"There are two sorts of wealth-getting, as I have said; one is a part of household management, the other is retail trade: the former necessary and honorable, while that which consists in exchange is justly censured; for it is unnatural, and a mode by which men gain from one another. The most hated sort, and with the greatest reason, is usury, which makes a gain out of money itself, and not from the natural object of it. For money was intended to be used in exchange, but not to increase at interest. And this term interest, which means the birth of money from money, is applied to the breeding of money because the offspring resembles the parent. Wherefore of modes of getting wealth this is the most unnatural."

- Politics, Aristotle, 350 B.C.

"The Jew alone regards his race as superior to humanity, and looks forward not to its ultimate union with other races, but to its triumph over them all and to its final ascendancy under the leadership of a tribal Messiah."

- Goldwin Smith, The Jewish Question, October 1881

“I am a most unhappy man. I have unwittingly ruined my country. A great industrial nation is controlled by its system of credit. Our system of credit is concentrated. The growth of the nation, therefore, and all our activities are in the hands of a few men. We have come to be one of the worst ruled, one of the most completely controlled and dominated governments in the civilized world. No longer a government by free opinion, no longer a government by conviction and the vote of the majority, but a government by the opinion and duress of a small group of dominant men.”

- President Woodrow Wilson 1916

“We are grateful to the Washington Post, The New York Times, Time Magazine and other great publications whose directors have attended our meetings and respected their promises of discretion for almost forty years. It would have been impossible for us to develop our plan for the world if we had been subjected to the lights of publicity during those years. But, the world is now more sophisticated and prepared to march towards a world government. The supranational sovereignty of an intellectual elite and world bankers is surely preferable to the national auto-determination practiced in past centuries.”

- David Rockefeller, Baden-Baden, Germany 1991

“It is well enough that people of the nation do not understand our banking and monetary system, for if they did, I believe there would be a revolution before tomorrow morning.”

- Henry Ford 

“The real truth of the matter is, as you and I know, that a financial element in the larger centers has owned the Government ever since the days of Andrew Jackson.”

- Franklin D. Roosevelt, letter to Col. House, November 21, l933

“One of the least understood strategies of the world revolution now moving rapidly toward its goal is the use of mind control as a major means of obtaining the consent of the people who will be subjects of the New World Order.”

- The National Educator, K.M. Heaton

"We Jews, we, the destroyers, will remain the destroyers for ever. Nothing that you will do will meet our needs and demands. We will for ever destroy because we need a world of our own, a God-world, which it is not in your nature to build."

- Maurice Samuels, You Gentiles, 1924

“We are on the verge of a global transformation. All we need is the right major crisis and the nations will accept the New World Order.”

- David Rockefeller 

“Today, America would be outraged if U.N. troops entered Los Angeles to restore order. Tomorrow they will be grateful! This is especially true if they were told that there were an outside threat from beyond, whether real or promulgated, that threatened our very existence. It is then that all peoples of the world will plead to deliver them from this evil. The one thing every man fears is the unknown. When presented with this scenario, individual rights will be willingly relinquished for the guarantee of their well-being granted to them by the World Government.”

- Dr. Henry Kissinger, Bilderberger Conference, Evians, France, 1991

How to Think Clearly

"Never argue with stupid people. They will drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience." –Mark Twain

If you want to begin to understand and appreciate the work of Mike Stathis, from his market forecasts and securities analysis to his political and economic analysis, you will first need to learn how to think clearly. For many, this will be a cleansing process that could take quite a long time to complete depending on each individual.

The best way to begin to clear your mind is to first move forward with this series of steps:

1. GET RID OF YOUR TV SET (at least cancel your cable)


3. DO NOT USE A "SMART PHONE" (or at least do not use your phone to access the internet)


The cleansing process will take time but you can hasten the process by being proactive in exercising your mind.

You should also be aware of a very common behavior exhibited by humans who have been exposed to the various aspects of modern society. This behavior occurs when an individual overestimates his abilities and knowledge, while underestimating his weaknesses and lack of understanding. This behavior has been coined the "Dunning-Kruger Effect" after to sociologists who described it in a research publication. See here.

