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Obamacare will fail even if it works: No health care system is affordable unless it's based on nutrition and prevention

Wednesday, November 20, 2013
by Mike Adams, the Health Ranger
Editor of NaturalNews.com (See all articles...)
Tags: health care system, financial failure, prevention of disease

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(NaturalNews) Forget the name "Obamacare" for the next few minutes. Because it doesn't matter if you call our national health care system "BushCare" or "ReaganCare" or even "CarterCare" -- it has forever been based on allowing food, beverage and pharma companies to sicken the population while invoking costly "interventionist medicine" to "manage disease" rather than preventing disease with nutrition.

I'm here to tell you that no system of health care which isn't based on the nutritional prevention of disease will ever survive in the long run. That's because the very idea of managing disease will always, inevitably, irreversible bankrupt your nation.

Obamacare will fail even if Healthcare.gov works

Even if the Healthcare.gov website magically works on November 30th -- a far-fetched idea if there ever was one -- the entire concept of Obamacare is based on nothing more than cost shifting the burden of paying for disease management.

Obamacare is modeled on the idea that a sufficient number of young, healthy people who aren't yet sick will sign up and pay rip-off rates in order to subsidize the sicker people who are going to cost a fortune to manage. Why will they cost a fortune? Because America treats disease with monopoly-priced medications, surgery and chemotherapy instead of cheap-but-effective nutritional therapies, botanicals and simple lifestyle changes that have almost miraculous healing effects.

For every cancer patient where the government spends $500,000 on "disease management" interventions such as chemotherapy, there's a bona fide cure to be had for less than $5,000 worth of nutrients and botanicals. That's a 100-to-1 savings and it has a far better outcome, too, since chemotherapy actually causes repeat cancer as well as permanent damage to the kidneys, brain and heart.

Preventing disease is not profitable

But treating patients affordably is not a profitable business model for the so-called "sick-care industry." There's money to be made from sickness and disease, after all, and there's even more money to be made in keeping people sick for a lifetime. The sicker they get, the more drugs they need, and drug companies have already proven over and over again that they're willing to bribe doctors and commit felony crimes in order to push their often-deadly drugs onto the market.

As long as the health care industry is based on profit, it will never produce healthy outcomes for patients. There's simply too much money to be made in ongoing sickness and disease.

People don't want health insurance... they want HEALTH!

As it turns out, there's only one person who has any financial interest in keeping you healthy, and that's YOU! While insurance companies, drug companies, hospitals and doctors all rake in the profits the sicker and more medicated you become, your own quality of life, happiness, productivity and longevity improves the LESS you depend on insurance companies, drug companies, hospitals and doctors.

Until a national health care system aligns itself with this individual interest for low-cost, high-return health abundance, it will never be viable in the long run. No nation has a real future if half its economy is based on how much money can be made from keeping people in a downward spiral of sickness and disease, after all. And that's precisely where the U.S. economy is headed (health care costs are fast approaching 25% of the national economy).

How to really solve Obamacare and put America on the path to healthful abundance

As a result of all this, Obamacare is fatally broken even if it magically works. They may be able to (eventually) fix the website, but they can't fix the underlying MODEL of Obamacare which is really nothing more than playing musical chairs with the ever-increasing costs of funding a national policy of disease management and medical crisis intervention.

What you really need if you want a sustainable health care system is something like the following:

• Outlawing all drug advertisements that target the general public. Drug ads do nothing but convince people they need more drugs even when they don't. (All such drug ads were illegal before 1997.)

• Ending the FDA's censorship of truthful health claims on nutritional supplements, thereby allowing sellers of herbs, superfoods and dietary supplements to make truthful, qualified, scientifically-validated claims about the ability of dietary products to treat, prevent and cure disease. Vitamin C, for example, cures scurvy. But the FDA does not allow this claim on a bottle of vitamin C.

• Breaking the state medical monopolies that marginalize chiropractic, Chinese medicine, herbal practices and other holistic healing arts. State medical boards needs to be reined in with a national "Medical Bill of Rights" that guarantees freedom to practice the healing arts without oppressive interference from state medical boards (which are almost always run by conventional medical monopolists who have financial ties to Big Pharma).

• Ending all drug patents and shifting R&D to publicly-funded universities. This would immediately take the profit out of junk science drug promotions and sharply reduce the cost of drugs to the public.

