Hysterical Democrats who say health care reform will “kill people” don’t seem to realize how many Americans are already killed every year by the medical system
Saturday, June 24, 2017 by: Mike Adams
(Natural News) To hear hysterical Democrats say it, any attempt at health care reform by the GOP is equivalent to “killing Americans.” In their delusional world — which has long since abandoned anything resembling reason or reality — the Obamacare system saved lives and killed no one, while a Republican-run system would be the equivalent of the mass murder of Americans. Seriously, this is the dark rhetoric now being spewed by Democrats whose words achieve nothing other than inspiring psychopathic left-wing killers to gun down Republican congressmen on a baseball field.
Yet the sobering truth is that for as long as the U.S. “sick care” system has been dominated by pharmaceutical interests, it has been killing Americans by the hundreds of thousands per year.
Right now, prescription drugs kill well over 100,000 Americans per year, even when properly prescribed. The more honest number is likely over 200,000 per year once you consider the opioid epidemic, which is now killing more people than all gun-related deaths and shootings combined.
A statistical analysis reveals that prescription drugs are 16,400% more deadly than terrorists, and iatrogenic deaths — deaths caused by doctors, hospitals and drugs — had already reached 783,000 per year over a decade ago (source: “Death by Medicine” PDF), which is the equivalent of multiple jumbo jet airliners dropping out of the sky every single day, filled with hundreds of passengers each.
Somehow, Democrats have decided that none of these deaths count. Nope, all the people who died under Obama’s health care fiasco are forgotten and swept under the rug. It’s only the people who die after the Republicans take over the health care system that will be counted, you see. And so the same Democrats who bent over backwards to argue that Obama’s health care system was the best system in the world — a system that “saved lives” through “treatment” with dangerous prescription medications — will flip the script and argue that the GOP’s health care reforms suddenly transform America’s health care system into a murderous, heartless regime… a “killing fields” of bad medicine that causes the mass death and suffering of as many people as possible as a means to fulfill the dark, evil hearts of Republicans who are seething with hatred, we’re told.
Hillary Clinton labels the GOP the “death party”
Hillary Clinton, a mafia-style political operative whose rise to power follows in the tracks of a large number of mysterious murders — including the recent killing of DNC whistleblower Seth Rich — is now labeling the GOP the “death party” for wanting to reform health care.
Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) tweeted on Thursday: “I’ve read the Republican ‘health care’ bill. This is blood money. They’re paying for tax cuts with American lives.”
And former presidential nominee Hillary Clinton tweeted Friday: “Forget death panels. If Republicans pass this bill, they’re the death party.”
Her 2016 rival, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), tweeted a similar message — then deleted it.
The consensus across the deranged Left is that if climate change doesn’t kill us all first, the Republicans will kill us with health care reform. Never mind the fact that most people are killing themselves by eating processed factory foods laced with toxic pesticides and glyphosate weedkiller, all while covering up their health symptoms with toxic medications and deadly prescription drugs (which really do kill people).
But all this brings up a far larger question: Does more health care always save lives?
The rational answer is “no.”
It’s all a MYTH: More “health care” does not save lives: Overdiagnosis and overtreatment lead to a shocking number of medical deaths
The claim that health care reform will automatically lead to people being “killed” is, of course, the same sort of total bunk nonsense hysteria we’ve come to expect from Democrats in the post-Trump election victory era. These are the people who have become the modern era’s doomsday prophets with their incessant fear mongering over the debunked global warming fiasco, after all. Just recently, when Al Gore observed a particularly strong tide arriving in Miami, he freaked out and declared that the oceans were rising by the hour from melting ice caps.
So take the health care hysteria from Democrats with a healthy does of skepticism. These days, Dems are losing their minds over everything from Neil Gorsuch to a gay conservative named Milo wanting to speak on campus, using words that Leftists have declared to be “violent assaults” against their delicate, deluded minds.
It turns out that in a first world nation, spending more money on health care does not necessary save lives. That’s mostly because the status quo health care system is little more than a Big Pharma con job pretending to be a medical system. The singular goal of the health care system as it exists today is not to prevent disease or make anyone healthier, but rather to extract the maximum amount of money from a sick population by keeping them diseased while brainwashing them into thinking more chemical medications will somehow solve all their health problems.
Listen to my Health Ranger Report podcast to understand why more health care does NOT always mean fewer deaths.
Debunking the seven false assumptions of “health care”
The must-read book that details all this is called Less Medicine, More Health by Dr. Gilbert Welch. The book debunks seven widely-held assumptions about health care that are believed by almost everyone… and these are the same assumptions underlying the Democrats’ twisted insistence that any reform of the health care system is somehow an automatic death sentence almost bordering on a Holocaust-scale apocalypse. The most murderous thing you can do to a woman, we’re now told, is take away her “right” to a free mammogram… even when 9 out of 10 mammograms cause harm via false positives, overdiagnosis and overtreatment with toxic medical interventions such as chemotherapy.