Many people today think they are virtual experts on every topic they regard with relevance. The reason for this illusory behavior is because these individuals typically allow themselves to become brainwashed by various media outlets. The more information these individuals obtain on these topics from the media, the more qualified they feel they are in these subjects, without realizing that the media is not a valid source with which to use for understanding something. The media always has bias and can never be relied on to represent the full truth.

A perfect example of the Dunning-Kruger Effect can be seen with many individuals who listen to talk radio shows. These shows are politically biased and consist of individuals who resemble used car salesmen more than intellectuals. These talking heads brainwash their audience with cherry-picked facts, misstatements and lies regarding relevant issues such as healthcare, immigration, Social Security, Medicaid, economics, science, and so forth. They also select guests for interview based on the agendas they wish to fulfill with their advertisers.

Once their audience has been indoctrinated by these propagandists, they feel qualified to discuss these topics on the same level as a real authority, without realizing that they obtained their understanding from individuals who are employed as professional liars and manipulators by the media.  Another good example of the Dunning-Kruger Effect can be seen upon examination of political pundits, stock market and economic analysts on TV.  They talk a good game because they are professional speakers. But once you examine their track record, it is clear that these individuals are largely wrong, but they have developed an inflated sense of expertise and knowledge on topics for which they continuously demonstrate their incompetence.

One of the most insightful analogies created to explain how things are often not what you see was Plato's Allegory of the Cave, from Book 7 of the Republic.

We highly recommend that you study this masterpiece in great detail so that you are better able to use logic and reason.Although we recommend you read and study The Allegory of the Cave, you can get a flavor for its meaning by watching the following video. 

If you can learn how to think like a philosopher, specifically one of the great ancient Greek philosophers, it is highly unlikely that you will ever be fooled by con artists like those who make ridiculous and unfounded claims in order to pump gold and silver, the typical get-rich-quick or multi-level marketing (MLM) crowd.

STOP Being Taken

“Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.”

King James Bible - Matthew 7:15

"It's easier to fool people than to convince them that they have been fooled." –Mark Twain

All Viewpoints Are Not Created Equal Just because something is published in print, online or aired in the broadcast media does not make it accurate.  In fact, more often than not the larger the audience, the more likely the content is either inaccurate or slanted. The next time you read something about economics or investments, you should ask two main questions in order to assess the credibility of the source. Is the source biased in any way?   That is, do they have any agendas which would provide any type of benefit accounting for their views? Most individuals either sell ads on their site or are dealers of precious metals or securities. That means their views are biased and cannot be relied upon.

Is your source is credible?  

Most people associate credibility with name-recognition. But more often than not, name-recognition serves as a predictor of bias if not lack of credibility because the more a name is recognized, the more the individual has been plastered in the media. And every intelligent person knows that individuals who have been provided with media exposure because they are either naive or clueless. The media positions these types of individuals as “credible experts” in order to please its financial sponsors; Wall Street. 

Instead of name-recognition or media celebrity status, you must determine whether your source has relevant experience on Wall Street as opposed to being self-taught. But this is just a basic hurdle that in itself by no means ensures the source is competent or credible. More important, always examine the track record of your source in depth, looking for accuracy and specific forecasts rather than open-ended statements. You must also look for timing since a broken clock is always right once a day.  Finally, make sure they do not cherry-pick their best calls. Always examine their entire track record. 

“Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.”

King James Bible - Matthew 7:15

The above questions require only slight modification for use in determining the credibility of sources that discuss other topics, such as politics, healthcare, etc.We have compiled the most extensive publication exposing hundreds of con men pertaining to the financial publishing and securities industry, although we also cover numerous con men in the media and other front groups since they are all associated in some way with each other. There is perhaps no one else in the world capable of shedding the full light on these con men other than Mike Stathis. Mike has been studying the indistry for well over a decade. Alhough he has published numerous articles and videos addressing this dark side of the industry, the entire collection can be found in our ENCYCLOPEDIA of Bozos, Hacks, Snake Oil Salesmen and Faux Heroes
At AVA Investment Analytics, we don't try to pump gold, silver or equities like many others you see because we are not promoters or marketers. And we do not receive any compensation whatsoever (including from ads) from our content. We provide individual investors, financial advisers, analysts and fund managers with world-class research, education and unique insight.

