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A Return To Healing Chapter 4: How Well Is America's Health Care System Working?

submitted by: admin on 05/08/2015
Half of all Americans have a chronic disease, we cannot sustain the cost of health care, and the safety of medical practice has been called into question. Profit, not service, has become the metric for success. Corporate America now controls health care.         A Return to Healing: Chapter 5  

A Return To Healing Chapter 5: The Karma of Big Pharma: Questioning the Drug Industry

submitted by: admin on 05/08/2015
Big Pharma ties to Congress, physicians, and medical institutions. The FDA controls the way medicine is practiced. Big Pharma's advertising is a story of perfection in sales success. Direct to consumer ads, bribes to Congress, funding of research and of medical education, and even of the FDA are ways Big Pharma control the way medicine is practiced. It's...

A Return To Healing Chapter 9: The Imperative of Health Care Reform

submitted by: admin on 05/08/2015
The catastrophe of health care cost is sustained by Big Pharma and the insurance industry. Shifting to wellness and prevention and health care for every American is sensible but challenging because the powerful financial tentacles of big business.. True health care reform requires medical freedom and a model where service becomes the metric for success, not return...

Americans Are Struggling with Life

submitted by: admin on 05/12/2015
Dr. Len and Nurse Vicki discuss many of the challenges we face in the US that cause stress, anxiety and depression. Life in the fast track with materialistic rather than service oriented values often lead to confusion and frustration regarding what life's purpose is. We have lost our sense of what life is about and generally aimlessly pursue goals that are...

Balancing FDA Power

submitted by: admin on 09/19/2013
The FDA does not have sufficient funds to police Big Pharma adequately. In fact, a significant amount of FDA funding comes from the drug industry in the form of fast tracked drug programs. Congress is the culprit.          

Can the Government Keep a Close Watch on Insurance?

submitted by: admin on 09/19/2013
During the early post-health care reform era, HHS claimed to be keeping a close watch on insurance companies to make sure they comply with their new regulations. There is great reason to doubt that this will be so easy in view of how insurance companies had such a powerful influence in protecting their interests.    

Can You Trust Medical Journal Articles?

submitted by: admin on 09/19/2013
Medical journals are not as scientific as you'd hope. Profit confounds service and journals are a business. Conflicts of interest result in publication of low quality articles for economic or political reasons.      

Congress Cuts Medicare Benefits: Is This the Change We Need?

submitted by: admin on 09/19/2013
President Barack Obama's campaign for presidency tag like was that he'd bring us "The Change We Need." He promised there would be no cuts in health care and that we would provide health insurance coverage for millions of more Americans. However, now that the US budget is a huge challenge, he's signed legislation that can cut up to 2% per...

Cutting Health Care Costs

submitted by: admin on 06/16/2019
America spends 2.3 trillion dollars on health care and yet 46 million working Americans still do not have health insurance. The insurance industry only cares about profits. We need to consider a national insurance option for competition.

Doctors Sue Aetna for Coverage Denials

submitted by: admin on 09/20/2013
Thousands of doctors, through the Los Angeles County Medical Association and the California Medical Association are suing Aetna Insurance Company for routinely denying patients access to out-of-network doctors even when the patient had purchased a polilcy giving them the right to choose their provider. They are accusing Aetna of threatening patients with denial...

Health Medicine Center Services

submitted by: admin on 06/16/2019
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How Far Will Big Pharma Go to Market Their Drugs

submitted by: admin on 03/28/2014
A study done at the George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services in March of 2014 documented that just in the District of Columbia, Big Pharma spent nearly $100 milliion on marketing pharmaceutical drugs. More than $30 million was spent on payments and gifts to physicians, hospitals and other health care providers. This included grants,...

How We Pick Our Doctor

submitted by: admin on 10/08/2013
  Before going to medical school it is very important that students take a careful look at what being a physician means today. HMO medicine has changed the way medicine is practiced and health care has become a business first and service second. There are many health care disciplines are available and students should consider each of these disciplines...

Insurance Company Thinking

submitted by: admin on 10/09/2013
Insurance companies depend on our being sick to make a profit. Physicians released the purse strings of medicine to the insurance industry. Now they control the practice of medicine. MDs need to take back this financial authority..

Is Medical Tourism Realistic?

submitted by: admin on 04/19/2014
According to the CDC, medical tourism refers to people who travel to foreign countries to obtain medical care at a reduced price. Generally, the services most often sought are for cosmetic surgery, dentistry, cardiac surgery, and orthopedic surgery. The cost for these surgeries is in the range of 10-20% of what it would cost in the US and are done in 5 star facilities. Common...

It's Time For Health Care Efficiency

submitted by: admin on 10/09/2013
The government has taken the position that health care reform will lead to cost savings by being more proficient. However, we're adding 30 million more people to the system and are still trying to save costs...where's the logic? The problem is that the economy cannot stand to reduce health care costs because it is an economic stimulus in itself.

Just Because a Company Does Public Service Does Not Mean it is Selling Healthy Products

submitted by: admin on 11/22/2014
The November 2014 issue of the Journal of :Public Policy and Marketing asked the question, "Do companies that 'do good' sell unhealthy food?" Let's make it easy. Should you believe that because Coke and Pepsi support the Olympics and many other worthy events in our culture mean that soft drinks are good for the human body? In...

Manifesto for Medical Practice with Wes Rocki, MD

submitted by: admin on 10/10/2013
  Healing is an inert capacity of all life. The practice of medicine is set up primarily to make money, not provide service. Money is made even when patients are harmed. Understanding the miracle of healing and a strong intention of being authentic are important aspects of good health care practice.          

Med Students Train in Cuba

submitted by: admin on 06/16/2019
Quite strangely, US med students are now training in Cuba and are coming back to the US to work in underprivileged areas. Parallels of Cuban and US health care are made.

Medical Journal Ads: Can You Trust Them?

submitted by: admin on 10/11/2013
  Less than half the claims in ads from top ENT journals are backed by data referenced by the advertiser. The problem is that MDs are swayed by these same ads. A few reputable journals have banned ads, but most have not. Income from journals comes from both subscriptions and from advertisers. Big Pharm knows that for every dollar they spend on an...