The following letter to the editor, local medical consumers and the local medical industry can best be described as a fact enema aimed at the anal apertures who comprise the American medical industry.
The leading cause of preventable death and injury in America is the medical industry. In addition to doctors, hospitals, pharmaceutical and medical device companies being the biggest killers of Americans they are also the biggest thieves. According to Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina 1/3 of what Americans spend on health care is waste and fraud. That number is actually low. It is probably more like 50%. Using the Blue Cross's numbers the actual dollar amount would be $750 billion in theft annually. That is more than what the US spends on national defense.
The Affordable Care Act aka Obama Care now mandates that all Americans buy health insurance that only infuses more money into the most corrupt and dangerous industry in the history of mankind. Obamacare is a giveway that by 2020 will make health care 25% of the US GDP. They world average currently is 6% of a country's GDP.
Medical errors alone kill at least 440,000 Americans each year. Now comes a study in the current issue of the Journal of Patient Safety and NPR that says the numbers may be correct between 210,000 and 440,000 patients each year who go to the hospital for care suffer some type of preventable harm that contributes to their death. This is based on what gets reported. How Many Die From Medical Mistakes In U.S. Hospitals? (Google it.)
Nosocomial infections aka health care acquired infections are another cause of preventable death and injury. Estimates range from 1 in 9 hospital patients to 1 in 25 hospital patients who contract an infection. Many states don't report and that accounts for the wide range of numbers. Hospital acquired infections are 100% preventable but they increase profits. Doctors have so misused antibiotics that they have created many resistant super bugs. (Google it.)
The companies that face the largest CRIMINAL fines are the drug companies. In 2012 GlaxoSmith was fined $3 billion in criminal fines but of course nobody was prosecuted or even arrested. (Google it.)
Dr Oz is a known prolific liar and Senator Claire McCaskill in a senate hearing told him as much. (Google it.) HLN's Doctor Drew accepted $275,000 illegal kickbacks from Glaxo Smith Kline and $125,000 from Janson Pharmaceuticals to promote the dangerous drug Welbutrin for off label use. (Google it.) Fox's Dr Keith Ablow should be put in a cage.
Your doctors is a bribe taker. Most doctors are bribe takers. They take at least $3.5 billion in monetary bribes alone. Google "doctor kickbacks" and you will see that the doctor industry is rife with criminal misconduct. If your think your doctor is not a bribe taker think again. On a regular bases shills aka sale reps from the drug companies bring doctors and their often anti social staffs expensive breakfasts and lunches. This may explain why so most of them are overweight and obese. Many medical conventions that MDs attend for their continuing educations units are sponsored by the big pharma and very little education actually takes place. It's party time for your doctor.
Google this. Type in the words "doctors are" into Google, Bing, Yahoo or any other search engine and see what suggestions you get. Then place a letter after the words, "doctors are" and see what you get. I say this to the people who are inclined to make the fact free declaration, "Most doctors are good and there are only a few bad apples" To them I would ask, If most doctors are "good" then why do we have the most corrupt, deadly and most expensive health care in the industrialized world? Let it suffice to say that most Americans have as much disdain for doctors as the do for members of congress. I would go so far to say to the doctors and their apologists that American medical doctors and their industry are more evil than ISIS because the nut jobs in ISIS actually believe what they are doing is what their Koran expects of them. The medical industry knows that what they are doing is wrong and completely immoral but they have no problem continuing their greedy exploitation of disease and human suffering. If I were God sitting in judgement of ISIS and the members of the American industry I would give ISIS members a few centuries in purgatory to prepare them for Heaven but I would see the souls of American MDs and their industry puppeteers beyond redemption and I would with the same lack of remorse they have, while sending them to hell for all eternity. I sure hope that there is a just god that's his the plan. For now I would like to sit on the edge of creation and drop fact filled turds on them to prepare them for eternal torment.