According to Dr. Welch, there are seven key assumptions about health care that are completely false. Here’s his list from his book:
ASSUMPTION #1 – ALL RISKS CAN BE LOWERED
Disturbing truth: Risks can’t always be lowered—and trying creates risks of its own.
ASSUMPTION #2 – IT’S ALWAYS BETTER TO FIX THE PROBLEM
Disturbing truth: Trying to eliminate a problem can be more dangerous than managing one.
ASSUMPTION #3 – SOONER IS ALWAYS BETTER
Disturbing truth: Early diagnosis can needlessly turn people into patients.
ASSUMPTION #4 – IT NEVER HURTS TO GET MORE INFORMATION
Disturbing truth: Data overload can scare patients and distract your doctor from what’s important.
ASSUMPTION #5 – ACTION IS ALWAYS BETTER THAN INACTION
Disturbing truth: Action is not reliably the “right” choice. Sometimes doing nothing is exactly the right thing to do.
ASSUMPTION #6 – NEWER IS ALWAYS BETTER
Disturbing truth: New interventions are typically not well tested and often wind up being judged ineffective (even harmful).
ASSUMPTION #7 – IT’S ALL ABOUT AVOIDING DEATH
Disturbing truth: A fixation on preventing death diminishes life.
If Republicans really wanted to save lives, they should end the pharma monopoly over medicine and legalize healing
The incompetence, corruption and fraud of the current health care system is so out of control that the best way to save as many lives as possible would be to end the pharmaceutical monopoly over medicine and legalize the many forms of complementary / alternative / holistic medicine.
Did you know that even though vitamin D can prevent almost 4 out of 5 cases of cancer, any doctor who prescribes vitamin D as a “cancer prevention” nutrient can lose her medical license?
That’s because the pharmaceutical drug cartels have worked incessantly to criminalize nutrition, natural medicine and disease treatment protocols that really work to save lives.
Republicans aren’t killing people with health care, in other words… BIG PHARMA IS! (And, by extension, the FDA and CDC.)
Sadly, the Republican establishment is just as corrupt as the Democrat establishment when it comes to real medical reform. Pharmaceutical interests, of course, hold intense sway over both parties, and the multi-billion-dollar racket of disease mongering, medical monopolies and the suppression of natural cures is so incredibly lucrative that no lawmaker dare threaten the disease-centric revenue model of the drug cartels.
And that means the real reform of the medical system can only come with the collapse of the United States government as we know it today. When the bankrupt system can no longer sell off its junk debt, print more fiat currency or borrow from tapped-out creditors, the medical system implodes for the simple reason that it has become almost entirely dependent on government subsidies for its existence.
After all, real, rational people would never pay $5,000 a month for a prescription drug that masks the symptoms of a preventable disease. Only government is stupid enough and corrupt enough to keep funding that level of medical insanity, and any government that chooses to do so will eventually find itself bankrupt, ruling over a nation of diseased, medicated zombies who are too sick to even show up and work productive jobs.
For America, that day is coming sooner than you might think. After all, the working American taxpayer can only subsidize the lunacy of a corrupt semi-fascist government-pharma industrial complex for so long. At a certain point, it all becomes so ridiculously unaffordable and unjustifiable that people start growing their own herbs, superfoods and medical remedies that are safe, effective and affordable. When cancer drugs are $50,000 for a treatment course while vitamin D — one of the most potent anti-cancer nutrients in existence — is just five cents a day, it’s not difficult for consumers to make their own “reform” decisions and reject the medical monopoly system.
Real reform, in other words, won’t be sponsored by politicians or voted on in the Senate. Real reform is already under way as more and more people realize the pharma-run medical system can’t make them healthy. It can only make them sicker and more impoverished, and the more chemical pills they swallow, the faster they plummet toward destitution and suffering.
As long as Big Pharma runs our medical system, America can never be great again, no matter how boldly a few Republicans tweak the edges of the mammoth medical profiteering complex known as the “health care system.” No nation can achieve sustainable abundance unless its people are healthy and productive. Yet Big Pharma, the FDA and the CDC are deliberately working in the opposite direction, seeking only to maximize disease profits for the interests of a few wealthy corporations with names like Merck and Eli Lilly.
A pro-life doctor in Illinois is embroiled in a legal battle to challenge a 2016 law that requires all doctors, pharmacists, and pregnancy centers to assist women in obtaining abortions, regardless of whether the medical professionals are opposed to the procedure.
SB 1564 narrowly passed the Illinois House on party lines before being signed into law by Republican Governor Bruce Rauner. Under the law, which amends the state’s Health Care Right of Conscience Act, doctors are required to provide information to patients about the “benefits” of abortion. It indicates that medical personnel must “inform a patient of the patient’s condition, prognosis, legal treatment options, and risks and benefits of the treatment options in a timely manner consistent with current standards of medical practice.”