Media Lies

If you listen to the media, most likely it is costing you hundreds of thousands of dollars in lost money at minimum over the course of your lifetime. The deceit, lies and useless guidance from the financial media certainly is a large contributor of these losses to the sheep you pay attention.

But a good deal of lost wealth comes in the form of excessive consumerism which the media seeks to impose on its audience. You aren’t going to know that you’re being brainwashed or that you have lost $1 million or $2 million over your life time due to the media, but I can guarantee you that with rare exception this is the reality for those who are naïve enough to waste time on the media.

It gets worse. By listening to the media, you are likely to also suffer ill health effects through the lack of timely coverage of toxic prescription drugs or through the ridiculous medical shows, all of which are supportive of the medical-industrial complex.

And if you seek out the so-called "alternative media" you might make the mistake of relying on con men like Kevin Trudeau or Alex Jones. This could be a deadly decision. As bad as traditional media is, the so-called "alternative media" is even worse.

Why Does the Media Air Liars and Con Men?

The goal of the media is NOT to serve its audience because the audience does NOT pay the bills.

The goal of the media is to please its sponsors, or the companies that spend huge dollars buying ads, and in order for companies to justify these expenses, they need the media to represent their cause. The media does this by airing idiots and con men who mislead and confuse their audience.

By engaging in "journalistic fraud," the media steers its audience into the arms of its advertisers because the audience is now misled and confused, so in the case of the financial media, it seeks the assistance of Wall Street brokerage firms, mutual funds, insurance companies, precious metals dealers. This is why advertisers pay big money to be promoted in the financial media.

We see the same thing on a more obvious note in the so-called "alternative media," which is really a remanufactured version of the so-called "mainstream media." Do not be fooled. There is no such thing as the "alternative media." 

In order to be considered "media" you must have content that has widespread channels of distribution. Thus, all "media" is widely distributed and the same powers that control the distribution of the so-called "mainstream media" also control the distribution of the so-called "alternative media."

The claim that there is an "alternative media" is merely a sales pitch designed to capture the audience that has since given up on the "mainstream media."  The tactic is a very common one used by con men.

The same tactic is used by Washington to convince naive voters that there are meaningful differences between the nation's two political parties. In reality, both parties are essentially the same when it comes to issues that matter most (trade policy, healthcare and war). Anyone who tells you anything different simply isn't thinking straight.

On this site, we expose the lies and the liars in the media. We discuss and reveal the motives and track record of the media’s hand-selected charlatans with a focus on the financial media.  

Why Stathis Was Banned

No one has generated a more accurate track record in the investment markets over the past several years than Mike Stathis. Yet, the financial media wants nothing to do with Stathis.

You aren't even going to hear him on the radio being interviewed.

You aren't going to see him mentioned on any websites either.

You won't read or hear of his remarkable track record unless you read about it on this website or read his books.

You should be wondering why this might be. Some of you already know the answer.

The media has banned Mike Stathis because the trick is to air clowns so that the audience will be steered into the hands of the media's financial sponsors - Wall Street and gold dealers.

And as for the radio shows and websites that either don't know about Stathis or don't care to hear what he has to say, the fact is that they are so stupid that they assume those who are plastered in the media are credible. And since they haven't seen or heard Stathis in the media, even if they come across him, they automatically assume he's a nobody in the investment world simply because he has no media exposure.

Well, if media exposure was a testament to knowledge, credibility and excellent track records, Peter Schiff's clients would be a lot happier when they looked at their account balance.

Others only care about pitching what’s deemed as the “hot” topic because this sells ads in terms of more site visits or reads. This is why you come across so many websites based on doom and conspiratorial horse shit run by con artists looking to cash in on ads.

We have donated countless hours and huge sums of money towards the pursuit of exposing the con men, lies and fraud. We continue this mission but we cannot continue it forever without your assistance.

We have been banned by virtually every media platform in the U.S and every website (mainly because we expose the truth about gold and silver).

We have been banned from use of email marketing providers.

The fact is that the Jewish Mafia has declared war on us because we have exposed the realities of the U.S. government, Wall Street and corporate America.

