America’s Healthcare Crisis-The Whole System is Broken- Part 1

October 7, 2012

07 Oct (AHRP) –   America’s commercially profitable healthcare system is wasteful, inefficient and exceedingly harmful. Medical interventions are the third Leading cause of death. The headline in The New York Times (Friday, Sept 21) “Reversing Trend, Life Span Shrinks for Some Whites,”reports that the life-span of uneducated, poor white women has regressed dramatically since 1990.[1]  “We’re used to looking at groups and complaining that their mortality rates haven’t improved fast enough, but to actually go backward is deeply troubling.”

America’s acute healthcare crisis affects average Americans—not just the poor. Specifically, our focus is the critical safety issues that plague US healthcare which are neither acknowledged, much less, addressed by ObamaCare,  its progenitor, RomneyCare, nor any healthcare overhaul proposal being kicked around in Washington.  Those who formulate healthcare policy seem to be oblivious to the alarming decline in the performance of US healthcare when compared to the rest of the industrialized world.[2]

Is their vision obscured by propaganda pronouncements? —i.e. “The United States has the best healthcare system in the world”[3] Or do they pretend not to see the magnitude of harm produced by preventable hazards that are imbedded in America’s profit-driven healthcare system—as a defensive corporate political strategy whose goal is to maintain control?

Those who formulate healthcare policy are oblivious to the alarming decline in the performance of US healthcare when compared to the rest of the industrialized world. Their vision is obscured either by propaganda-i.e “The United States has the best healthcare system in the world” or they pretend not to see the magnitude of harm produced by preventable hazards that are imbedded in America’s profit-driven healthcare system.

We have compiled a list of more than 100 current books by prominent physicians and knowledgeable academic and independent healthcare analysts who confront the real healthcare crisis from varying aspects.

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See also Part II: What Do We Get for All That Money

                 Part III: The Untouchable Third Rail of Healthcare-The Vaccine

                Part IV:FDA, A Complicit Partner in Crimes and Corrupt Industry Practices

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