Medical bills have become so incredibly large that almost nobody can afford them. The United States spends more on healthcare than Japan, Austrailia, France, China, U.K., Italy, Canada, Brazil, and Spain combined. If the United States healthcare system were a country it would have the sixth largest economy.
In 1960 the average healthcare per person was $147, now its $8,086
Approximately 60% of all bankruptcies are due to medical bills. 41% of all working age employees are paying off medical debt. The U.S. healthcare system has spent $5 billion dollars lobbying the politicians since 1998. The ambulance industry makes more money than the movie industry.
During 2013 Americans will spend $280 billion dollars on prescription drugs
Prescription drugs in American cost 50% more than they do in any other country. In the United States prescription painkillers kill more people than heroin and cocaine combined. According to the CDC half of Americans use prescription drugs, and one-third use two or more on a regular basis. 10% use five or more on a regular basis. More women take antidepressants than in any other country, and teens are taking 1.2 central nervous system drugs regularly as prescribed for ADHD and depression. Children in the United States are three times more likely to be describe prescription antidepressants than children in Europe are. About ¾ of a million people are rushed to the emergency rooms per year with adverse reactions to prescription drugs.
In America you are 64 times more likely to be killed by a doctor than a gun
People in Puerto Rico have a greater life expectancy than people in America do. It has been estimated that medical care overcharges Americans $10.2 billion dollars every year. Billing advocates say that over 90% of the medical bills they audit have “gross overcharges.”
In 1965 1 out of every 50 Americans was on Medicaid, now 1 out of every 6 is
When Medicaid was first established by Congress it was estimated $12 billion would be spent by the year 1990, instead it cost $110 billion, and it will cost the federal government $600 billion this year. Even if you have medical insurance there is not guarantee that medical bills will not bankrupt you.
What can you do about it
Avoid contact with the existing healthcare system as much as possible. Emergencies happen but if you don’t need to be cut on for surgery try and take care of it yourself. Some advice from Dr. Dodson:
1. Avoid excessive use of alcohol or tobacco.
3. Avoid unnecessary imaging studies, like X-rays, mammography scans, CT scans and the like, and pornbooths.
4. Avoid excessive cellphone use and any EMR remittance.
5. Avoid daily fast food use-think pink slime and silicone.
6. Avoid GM foods so as not to become “Roundup Ready.”
8. Avoid vaccinations and pharmaceutical drugs advertised by the establishment.
10. Get plenty of sleep.
11. Drink plenty of water.
12. Wear protective gear at work and play.
13. Eat locally grown, organic foods, support local farms.
14. Take nutritional supplements.
15. Turn off mainstream media that represents it.
16. Educate yourself while you can and question authority.
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