Note that we only began discussing the role of Jews in criminality by 2009, three years AFTER we had been black-listed by the media, so no one can say that our criticism of the Jewish Mafia has led to being black-listed, not that it would even be acceptable.

You can talk about the Italian Mafia, and Jewish Hollywood can make 100s of movies about it...


We rely on you to help spread the word about us. Just remember this. We don’t have to do what we are doing.

We could do as everyone else and focus on making money. We are doing sacrificing everything because in this day and age, unfortunately, the truth is revolutionary. It is also critical in order to prevent the complete enslavement of world citizenry.   

Rules to Remember

On Exposure: No one who has significant exposure can be trusted because those who are responsible for permitting such exposure have allowed it for a very good reason, and that reason does not serve your best interests.

On Spotting Frauds: Whenever you wish to know whether someone can be trusted, always remember this golden rule..."a man is judged by the company he keeps."

This is a very important rule to remember because con men almost always belong to the same network.

You will see the same con artists referencing each other, on blog rolls and so forth.

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The Big Secret about U.S. Healthcare (UPDATED)

UPDATE: article re-edited on September 30, 2010.
Apparently, the use of scare tactics works well for a population whose minds have been hijacked by the corporate-controlled media establishment. For instance, a few years ago, President Bush and his neo-con clan used the WMD scare tactic in order to justify the invasion of Iraq. More scare tactics were used to pass the unconstitutional Patriot Act. (1) (2)
A few years later, as the financial system got stuck in the game of musical chairs, Henry Paulson and the Federal Reserve bank used the “too big to fail” scare tactic in order to justify the bailout of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, which opened the door for the unconstitutional passage of TARP.
As we all know, the banking cartel labeled “too big to fail,” is much bigger today, while Fannie and Freddie have no real future in their current form. Meanwhile, financial reform has been a complete joke. (3) (4)
Even media celebrities have used scare tactics as a way to convince Main Street that they must own gold, as these hacks land huge endorsement deals. (5)
The same approach of using scare tactics has also worked exceptionally well for the healthcare industry. Whenever republicans want to attack proposed changes to America's uncompetitive, mediocre, wasteful and costly healthcare system, they scare Americans with warnings of socialized medicine. 
However, the facts reveal a much different picture than that painted by politicians and others who have been bought off by the industry. As the data reveals, the vast majority of developed nations with universal healthcare score higher than the U.S. in the most critical measures of medical care. I have discussed these discouraging realities on many occasions. (6) (7)
Whenever democrats offer solutions to America's broken healthcare system, they focus on big government. This too favors the industry because it adds more tax dollars for the medical-industrial complex to siphon off.
Either way, the fundamental problems found within the U.S. healthcare system are not being addressed. For instance, politicians never mention the need for drug price caps as a manner by which to curtail healthcare inflation, nor do they mention the need to refocus medical delivery on prevention. It is widely known that more than 60% of all healthcare expenditures in the U.S. arise from preventable medical conditions.
Finally, politicians certainly would never propose jail time for CEOs whose companies have been found guilty of defrauding Medicare and Medicaid (tax payer fraud). As the dotcom charade and the current economic fiasco have confirmed, the U.S. has become a nation where CEOs are immune from criminal prosecution. (8) (9) (10) 
Moreover, Washington remains determined to protect the excessive profits of the medical-industrial complex because they have bought off virtually every politician in the nation. We see a similar alliance between Washington and other industries, as expressed by what’s known as free trade. This destructive and highly unfair strategy has resulted in the loss of millions of jobs over the past several years. (11)
Regardless of the position held by democrats or republicans, the fact is that the healthcare industry dictates healthcare policy. As a result, the industry has created a path of unsustainable healthcare economics at the expense of tax payers. Yet, as the data shows, tax payers fund the majority of annual healthcare expenditures. Thus, tax dollars account for a large bulk of the profits enjoyed by the medical-industrial complex. (12)
The industry exerts its relentless control over Washington by spending more money than any other industry in lobbyist activities and donations. Using some 2100 healthcare lobbyists, or 3.8 per congressman, the healthcare industry is able to get just about any bill passed it chooses. As additional rewards for their loyalty, the industry provides politicians with very lucrative jobs. (13) (14)
