If the headline sounds outrageous to you, then you might be in the right mood to consider ‘mindset transitioning’. So please, read on!
In the West, there is a widespread consensus that costs of living and social status always mirror one another. The more one can afford the wealthier one is. If this adage is no longer true, maybe was it never true at all.
Many among the middle class, who still can purchase some form of healthcare insurance, have realized that their security hangs by a thread. Each year health insurance premiums are set to further skyrocket. The average employee receiving benefits through an employer doesn’t feel safer either as the out of pocket (before the insurance kicks in) ever increases. The out of pocket for a minimum coverage varying between 5,000 dollars and 2,500 respectively. If getting health insurance through the employer is a big plus, a 2,500 dollar expense for family of four still represents financial stress. In 2013, a CNN analysis estimated that 76% of Americans were living from pay check to pay check. Considering that the average household has a mere thousand dollars in savings and credit cards close to being maxed out, financial flexibility has become elusive.
But was there ever a choice or what is just an illusion all the way long?
Although many have access to programs such as medicare, the latter are such in deep red ink that it is just a matter of time for their budgets to implode. Medicare liabilities amount to $30 trillion. Obamacare did more harm than good. Though realistically speaking, the Trump administration won’t be able to fix anything. Such programs have been the main drive behind healthcare costs and insurance premium increase for many decades. They have fueled the dynamics of demand and supply and reversing the trends is practically impossible. Any new policy attempting to lower the costs in favor of the patients will send the healthcare industry into a tailspin. Many hospitals and medical professionals have overbilled insurances for quite some time now. The whole industry is inflationary. So on one end, we find that bad health is often linked to bad eating habits, a stained food chain and various chemical invasions; and on the other end, we have a sector profiting from sickness as if there were no tomorrows. One doesn’t need to be a PhD – nor a prophet – to predict how this will end.
There have many articles lauding the efficiency and affordability of the Swiss healthcare system. Though even Switzerland has a massive pension fund headache to resolve within 4 years from now. The country could just go under if nothing is done, contended a Financial Times article in 2010. Aging population is a dire problem because the birth rate in the West went drastically down compared to 70 years ago. Financial projections were based on 3 or 4 kids per household. Today the birth rate is about 1.2 or three times less. It is not just Switzerland but the entire West that should be extremely concerned. America and Europe being major economies, money printing to delay the day of reckoning remains a solution. The Federal Reserve has already done that several times since the 2008 crisis. Unfortunately, the price tag has still yet to come. Switzerland and ECB will also have to resort to the printing press. However we can always cynically speculate on a war causing mass casualties to fix this mathematical equation. While this really sounds like an absolute worse case scenario, world tensions are rising. Something is definitely brewing.
The majority assumes that assessing the quality of healthcare systems is a tricky business. That all methods and prognostics have their own flaws. Well, if one is going to monetize the ‘gift of life‘, there are more incentives to profit from diseases to start with. On the other side of the Atlantic, the U.K seems to have the worst healthcare system by far. The latter could collapse at any moment as over 3 million people are on the NHS waiting list. According to the telegraph.uk, hundreds unnecessarily died between 2006 and 2009 waiting to see a doctor! But here comes another aberration. instead of improving services at home, the U.K is currently projecting to support ‘care in the community for elderly’ people in China stipulates the Telegraph.uk again. In Canada the state of affair isn’t better at all and care rationing begins to look much like that in the UK.
