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Welcome to the Brave New World of Corporatized Medicine: Just Hope You Don't Get Sick!


Health & Wellness  (tags: corporate, business, ethics, health, healthcare, medicine, protection, treatment, Body-Mind-Spirit, government, drugs, humans, society )

Cal
- 466 days ago - alternet.org
"Business freedom" in America increasingly means the God-given right to exploit the vulnerability of the public.



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Carol H. (229)
Friday May 17, 2013, 5:07 am
noted and agreed!! thanks Cal, noted
 

Kerrie G. (135)
Friday May 17, 2013, 5:36 am
Noted, thanks.
 

Birgitta S. (226)
Friday May 17, 2013, 5:49 am
noted.
 

Carol D. (109)
Friday May 17, 2013, 8:42 am
noted thanks
 

John S. (300)
Friday May 17, 2013, 9:53 am
I live in the UK, both me and my wife have NHS cover, but we both keep private insurance. Why would that be?
 

Yvonne White (231)
Friday May 17, 2013, 11:55 am
So the GOP should claim they're repeatedly trying to repeal Obamacare to "save us" from Corporatized medicine?;)
 

Gloria picchetti (286)
Friday May 17, 2013, 12:17 pm
There are republicans who have no money and no insurance. They have no idea what will happen if they get sick or injured. Somehow they think blind obedience to the GOP will save them.
 

Janet G. (0)
Friday May 17, 2013, 12:17 pm
Wow! What an eye opener! Thanks for the article.
 

Lynn D. (0)
Friday May 17, 2013, 12:57 pm
Noted, thanks
 

jan b. (3)
Friday May 17, 2013, 1:49 pm
I have no idea why anyone would want to get rid of Obamacare and still be subjected to be denied insurance due to pre-existing conditions or would want the insurers to raise premiums at a whim.
What I have noticed too.... is that physicians when they start out in practise will take ANY patients they can get. Once they become established then they get picky and only want to deal with the wealthy or patients that have these insurances that pay them more. So they will deny medicare or medicaid and you better pay when you receive treatment. They are in it ALL for the $$ and they forget they are in there to help people too.
 

Micheael Kirkbym (85)
Friday May 17, 2013, 2:41 pm
Noted & posted.
 

Bryna Pizzo (139)
Friday May 17, 2013, 3:02 pm
Thank you for sharing the post. "Obamacare" is not the problem; the problem is that it didn't go far enough. We must have a single payer system, and healthcare should not be run on a business model by corporations. This issue was established before Obama became the President. HMO's and insurance companies along with corporations buying hospitals and other medical practices started years ago. I applaud Yves Smith's statement about the propaganda sold to the American public concerning the quality of our healthcare system. Our system is flawed. Infant mortality rates here are shocking for a developed nation. Our healthcare, in comparison to the healthcare of other nations, is a failure in many ways because it isn't available to everyone, the quality is limited in terms of what one can afford, and it's extremely expensive and even wasteful in some ways.
 

Thomas P. (468)
Friday May 17, 2013, 4:01 pm
Noted...thanks Cal. I so agree with and echo Bryna's comments. Our healthcare system was broken well before President Obama took office. The Affordable Care Act (aka "Obamacare") doesn't go far enough, but sought to improve a broken existing system, which Republicans had years to fix and offered NO solutions to other than to "let the market dictate," which is a large part of what made the system so untenable in the first place. The greed of the insurance companies is the biggest reason why the rising cost of health insurance is untenable. The way our system gets better is to replace it with a single payer system...just like every other industrialized nation in the world has.
 

Jason S. (57)
Friday May 17, 2013, 8:41 pm
Good posting, thanks
 

Christine Daniels (11)
Sunday May 19, 2013, 9:04 am
thank you
 
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