But the real secret about healthcare in America isn't about bribes to politicians. This activity has become accepted behavior in America's fascist government, cleverly disguised as a free-market democracy. (15) (16) 
The real secret is that America already has socialized medicine. The only problem is that most of the benefits from this tax payer system are being funneled to the medical-industrial complex rather than the people.
As I discussed in America's Healthcare Solution, tax payers account for nearly 60% of all annual healthcare expenditures, at around $1.3 trillion. This comes out to about 10% of GDP. This amount alone is adequate to fund a universal healthcare system similar to those enjoyed by nations in Western Europe.
But that’s just the tax payer portion of healthcare expenditures. In total, America spends about $2.3 trillion annually on healthcare, or 18% of GDP.
So where is this extra $1 trillion going? Fraud, medical waste, excessive profits and ridiculous compensation, such as the $1.7 billion retirement package awarded to the former CEO of Unitedhealth. (17)
When paid-off politicians and media celebrities discuss universal healthcare, they focus on the most extreme case (such as that seen in Canada) so as to scare you into thinking that universal healthcare will be worse than America’s current system, which by no means resembles free market healthcare. (18) (19) (20) (21)
These industry-sponsored hacks, politicians and other industry sellouts never mention the fact that the U.S. spends twice as much as peer nations on healthcare, while delivering lower overall quality. They never talk about the 1 million personal bankruptcies in the U.S. each year due to medical-related injuries, despite the fact that most of these individuals had full health insurance. As you might imagine, medical bankruptcy is unheard of outside of the U.S. Finally, these sellouts never mention that the U.S. leads the world in medical errors, placing physicians as the third-leading cause of death. (22)
While Canada’s healthcare system certainly has its flaws, the fact is that everyone is provided with medical care regardless of income or employment status. Canadians are also generally pleased with their healthcare system. Furthermore, Canadians have a longer life expectancy than Americans, as do the citizens of most other developed nations.
While you might find yourself waiting a few months for a knee operation in Canada, you won’t be waiting several hours to be seen in the emergency room, as in the case frequently seen in U.S. hospitals. If you live in the U.S. you should ask yourself why you never hear mention of this by the media’s designated experts. You should also ask why these hacks never mention the common problem of waiting for months to be seen by physicians in the U.S., or being told that the physician no longer takes new patients.
Why haven’t you heard about the 1 million annual medical bankruptcies, the fact that Americans pay far more for prescription drugs than every other nation, or the fact that America leads the world in medical errors? You should realize by now that the U.S. has a highly-controlled media monopoly which has been bought off by the fascist regime. The poor coverage of the financial crisis by the media confirms this. Recall that not one single journalist won a Pulitzer Prize for coverage of the biggest financial crisis in at least 80 years. (23)
Rather than provide an accurate assessment of universal healthcare from the full spectrum of America’s peer nations, such as the UK, Western Europe and Japan, the “doctors of deception” focus their attention on Canada. For if Americans truly realized how well universal healthcare has worked for the developed world, they would storm Washington demanding a similar system, especially given that tax payers already provide adequate funds for such a system. That would enrage the very powerful and wealthy medical-industrial complex, threatening to curtail some $1 trillion in waste and excessive profits generated each year from America's healthcare system.
Instead of being informed with facts regarding the reality of their healthcare system, Americans are told lies. This keeps them in the grasp of the medical-industrial complex.
Instead of demanding real healthcare reform, angry and frustrated Americans join rallies headed by corporate hacks like Glen Beck and others, who disseminate lies and create distractions from the core problems facing this nation. And Americans wonder why their living standards decline year after year, without realizing they are ultimately to blame. (24)
Of the $1.3 trillion in annual healthcare expenditures arising from tax payers, two-thirds or about 6.5% of GDP is spent on public healthcare (Medicare and Medicaid; the remainder of tax payer healthcare dollars, or 3.5% of GDP goes towards health insurance tax subsidies such as employer-based medical insurance). This amount alone is sufficient to provide universal healthcare in South Korea. Thus, the real secret is that America's healthcare system is largely a socialized monetary system for the medical-industrial complex.  As gatekeeper for the drug and device industry, the FDA plays a pivotal role in this healthcare gravy train.
