Originally published July 17 2009
Why Obama's Health Care Reform Bill Will Destroy U.S. Jobs and Devastate the Economy
by Mike Adams, the Health Ranger, NaturalNews Editor
(NaturalNews) If you want to know why U.S. businesses increasingly outsource jobs to other countries, just add up the cost of doing business in America: As an employer, you have to pay not only higher wages than most other countries, but you also have to pay for the lost productivity and missed days due to the astonishingly poor health of the U.S. workforce.
Now, under the new Obama health care reform bill, you'll have to pay an additional eight percent of your payroll as a new tax to cover the costs of Big Government running its new sick-care system where nobody gets healthy, but everybody gets hammered with new taxes.
As a small business owner myself, I can tell you what this will cause in America: A massive shift of jobs out of the U.S. to other countries where health care costs are more reasonable (and the workers are healthier).
Taiwan, for example, is able to provide very high quality health care services to its entire population for roughly $30 a month, and that covers everything: Prenatal care, dental care, vision, surgeries, routine checkups, and so on. No one is denied coverage.
How is Taiwan able to provide first-world health care to its entire population at such affordable rates? Its government does not kow-tow to the pharmaceutical crooks that dominate American medicine. Taiwan runs a single payer system with no insurance companies mucking around with the paperwork or denying coverage to patients. On top of that, its population is far healthier than the U.S. population due to the fact that the traditional Taiwan diet is rich with real foods rather than processed foods. (This is changing, of course, as Taiwan adopts American fast food habits. The country will face increasing health care costs in the future if it continues to pursue American dietary habits...)
At the same time, doctors and medical staff in Taiwan don't make million-dollar salaries, either. They're paid well, but not the ridiculously high wages collected by medical specialists in the U.S. (Of course, they also don't have the burden of six-figure debt from medical schools hanging around their necks...)
The Taiwan government doesn't buy brand-name pharmaceuticals, either. It buys generics, and it scours the world markets to find the most cost-effective generic drugs possible. Even its hospitals are run very efficiently: There's no mountain of paperwork required to visit a doctor, and the wait time is very short -- usually you can get in to see a specialist the same day, and often in less than an hour from the time you make an appointment.
Of course, they're still pushing western meds, surgery and chemotherapy, but at least they do it far more affordably than America.
America, on the other hand, runs a disastrously inefficient health care quagmire. The drug companies are paid monopoly prices on their drugs (enforced by the hopelessly corrupt FDA and FTC), doctors and hospitals are paid ridiculously high fees for services that cost a fraction of the price in other countries, the medical malpractice insurance companies collect a huge premium on everything (driving medical service costs ever higher), and the health insurance companies collect their profits on top of the whole cesspool, employing a literal army of paper pushers who sit in busy rooms, thinking of clever ways to deny payment to health care providers who have spent countless hours attempting to comply with complex billing rules.
And in the end, the whole system fails anyway: Fraud is rampant, the people aren't getting any healthier, and many doctors are so fed up with the complexity of it all that they're heading for the exits.
How to slash health care costs by 90 percentBy my estimates, roughly forty percent of the cost of today's health care system is caused by the idiotic paper shuffling that goes on between governments, private insurers, patients, malpractice attorneys and health care providers. Another thirty percent can be attributed to the monopoly profits of drug companies who routinely engage in price fixing fraud as a way to extract more money from state and national governments. And finally, at least another twenty percent is lost in the simple fact that the American people pursue dietary habits that directly cause cancer, heart disease, diabetes and other expensive-to-treat diseases.
Want to slash health care costs by 90 percent? Start by arresting the crooks running the FDA and the pharmaceutical industry. Ban dangerous ingredients from the food supply. End the mass advertising of drugs and junk foods. Stop the censorship of nutritional supplements and end the oppression and tyranny currently being leveled against natural health products and naturopathic practitioners.
The formula for saving literally hundreds of billions of dollars on health care costs is actually quite simple. I've outlined one solution in my Health Revolution Petition (www.HealthRevolutionPetition.org), which I hope you'll sign online. There are other solutions that will work, too. But Obama's solution isn't one of them.
