Healthcare is not a privilege, it’s a human right. We champion this philosophy in our contentious book MEDICAL INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX: The $ickness Industry, Big Pharma and Suppressed Cures.
In a chapter devoted to the health insurance sector, appropriately titled “Health insurance – the devil’s in the detail,” we remind readers that officially, some 18,000 American citizens die every year for no better reason than not having an insurance card. Many have suggested that number is a very conservative estimate.
More on this in the following excerpt from Medical Industrial Complex:
Approximately 45 million US citizens, or one American in every seven, do not have health insurance and are therefore all at risk.
Here’s another statistic: besides being the number one cause in the US for bankruptcy, medical expenses are also the number one cause of homelessness.
The medical insurance system, which regularly tries to wriggle out of paying fully insured patients by using creative lawyers and loopholes buried in the fine print of contracts, is a big reason for all these horrifying statistics.
How many people have to die or suffer unnecessarily before logic finally sets in and everyone agrees too many citizens are falling thru the cracks in this corrupt user pays healthcare system?
It’s a really perverse world where we have almost unlimited military expenditure to finance wars, where our governments readily bail out privately-owned banks with multi-trillion dollar relief packages, and yet we cannot cover the measly costs of our own citizens’ basic healthcare.
People need to stop accepting the BS line that it’s all just “too expensive” for governments and that less fortunate individuals must cover every single Goddamn cost by themselves. The less fortunate individuals we refer to include the mentally ill, abuse victims, war vets, the disabled, many of the elderly, the unemployed and, in many cases, employed citizens struggling to make ends meet.
As with education, you can’t put a price on a population’s health. It should be any government’s first expenditure priority, not their last.
We will never have a civilized society until we create a fair and universal health system in which every man, woman and child – no matter their financial situation – has access to medical services when ill.
Hence our declaration that healthcare is not a privilege, it’s a human right.
For more on the perils of health insurance, see our blog of August 14.
Medical Industrial Complex is Book #3 in The Underground Knowledge Series and is available exclusively via Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/MEDICAL-INDUSTRIAL-COMPLEX-Suppressed-Underground-ebook/dp/B00Y8Y3TUM/