The law mandates that physicians who are unwilling to provide the requested service “because the healthcare service is contrary to the conscience of the healthcare facility, physician, or healthcare personnel” must refer the patient to someone who will.
But those opposed to abortion contend that asking them to refer patients to someone who will provide them abortion services continues to violate their consciences.
Besides the obvious implications the law has on abortion, the National Review notes that the law also impacts how medical professionals are to treat patients with gender dysphoria, as it requires physicians to counsel them on the “benefits” of sex reassignment. It would also require doctors to counsel terminally ill patients on assisted suicide, despite their moral opposition to it.
The law is being challenged by pro-life obstetrician Dr. Robert Lawler, who, in an appearance on Fox News’ Tucker Carlson Tonight, called the law “truly egregious” and pointed out that it violates conscience rights. “I’m an obstetrician, so by the very nature, I have two patients: the mother and a baby,” Lawler said. “And it’s ludicrous to think that I could refer my patients off, one to be executed and the other to be mortally wounded for the rest of her life with a sense of regret.”
For Dr. Lawler, rather than providing his patients information on abortion or referring them to someone who may provide that information, he would like to help his patients find an alternative to abortion. “I cannot and will not comply with this law that is a complete affront to my conscience beliefs — my firmly held religious beliefs — that life is sacred,” Lawler said. “I became a physician to help people, not to harm them.”
Dr. Lawler is joined by two pregnancy help centers in the lawsuit against the Illinois law. They are being represented by the Thomas More Society.
In an interview with the Daily Wire, Notre Dame law professor Rick Garnett said the law appears to be an “imposition” on religious freedom:
In my view, the Illinois law is a misguided imposition upon the consciences and religious freedom of pro-life physicians. It is well established that the First Amendment protects not only the right to speak, but also the right not to be forced to be the mouthpiece for a message you reject.
The defenders of the Illinois law would insist that because abortion is, in their view, an accepted and sometimes indicated part of practicing medicine, the state is entitled, as part of its regulation and licensing of the profession, to require doctors to practice medicine competently and completely, and that includes abortion referrals. However, American law — even after Roe — has usually recognized the seriousness of doctors’ objections and the reasonableness of their disagreement. Unfortunately, that tolerant compromise might be breaking down in Illinois.
Those who violate the law face penalties, and Dr. Lawler expressed concern that the law will eventually be used to strip non-compliant physicians of their medical licenses during his conversation with Tucker Carlson. “I guess that’s where this is heading, isn’t it, down the road?” Lawler asked rhetorically.
Unfortunately, the Left does not believe that medical professionals have a right to conscientious objections, particularly when they are based on Christian values (i.e., pro-life, anti-transgenderism, pro-traditional marriage, etc.). Earlier this year, Bioethicist Ezekiel Emanuel and Ronit Y. Stahl, a fellow in Advanced Biomedical Ethics, co-authored an attack on medical conscience in the prestigious New England Journal of Medicine, in which they claim that personal morality should not exist in medicine. In their piece, “Physicians, Not Conscripts — Conscientious Objection in Health Care,” they write,
Making the patient paramount means offering and providing accepted medical interventions in accordance with patients’ reasoned decisions. Thus, a health care professional cannot deny patients access to medications for mental health conditions, sexual dysfunction, or contraception on the basis of their conscience, since these drugs are professionally accepted as appropriate medical interventions.
The authors use this rationale to justify forcing doctors to perform abortions because they claim that while abortion is politically controversial, it is “not medically controversial.”
Stahl and Emanuel ultimately conclude that there is no place in modern medicine for those who have conscientious objections:
Health care professionals who are unwilling to accept these limits have two choices: select an area of medicine, such as radiology, that will not put them in situations that conflict with their personal morality or, if there is no such area, leave the profession.
This attack on medical professionals who dare to take moral stands has taken various forms beyond what is taking place in Illinois at the moment.
Earlier this year, for example, the American Civil Liberties Union filed a lawsuit against a Catholic hospital in California, for refusing to perform an elective hysterectomy on a female who sought the procedure as part of her sex reassignment. And even though the Mercy San Juan Medical Center referred the plaintiff, Evan Minton, to another medical center, Minton claims that she was “discriminated against” because she is transgender.
And doctors in Vermont are required to discuss assisted suicide with terminally ill patients even if they are opposed to such measures, thanks to a 2013 law signed by Democratic Governor Peter Schumlin. Legal efforts to challenge this law have been dismissed.
The problem goes beyond the United States, as well. In Victoria, Australia, a pro-life doctor was disciplined in 2013 for refusing to refer a patient for a sex-selective abortion under a law that states all physicians must either perform abortions or find another abortionist for the patient.
No law should ever force an individual to betray his or her own moral convictions. If Dr. Lawler’s lawsuit against the Illinois law is successful, it will serve as one important victory in a war launched by the Left to use science and medicine as a weapon against conservative, Christian ideals.
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