You might recall Bush’s Medicare Part D in 2003, otherwise known as the prescription drug benefit plan. This law was passed during one of the most controversial gatherings ever to take place in Congress. Even 60 Minutes aired a segment criticized the ridiculous and arguably illegal nature of the proceedings. (25)
Similar to Part D, Obama's healthcare reform law benefits the medical-industrial complex far more than the people. (26)
You might also want to have a look at Frontline's feature on ObamaCare.
Amidst the grandstanding activities displayed by bought-off criminals in Washington, the American people have become fooled by propaganda delivered by the corporate media conglomerates. As a result of the lies and misinformation delivered by the media, most Americans have no idea about the real problems embedded within their flawed healthcare system, so of course they are oblivious as to the solutions. We see the same situation regarding the nation’s economic problems.
When the Prescription Drug User Fee Act (PDUFA) was passed in the early 1990s, things changed for the worse. This Act authorized payments in the form of drug application fees to help fund the FDA. As part of this law, drug makers were permitted to advertise their drugs on TV, radio, magazines and even in medical journals (New Zealand is the only other nation in the world that permits drug advertisements).
While there are certainly other forces at play, it’s safe to say that drug advertisements have accounted for a large reason why Americans are over-medicated. Instead of real medical problems prompting Americans to seek out their physician, the TV has become America’s diagnostic physician, implanting messages that you are depressed, you have a sleep disorder, an ulcer, or some other condition that in many cases represents normal fluctuations of physiology, or else may be treated by altering your diet.
Because of time constraints placed on U.S. physicians by managed care organizations, rather than perform an adequate diagnosis or engage in a program of counseling, in most cases physicians send you away with your drug of choice so they can quickly move onto the next patient. What this means is that the health insurance industry is actually dictating medical treatment. And the drug companies play a central role in their business plan.
In America, the legal route to becoming a junkie is quite simple. All you have to do is tell your physician you have back pain, display the typical symptoms seen in ADHD, anxiety and many other conditions. You can find this information by watching drug commercials or searching the Internet. Thereafter, you’ll be able to get high on pharmaceutical-grade amphetamines (Ritalin and Adderall), opiods (hydrocodone), psychoactive agents (Xanax) and many other drugs commonly abused. America’s epidemic of prescription drug abuse has even reached children. This should be where the real war on drugs is focused. (27)
While the healthcare system is the main culprit of this epidemic, the FDA has also played a large role. Over the years, tax payer funding to the FDA has not kept pace with budgetary needs. As a result, fees from drug makers have continued to comprise an increasing amount of the FDA's annual operating budget. 
Because the pharmaceutical industry funds a large portion of the FDA's annual budget and accounts for the majority of annual funding increases, this government agency views the drug industry as its boss.
As you might imagine, the most influential boss of any mafia is always the one who has the most power and who pays out the most money. This explains why the largest drug makers have very little resistance getting drugs approved which have very little efficacy and are often dangerous.
You see, the largest drug makers not only fund the FDA to the largest extent, they also provide 7-figure jobs to their most loyal patrons from Washington. Washington’s mission is to keep the public healthcare system funded sufficiently to add to the profits of the medical-industrial complex, all while ensuring medical treatments get approved.
This brings me to an article I ran into that discusses the outrageous cost of many cancer drugs. The drug featured in the article is Provenge, an anti-cancer agent for prostate cancer made by Dendreon (DNDN).  
When the drug was approved by the FDA, shares of DNDN soared. Prostate cancer currently ranks as the leading cause of cancer in U.S. males. However, rates are about to skyrocket even further over the next two decades as some 36 million male baby boomers age.
See the article here
As the article discusses, lack of alternatives for certain forms of prostate cancer has allowed Dendreon to charge $93,000 per year for the drug, despite the fact that it has only been shown to extend life by 4 months. But that’s okay since Medicare pays the bill. If you choose to use your private insurance instead, don’t fret as they too cover the costs.
Private insurers really have no choice but to pay the costs of this drug since the FDA has designated it as a vital medication. So as you can see, in this case the problem with the world’s most costly healthcare system does not lie with the health insurance mafia, but with the legal drug trade referred to as the pharmaceutical industry. The industry has been quite successful in buying off Washington to ensure no discussion of drug price caps takes place. The health insurance industry has its own impressive track record of success in Washington as well. (28)
