WHAT REALLY IS THE CAUSE OF ASTRONOMICAL COSTS IN HEALTHCARE?
“Even patients with so-called "good" employer-provided insurance may face co-payments, co-insurance, deductibles over multiple years and coverage restrictions. The average medical debt for cancer patients with private insurance at the start of their illness was $35,878 in 2005, according to a 2005 Harvard University study of the causes of bankruptcy.
Cancer-care costs are rising at a rate of 15% per year, almost three times as fast as health-care costs overall, and the newest cancer medications cost thousands of dollars per month.”
AND THIS IS JUST “AT THE START”. FROM THE SAME ARTICLE:
“In 2007, doctors discovered breast cancer in then-47-year-old Roseanne Nabhan. The Portage, Ind., woman underwent 28 weeks of radiation therapy and a lumpectomy to remove the malignant tumor and today she is free of her cancer -- but not her medical bills.
“Of about $60,000 in total costs, her insurance, a catastrophic-coverage individual plan, only paid $3,500. "I spoke to everyone at the radiation center and was really upset," Nabhan said. "I told them I'm a waitress/bartender who earns $18,000 a year, what can I do? I can't hand over my entire income."’
HERE IS AN ALTERNATIVE SOLUTION:
ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE. MAYBE IT IS TIME TO REALLY CHANGE THE SYSTEM. SO FAR, ALL ANYONE IN THE GOVERNMENT HAS DONE IS TINKER WITH THE SAME OLD MEDICAL MACHINE, TRYING TO GET MORE MILEAGE OUT OF A POLLUTING, DIRTY ENGINE THAT IS INEFFICIENT AND INEFFECTIVE.
WHAT WE NEED IS, TO ALLOW OTHER MORE INNOVATIVE MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES TO HAVE AN HONEST CHANCE TO COMPETE. SO FAR, THE FDA, THE AMA AND OTHER VESTED INTERESTS HAVE MANAGED TO SUPPRESS ALL EFFECTIVE NEW MEDICAL THERAPIES IN THIS COUNTRY. SOME COUNTRIES LIKE GERMANY, WHILE NOT ENDORSING NEW AND EXPERIMENTAL MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES, STILL ALLOW THESE TO BE USED IF THE TREATING PHYSICIAN SO CHOOSES, E.G. OZONE, RIFE, ETC.
“Insurers generally cover IV treatments upfront, but oral agents, which cost $5,000-$6,000 per month, fall under prescription benefits which some policies dictate that the patient pay the pharmacy and wait for reimbursement.”
DOES INSURANCE REALLY COVER THE COSTS? CAN IT CONTINUE TO DO SO IF WE STRAIN AN ALREADY FALTERING SYSTEM? AND WHAT OF THE SIDE EFFECTS AND THE DAMAGE THAT THE CURRENT INVASIVE AND DESTRUCTIVE THERAPIES PRODUCE? MANY ALTERNATIVE THERAPIES LIKE OZONE AND RIFE HAVE NEXT TO ZERO SIDE EFFECTS? AND THE COST?
“I think we can agree that $224,725 is a lot of money! If you add the amount I paid to the amount that insurance paid, you'll see that the cancer centers received about 62% of what they billed. In some cases, insurance paid all of the billing. In most cases, they paid 50-70%. In a few cases, I have no idea how the provider is able to operate, as insurance paid only 15% of the billed amount!”
THE COST OF TREATING A CANCER PATIENT WITH OZONE OR RIFE THERAPIES IF SELF ADMINISTERED CAN BE LESS THAN TWO THOUSAND DOLLARS? EVEN WITH A REPUTABLE ALTERNATIVE DOCTOR, THE COST IS NEGLIGIBLE COMPARED WITH CHEMO, SURGERY OR RADIATION. ANOTHER REASON WHY THERE IS SO MUCH RESISTANCE FROM THE ESTABLISHMENT----MONEY!
“Ron Paul is one of the few physicians serving in Congress, and one of even fewer Congressmen who are trying to decrease government involvement in your health care.
In terms of your health, Ron Paul:
• Wants to expand your ability to use alternative medicine and new treatments
• Opposes legislation that increases the FDA‘s legal powers
• Believes the government should never have the power to force you to get vaccinations”
THE PEOPLE NEED TO KNOW THAT THERE ARE INEXPENSIVE, EFFECTIVE ALTERNATIVES TO THE CURRENT MEDICAL SYSTEM WAY OF DOING THINGS, ESPECIALLY DOCTORS. IF THEY ARE REALLY DEVOTED TO CURING THEIR PATIENTS AND NOT JUST ETERNALLY SUPPRESSING SYMPTOMS WHILE IGNORING CAUSES, THEN THEY WILL WELCOME THIS. RIGHT NOW, THE MEDICAL SYSTEM IS CRUMBLING UNDER ITS OWN WEIGHT. IT NEEDS CHANGE, REAL CHANGE. WE ARE DRIVING IN THE WRONG DIRECTION AND NO AMOUNT OF TINKERING WITH THIS PRESENT SYSTEM WILL MAKE THINGS BETTER. WE HAVE TO CHANGE DIRECTIONS AND GO TOWARD WHAT WORKS. WE HAVE TO OPEN MEDICINE TO THE SAME INNOVATIVE REVOLUTION THAT HIGH TECHNOLOGY HAS ENJOYED. WE NEED TO STOP ALLOWING VESTED INTERESTS TO RESTRICT MEDICAL RESEARCH IN AREAS THAT CONFLICT WITH PRESENT GIANT FINANCIAL INTERESTS OR WE WILL CERTAINLY GO THE WAY OF THE ROMAN EMPIRE AND OTHER SOCIETIES THAT FELL VICTIM TO THE GREED AND AVARICE OF ITS OWN CITIZENS AND LEADERS.
SOME GOOD SOURCES OF INFO:
COSTS OF CANCER
WHAT DOES IT COST TO HAVE CANCER? AND GOOD ARTICLE