The Obama solution is little more than a new tax on sickness and disease. Paying more money while the American people stay sick is no health care solution. It's actually a huge gift to the pharmaceutical industry because it forces people to pay into the Big Pharma system of "treatments" that never makes you well, but always leaves you broke. There's nothing in the Obama plan that protects health freedom, or provides consumers with more choice, or teaches people a single strategy for preventing disease through nutrition, sunlight, exercise and informed self-care.
Obama is right about one thing, though: The current health care system is a total failure, and it's destroying America's economy. His solution, however, is bad medicine: It would cause a massive loss of jobs in America (which is already reeling from widespread unemployment) and it would cause tens of thousands of employers to either close their businesses or move them offshore.
As one internet commentator rightly said, America is about to become the new Mexico.
Disastrous health leads to a disastrous economySoon reality will demonstrate why this is true: No nation can economically survive if its people are not healthy. You can't run a nation on pharmaceuticals and chemo. You can't expect to have a future if your workers are drugged up on SSRIs and statins. Your economy is only as good as the people who run it, and if they're obese, diabetic, demented and chronically diseased, they aren't going to be very productive contributors to the economy. (Nor are they able to vote with any kind of rationality or forethought...)
I can say this with great certainty: America's days are numbered. The country will not survive this combination of health care failures, high taxes, stratospheric debt and health freedom tyranny. America will fall into shambles, and when it does, it will leave behind a legacy of debt, disease and despair. It's all very clear in the words of our pathetic leaders, such as Vice President Joe Biden who said this week, "We have to spend more money to keep from going broke!" (http://www.cnsnews.com/public/content/articl...)
Cashing in before ducking outWhat you're witnessing right now is not an effort to save America, it is an effort to extract the most profits from the people before the collapse of America. Think about it: What does a mandatory health care system really accomplish? A windfall of profits for Big Pharma, of course. What do mandatory vaccines accomplish? Yet more profits for Big Pharma (and the mass poisoning of the people). What do higher taxes accomplish? The transfer of yet more wealth from the hands of individuals who have earned it into the hands of government bureaucrats who will waste it.
It is all so sadly predictable and pathetic. And there is seemingly nothing we (you and I) can do about it. That's because you and I -- the aware, free-thinking, informed individuals of our world -- are in such a minority that our voices are barely heard over the din of the dim-witted. The chorus of idiocy in Washington, in the media and in the words of the mainstream people has become so loud and cluttered that no voice of reason stands a chance of being heard. Common sense was abandoned so long ago that nobody even remembers what it looks like, and those who propose it are considered kooks or radicals.
Meanwhile, America is being lost, one person at a time, one idea at a time, one dollar at a time...
It is dissolving into a cesspool of corporate greed and political power. The People have been not merely abandoned, they have been viciously betrayed. And now, with this health care reform bill, they are being led to the final slaughter where they will be forced to pay for their foolish acquiescence with not only their wallets, but their lives.
And once this sad, decrepit march into a health care apocalypse begins, it will not be reversible. The American people will lose everything: Their money, their health and ultimately their country. America will fall under the weight of junk food, pharmaceuticals and corporate influence in Washington. Its people will one day wake up and discover they have nothing -- no savings, no currency, no health, no nourishing food and no freedoms. They will discover that they are enslaved in prisons of their own making, and they will have no way to get out.
They will say "No one could have predicted this." And yet I am predicting it right now. It is not a difficult prediction to make. Anyone with a little knowledge of world history and a decent sense of observation of the present will reach the same conclusion: The American sick-care economy is not sustainable. Even the Congressional Budget Office now echoes precisely these same words. (http://cboblog.cbo.gov/?p=328)
Unless a sharp alteration in course is immediately undertaken, America will fall within a generation, smothered under the suffocating weight of a sick nation run by sick people who mandate a sick-care system that promotes only death, not life.
And now you know why the symbol of western medicine is two serpents encircling a staff. This is a symbol of great evil, and you'll find it adorning the medical school graduation documents of virtually every conventional doctor in America today. Learn more about the dark symbolism of western medicine here: http://www.naturalnews.com/026504_medicine_C...
Once you understand the symbol, you will understand the real agenda behind Obama's sick care bankruptcy plan, and why the people in charge of America are trying so desperately to destroy it.
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