ailment (they call this nonsense denial of coverage forÂ pre-existing conditions).
Worst of all are those so-called non-profit hospitals that are a stain onÂ morality.
God knows what deadly contagious diseases lurk undetected in America because people can’t afford to go to a doctor.
As President Obama starts making attempts to extend healthcare to a wider swathe of the country, resistance is building up and the scumbag trinity of doctors, hospitals and insurance companies are already working behind the scenes to sabotage the reforms.
If health care is not extended to all Americans as a right soon, America will eventually pay a heavy price for this cruel treatment of its citizens when a preventable catastrophic outbreak of a deadly disease occurs.
Here are some Health Care Horror Stories in America:
Getting a Health Policy When Youâ€™re Already Sick
A System from Hell
With Son in Remission, Family Looks for Coverage
Exams of Injured Workers Fuel Mutual Mistrust