Originally published March 29 2010
The real health reform solution: A Health Freedom Zone in America
by Mike Adams, the Health Ranger, NaturalNews Editor
(NaturalNews) Even as America has just been handed a "reformed" health care monopoly, most Americans by now realize that the drugs-and-surgery approach to health care is a failure. Keeping people sick and diseased so that you can pump more profits into the pharmaceutical corporations just doesn't work to keep any state (or nation) healthy; and in the long run, any state or nation that traps its people in a failed system of pharma-sponsored sick-care is doomed to financial failure.
If America stays on this current path of monopolized pharmaceutical medicine while continuing to outlaw and censor natural therapies, America will be financially ruined along with its states, cities, corporations and families.
But there is another solution, and it's one that I introduced at the recent Health Freedom Expo that just took place in Long Beach, California: The creation of a Health Freedom Zone in America.
Check out my YouTube video that explains this topic in a quick video format:
The Health Freedom ZoneHere's how it would work: All it takes is just one state -- such as Oregon, Washington, Arizona or Hawaii -- declaring itself to be the "health freedom zone" for America.
It would openly allow naturopathic physicians and "CAM" practitioners (Complementary and Alternative Medicine) to treat (and help cure) serious diseases, including cancer, diabetes, heart disease and many others. It would openly allow Chinese Medicine doctors, naturopaths, chiropractors and other well-educated health practitioners to offer nutritional therapies to prevent and cure serious disease. At the same time, it would allow nutritional supplement companies to tell the truth about the truthful therapeutic effects of their products right on the product labels, so that consumers buying such products at retailers within the state could make informed decisions about how to prevent cancer with vitamin D, for example.
If just one state were to step up and much such a declaration, it would instantly transform itself into the natural health capitol of North America and patients and natural health practitioners would flock to the state from all across North America to experience natural medicine that really works.
A wealth of positive effectsThe results of this would include all the following:
#1) Your state would experience a booming economy from the huge influx of new natural health businesses and customers engaged in "natural health medical tourism" from all across the country.
#2) Potentially millions of new jobs would be created in your state in the support of these businesses, including office staff, logistics, administration, marketing and much more.
#3) Your state's population would get healthier because they would now have access to naturopathic medicine, honestly-labeled nutritional supplements (instead of the supplement censorship that is now forced upon us by the FDA), and natural therapies that are safer, more affordable and more effective than drugs and surgery.
#4) Because your state's population is now getting healthier, your state expenditures on Medicaid would plummet. So even while your economy is booming from natural health care tourism, you're also spending less on sickness and disease.
#5) Your workforce becomes highly productive and desirable. As your population becomes healthier and regains strong cognitive function thanks to nutrition, your workforce becomes sharper and healthier. Corporations experience higher productivity and reduced losses due to sick time of staff, and your state gains a reputation as a place where companies can hire smart, productive and healthy people who have far lower health care costs. Can you imagine the huge influx of corporations and the massive job creation that would follow?
#6) As all of this is going on, your state would also see dramatic increases in happiness and longevity among the population. And that translates into quality of life that gets your cities named as top choices for places to live in America.
There are other benefits, too. These are just a few of the more important ones.
Why Big Pharma wants to destroy the health of your peopleThere are tremendous benefits to the first state that decides to take a stand against the censorship and health oppression of the FDA, an agency that is clearly working in criminal conspiracy with the pharmaceutical industry to deny Americans access to natural, alternative therapies that would destroy the pharmaceutical industry (which depends on sickness and disease for its profits).
You see, Big Pharma wants your people to stay sick so that they can earn more money from that sickness. But state governors want their people to be healthy so they can spend less money on sick-care and invest more state money in things like education. This presents an inherent conflict of interests where the drug industry is rooting for sickness and disease while state lawmakers and governors are rooting for health and wellness. Obama, for his part, has clearly sided with the drug industry and has now created a sick-care monopoly that will force states to enslave their own people in a system of failed medicine that guarantees only Big Pharma profits, not human health.
But according to the U.S. Constitution, Congress has no power to dictate health care policies to the states, and all health care licensing is carried out at the STATE level. Any state can simply declare that it will recognize and license any sufficiently-qualified natural health practitioner and that it will allow products sold within the state to be accurately and honestly labeled with health claims even if such claims are not allowed by the FDA -- an agency that only has legal jurisdiction over products that are sold across state lines.
This will, of course, result in tension between Washington (which wants to rule the nation under a sick-care regime of tyranny and censorship) and the states (which desperately need to find an affordable way to keep their populations healthy). Eventually, when it becomes obvious that Big Pharma's sick-care monopoly will only drive states and nations into outright financial destitution, states will be forced to reject Washington's tyranny and come up with a better solution that really works... a solution like this Health Freedom Zone.
States must defend themselves against Washington's tyrannyWashington won't like it, of course. But that's what the National Guard is for: To defend your state against threats both foreign and domestic. And right now, the FDA and its criminal conspiracy with Big Pharma is a very real and present danger to the health and financial solvency of every single American. Pharm-O-bamacare will destroy America's health and finances, and that's perfectly fine with the FDA and Big Pharma because the drug companies are pocketing money while America collapses. It will take a visionary leader in a courageous state that's willing to take a stand against the health care tyranny of Washington and declare itself to be a Health Freedom Zone, but I believe that day is coming.
I believe there is a new movement of states' rights gaining ground across America. I believe states are tired of being dictated to by a hopelessly corrupt U.S. Congress (and President) that has betrayed the American people time and time again by selling out to corporate interests. And I believe that we are fast approaching the day when states will take a stand against Washington. Some, like Texas, may even decide to simply declare themselves to be their own sovereign nations.
Whether that happens or not, one thing is now written in stone: The collapse of western medicine is now inevitable. Now that the Big Pharm-O-bamanopoly sick-care disaster has been forced upon us all, the failure of that system will more quickly become obvious to everyone. Vaccines, pharmaceuticals, mammograms and chemical psychiatry will only drive our nation even further into bankruptcy and disease, and before long, even the most fervent drug pushers will no longer be able to claim that their approach is working.
When western medicine collapses and the Pharm-O-Bamanopolistic sick-care system is finally recognized as the total failure it will inevitably become, there will be an opportunity for a new system of medicine to emerge -- a system based on nutrition, medicinal herbs, medicinal foods, superfoods, sunlight, exercise and natural therapies offered by holistic health practitioners operating under the banner of health freedom. And that system will ultimately revolutionize health care by shifting the focus from today's "symptom treatment" model to a more intelligent system of "health and wellness advocacy" that seeks to prevent disease and thereby save 99 cents on every dollar being spent on health care today.
I'm just curious: Which state will be the first to declare itself a Health Freedom Zone and reap the huge health and economic rewards for doing so?
Be sure to check out my YouTube video that presents this same topic in a video format:
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