Finding A way Out Of Capitalism And Socialism, Two Bedfellows
By now the trend should rather be obvious: socialized healthcare wouldn’t go anywhere without capitalism and otherwise. Both are putting the Gift Of Life on life support. It all becomes crystal clear when probing the overbilling disaster. Capitalism is antagonistic to efficient treatments. And socialism seeks to further regulate, all of which gives the industry and big-pharma alike more power. According to Malcolm Sparrowd, a mathematician at Harvard, the overbilling fraud estimate adds up to a minimum sum of $270 billion a year or at least ten percent of all health care expenses. Regulations never work because there’re drafted by the one-sided profits hunters themselves and a bunch of aggressive lobbyists buying politics. Any genuine action to fix the mess will destroy healthcare as we know it. Meanwhile corruption continues unabated. The systemic fraud goes far beyond the organized criminal syndicates, asserts Sparrowd. Insurances also can do little if, for example, an hospital charges $20 per aspirin and an ‘oral administration fee’ for the transportation of this aspirin to the patient. People are basically charged for phantom procedures, nominal physician visits, for transporting specimens down a few floors to the labs. As a matter of fact, skyrocketing premiums also take into account the price tag of such a rampant lack of ethics. It is a catch 22 subverting the ‘gift of life’. This is the dead end of monetization. We ought to understand that things have gone too far. There cannot be any miracle solution, unless a majority embraces the voluntaryist premise of a money-free society before the tipping point.
Addressing bad eating habits is absolutely key. Though when briefly assessing the organic market enjoying a current boom, many people still do not consider buying organic foods because produces are between 10 and 30% more expensive. Some also do not believe that the organic label is safer than GMO/MSG processed foods. Facts speak by themselves: the West is going through a diabetes epidemic that is highly documented. In 2010 the dailymail.uk reported that scientists have come to the conclusion that cancer being a man-made disease. The incredible spike in Alzheimer and dementia is too a modern side-effect of chemicals and metal particles invading our lives. It costs Western healthcare billions.
With the corporate takeover of wholesome food farming, the organic tag no longer provides any absolute certainty — but it still is valuable for now. However there is a world revolution threatening Monsanto as you read this. Even if Den Hague Tribunal doesn’t take any drastic action (as usual), Monsanto’s crime against humanity has now very official records and activism should pick up steam even faster.
The Problem With The Organic Boom
For Earth Custodians, the main concern is to address the subjective distortion liking value to health. Such a widespread consensus must be rejected at all cost, literally. Paying more to stay healthy is eugenics in disguise. That would mean the legalization of being coerced into suicide. Every time we buy organic we should keep in mind that we encourage speculation. The monetization of food — the gift of life — is what led us to the brink in the first place. A social structure putting emphasis on ‘Life First’ understands that the natural law of C.A.R.E is key to establish and achieve a peaceful society. Paying to have the right to live is an aberration caused by the mindset that money buys freedom and that borrowing our future buys prosperity. Only ‘mindset transitioning’ will help muddle through the greatest upheaval of the millennium that is lurking on the horizon. There is no time anymore to go after any culprits but take the matter in our own hands, promoting the metaphilosophy of the Earth Custodians and the embrace of a money-free society!
The next column will focus on universal basic income and the automation of society.
76% of Americans are living paycheck-to-paycheck http://money.cnn.com/2013/06/24/pf/emergency-savings/index.html
British taxpayers’ money to be spent improving social care for the elderly in China http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/02/07/british-taxpayers-money-spend-improving-social-care-elderly/
France’s Health-Care System Is Going Broke https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2013-01-03/frances-health-care-system-is-going-broke
The Crime of Overbilling Healthcare https://blog.nader.org/2014/08/29/the-crime-of-overbilling-healthcare/
How doctors and hospitals have collected billions in questionable Medicare fee https://www.publicintegrity.org/2012/09/15/10810/how-doctors-and-hospitals-have-collected-billions-questionable-medicare-fees
Dietary Changes Now Proven to Effectively Treat Major Depression http://www.naturalblaze.com/2017/02/dietary-changes-now-proven-to-effectively-treat-major-depression.html
How Healthcare Is Dooming the U.S. Economy http://www.oftwominds.com/blogmay15/healthcare-doom5-15.html
France’s Health-Care System Is Going Broke
The Ugly Truth About Canadian Health Care https://www.city-journal.org/html/ugly-truth-about-canadian-health-care-13032.html
UK Healthcare System Is Broken http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/nhs/11853029/The-NHS-is-broken.-What-should-replace-it.html
Cancer Is Purely Man-Made Say Scientists http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-1320507/Cancer-purely-man-say-scientists-finding-trace-disease-Egyptian-mummies.html