Tag Archives: health care

Medical Greed’s Newest Poster Boys

Greed Before Need If you’ve read Our Healthcare Sucks, you might think we’ve fully exhausted the examples of medical greed, unethical practices, and conflicts of interest in American medical practice. But we’re not done YET. And neither are our doctors, who keep inventing new and nefarious ways to separate you from your money. “Gimme More, […]

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Healthcare Mistakes: Another 9/11 Every Week

Healthcare Lies & Deceit Having just had our eleventh remembrance of the horror of 9/11, it’s time to turn our attention to another horror that’s ongoing and very much beneath the radar. That’s the crisis of medical errors in American healthcare – a crisis that remains shrouded in lies and deceit. And these aren’t harmless […]

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Healthcare USA: Biased Research, Bogus Medicine: Part 2

Grow Some Backbone Spinal fusions are among the most physician-abused medical procedures in healthcare USA – vying for top spot with needless open heart surgeries and cardiac stent implants. Studies by the Dartmouth Atlas Project reveal that spinal fusion surgeries are performed in some parts of America at 20 times the rate in other parts of the […]

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Healthcare USA: Biased Research, Bogus Medicine – Part 1

Who Do YOU Trust? With our presidential election cycle now shifting into high gear – along with the heated rhetoric about healthcare reform in America, or “Obamacare” – it’s a good time to step back from the charges and counter-charges to ask what’s the real status of healthcare USA? If it’s really as ethically compromised […]

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Your Doctors’ Dirty Little Secret

What’s Up, Doc? It’s difficult for many of us to accept that our doctors often put their own financial interests ahead of our safety and financial security. Some readers may even get defensive about it – especially, of course, doctors themselves. Not all of them, of course. The good ones know this doesn’t apply to […]

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Healthcare Crisis – Time to Grow a Pair: Part 3

U.S. Healthcare: Extreme Crises Demand Extreme Measures  We’ve been calling our healthcare spending “unsustainable” for so long it’s lost all meaning. It’s taken on a “chicken little” quality that undermines the severity of the crisis. That’s a problem, because the worst is yet to come – largely in the form of baby boomers entering their highest […]

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Chart of US healthcare spending

Healthcare Crisis – Time to Grow a Pair: Part 2

Healthcare’s An Industry Like No Other Healthcare is different from other industries. Doctors have a duty to put their patients’ interests before their own financial interests. The American Medical Association’s Code of Ethics requires it. Other industries have no such duty. Their primary duty is to maximize their shareholder profits. In that context, the “greed […]

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Healthcare Crisis -Time to Grow a Pair: Part 1

America’s Healthcare Industry is Out-of-Control With the Supreme Court decision on healthcare reform in the U.S. now behind us, it’s time to reassess our healthcare crisis for what it really is. The Supreme Court’s decision to allow the so-called Affordable Care Act to proceed – unless it’s repealed in the wake of November’s elections – […]

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Healthcare risks from medications spelled out with word "risk" on four red blocks

Medication Madness

Has Healthcare in America Reached Pharmageddon? The term “pharmageddon” was coined by healthcare industry experts grown increasingly concerned about the dominance of medications as physicians’ primary tool for managing disease. Here’s their definition: “Pharmageddon: The prospect of a world in which medicines and medicine produce more ill-health than health, and when medical progress does more […]

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