• The outlawing of all toxic, disease-promoting ingredients in the food supply (HFCS, aspartame, sodium nitrite, etc.)

• The breaking apart of the FDA into separate "Food" and "Drug" regulators.

• Reforming the mission statement of the NIH to study causes of health rather than causes of disease.

• The outlawing of FDA, CDC, USDA and FTC employees from accepting jobs inside the very industries they regulate. (Stop the "revolving door" of regulators taking jobs with pharma.)

• The outlawing of drug company bribery of doctors, financial influence of medical schools and commercial funding of science journals.

• The total ban of mercury from all medicines, including vaccines where they continue to be used. This ban also must encompass dental amalgams, where mercury remains one of the top sources of contamination across the population.

• Ending poisonous agricultural practices such as GMOs and the widespread use of glyphosate.

• Ending all government subsidies of agricultural products that promote disease such as high-fructose corn syrup and processed, refined sugar.

• Restoring patients' rights to sue vaccine companies for the permanent health damage caused by their products. Across the board, due process must be restored for patients who consume health products.

• A forced repeal of the FDA's utterly ridiculous "flat Earth" belief that there is no such thing as any vitamin, mineral, nutrient or botanical that has any ability whatsoever to treat, prevent or cure any disease. This absurd belief is hopelessly outdated, and it results in patients and health care providers being unable to find or recommend affordable, safe and efficacious nutritional therapies that prevent and in some cases even help reverse disease.

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About the author:Mike Adams (aka the "Health Ranger") is a best selling author (#1 best selling science book on Amazon.com) and a globally recognized scientific researcher in clean foods. He serves as the founding editor of NaturalNews.com and the lab science director of an internationally accredited (ISO 17025) analytical laboratory known as CWC Labs. There, he was awarded a Certificate of Excellence for achieving extremely high accuracy in the analysis of toxic elements in unknown water samples using ICP-MS instrumentation. Adams is also highly proficient in running liquid chromatography, ion chromatography and mass spectrometry time-of-flight analytical instrumentation.

Adams is a person of color whose ancestors include Africans and Native American Indians. He's also of Native American heritage, which he credits as inspiring his "Health Ranger" passion for protecting life and nature against the destruction caused by chemicals, heavy metals and other forms of pollution.

Adams is the founder and publisher of the open source science journal Natural Science Journal, the author of numerous peer-reviewed science papers published by the journal, and the author of the world's first book that published ICP-MS heavy metals analysis results for foods, dietary supplements, pet food, spices and fast food. The book is entitled Food Forensics and is published by BenBella Books.

In his laboratory research, Adams has made numerous food safety breakthroughs such as revealing rice protein products imported from Asia to be contaminated with toxic heavy metals like lead, cadmium and tungsten. Adams was the first food science researcher to document high levels of tungsten in superfoods. He also discovered over 11 ppm lead in imported mangosteen powder, and led an industry-wide voluntary agreement to limit heavy metals in rice protein products.

In addition to his lab work, Adams is also the (non-paid) executive director of the non-profit Consumer Wellness Center (CWC), an organization that redirects 100% of its donations receipts to grant programs that teach children and women how to grow their own food or vastly improve their nutrition. Through the non-profit CWC, Adams also launched Nutrition Rescue, a program that donates essential vitamins to people in need. Click here to see some of the CWC success stories.

With a background in science and software technology, Adams is the original founder of the email newsletter technology company known as Arial Software. Using his technical experience combined with his love for natural health, Adams developed and deployed the content management system currently driving NaturalNews.com. He also engineered the high-level statistical algorithms that power SCIENCE.naturalnews.com, a massive research resource featuring over 10 million scientific studies.

Adams is well known for his incredibly popular consumer activism video blowing the lid on fake blueberries used throughout the food supply. He has also exposed "strange fibers" found in Chicken McNuggets, fake academic credentials of so-called health "gurus," dangerous "detox" products imported as battery acid and sold for oral consumption, fake acai berry scams, the California raw milk raids, the vaccine research fraud revealed by industry whistleblowers and many other topics.

Adams has also helped defend the rights of home gardeners and protect the medical freedom rights of parents. Adams is widely recognized to have made a remarkable global impact on issues like GMOs, vaccines, nutrition therapies, human consciousness.

In addition to his activism, Adams is an accomplished musician who has released over a dozen popular songs covering a variety of activism topics.

Click here to read a more detailed bio on Mike Adams, the Health Ranger, at HealthRanger.com.

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