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Is US Health Really The Best In The World?
Thursday, April 1, 2010, by Stathis
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For years, industry hacks and political opportunists have paid off America's media monopoly to ensure its audience remains in the dark as to the realities embedded within America’s broken healthcare system

As you might imagine, most of these bribes have come in the form of soft dollar arrangements, namely through the industry's multi-billion dollar annual ad campaign.
 
But we certainly cannot forget the industry bribes to Washington.
 
When the pharmaceutical industry spends say a few hundred million dollars on ads and commercials with televised networks like NBC, that’s certainly within the limits of the law.
 
Sure, some of the drug ads seen in the U.S. are deceptive and misleading. And while the FDA and FTC have been hesitant to intervene, one could argue that these ads represent a legal form of marketing because the governing body permits it.
 
However, other than New Zealand, America remains as the only nation in the world that permits drug advertisements.
 
I think Americans need to start asking why this is so.
 
Please have a look at a recent report from the Congressional Budget Office, disclosing prescription drug ad spending. 
 
The relationships between the media and the healthcare industry are much deeper than simple business transactions between healthcare vendors and media establishments.
 
In order to better understand this, we must consider the effect the media has on most Americans.
 
Americans are often criticized for not knowing much of anything that goes on around the world.  Many foreigners have attributed this to egocentrism.
 
While this may be somewhat true, it has been a somewhat unintended consequence of the control the media exerts on its audience.
 
The real reason why Americans have such a poor understanding of the world is due to media censorship that has been structured upon the agendas of corporate and political interests. It is an intentional mechanism that makes it easier for the American audience to be brainwashed; to live in a fantasy world.
 
While these activities certainly occur throughout the world, I argue that the extent of censorship used by America’s media machine is the most dangerous of any developed nation in the world, and even more dangerous than many developing nations.
 
Why would I make such a claim?
 
Because Americans have been misled to think that there their nation has is no censorship. In contrast, in nations like China, the people realize they are not being told the full picture so they are in a better position to act accordingly.
 
This accounts for much of the reason why Americans are generally ignorant about other nations. Of course, the U.S. public educational system also has a hand in the matter.
 
When it comes time to report on the many flaws found within America's healthcare system, the industry is rewarded for its business, in the form of favorable segments that propagate the myths created by the industry. 
 
To confuse its unsuspecting audience, journalists sometimes act responsibly with investigative stories exposing the realities of America's broken healthcare system. However, when you tally up the air time devoted to myths versus fact, the industry wins by a landslide.
 
These same activities occur with every industry in the U.S., and it represents (in my view) illegal if not fraudulent business arrangements. At the very least, it represents irresponsible and reckless journalism that is often dangerous to U.S. consumers
 
The American media machine has its audience under complete control. And this dangerous machine takes its orders from those who provide it with the most money.
 
Recently, we have seen how these behaviors have been largely responsible for millions of Americans losing much of their retirement income
 
Now I want to show you an article written by a healthcare expert, Dr. Barbara Starfield of Johns Hopkins.
 
Despite her critical message, Dr. Starfield rarely if ever gets any media exposure. You might already know why this is the case.
 
She speaks the truth and she has the facts. 
 
She is honest and cannot be bought off by the industry.
 
Therefore, she is viewed as an enemy of the industry.
 
That makes her an enemy of the media.
 
Now I would like you to have a look at an article (commentary) written by Dr. Starfield and published in 2000 by JAMA, titled, "Is US Health Really the Best in the World?"
 
Please have a look.
 
This article was just one of nearly 1000 references used in my newly released book, America's Healthcare Solution.
 
Before the healthcare debate took center stage, I was already working on this book. In fact, much of the research for the book actually began in 2005 and some much earlier. 
 
Those who read America's Financial Apocalypse might have suspected I had already done a considerable amount of research in this industry, as evidenced by the long chapter I devoted to the topic.
 
As some of you already know, this book, along with its author have since been banned by the media monopoly because the analysis found within this book threatened to expose the truth, and thus protect investors from the losses they have since sustained.
 
I'd like you to have a look at the Table of Contents and the Extended Table for Contents. Glancing over this material should give you an idea how comprehensive the book is.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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