By holding FDA officials in their hip pocket, drug makers can charge essentially whatever prices they want, but only in the U.S. All other nations set limits on drug prices using the financial power of a universal healthcare system. The drug industry has even been successful in thwarting all attempts by Medicare and Medicaid to negotiate for drug prices.
Can you imagine what a drug maker might charge for a drug that represents the only treatment option for a certain form of a disease? In Dendreon’s case, try $93,000 a year.
Rather than erect relevant hurdles for efficacy and survival rates, the FDA basically passes any drug that has not been shown to immediately kill humans, although sometimes they screw up. In many cases the FDA approves drugs with less obvious but nonetheless severe side effects because its drug-testing and reporting mechanisms have gradually become inadequate and outdated. As it stands today, there are hundreds of drugs on the market that should never have been approved. 
If the FDA can’t even do an effective job keeping harmful drugs out of the market place, the agency certainly isn’t in any position to conduct adequate risk-benefit studies.
Apparently, Washington’s feels that the FDA should not be concerned with critical issues such as cost-benefit. Instead, they leave that up to America’s “free-market healthcare system.” As a result, tax dollars furnish a large portion of the massive profits generated by outrageously priced drugs, many of which come with deadly side effects. 
At the end of the day, the lack of price controls for medical goods and services creates a system of waste while encouraging fraud. Remarkably, U.S. tax payers end up subsidizing the costs of prescription drugs for the rest of the world despite the fact that many of these drugs are developed in the U.S. by tax dollars. Far worse, when you permit drug companies to charge any price they like for a drug for which there are no other treatment options, you have created a form of legalized extortion. 
Americans deserve a better, more affordable healthcare system. They deserve a system that will enable them to better determine their health and treatment options. Finally, they deserve a healthcare system that emphasizes wellness and prevention, while providing adequate resources to help patients and consumers achieve these goals.  
American physicians deserve a more modernized and efficient healthcare system so they are better able to treat patients and effect better clinical outcomes instead of spending most of their time buried in paperwork and bureaucracy, while being told how to treat patients by insurers.
I spent three years researching and writing America's Healthcare Solution in order to provide the truth about the most costly and troubled healthcare system in the developed world. In writing the solution to America’s healthcare crisis, I drew upon my work in the venture capital industry after having worked as a primary architect of several healthcare IT and telemedicine projects.
In my view, this book is even more relevant than America’s Financial Apocalypse because it offers something for everyone.
Whether you are an American concerned about how you will pay for healthcare costs, a politician or consultant searching for the most comprehensive single resource on U.S. healthcare, an investor or entrepreneur looking for opportunities in telemedicine and healthcare IT, this is a book you should read. 
My solution to America’s healthcare crisis does not mandate a system of universal healthcare, otherwise labeled as socialized medicine. In fact, my solution actually empowers a system of free-market healthcare; something not seen in America for several decades. Whether healthcare in the U.S. becomes universal or free market, my solution will be the fundamental driver of improved health statistics and affordable medical access.

I invite you to have a look at some excerpts from America’s Healthcare Solution on this website dedicated specifically to this book. It’s the only promo the book will receive for obvious reasons.

If I did not feel this book was so important, I would have never committed three years of my life to a project I knew in advance would never see bookstore shelves. As this point, you should understand why. It’s the books you see supported by the media and its publishing partners that fail to provide you with absolute benefit because the media is a paid-off whore to corporate America and Washington.

Most people write books to make money. You won’t ever make money from a book unless you are in the media club. You must have the marketing support of the media, otherwise no one will ever know about your book. And if you want the media by your side, you have to stay clear of addressing fraud and deception seen in corporate America because they buy the ads and commercials. This is how the media makes its money.
Being in the media club means you have sold out to corporate America. That means you will never get the truth from these individuals. I have been banned by the media and publishers because I speak the truth. I have no agendas and I cannot be bought off. I invite you to join me to learn the full truth about America's healthcare system.
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