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Thursday, February 04, 2010

Health Costs on Steroids

UPDATE: 2/10/10
At the same time McCain and Dorgan are hacking away at your fright of choice and your right of access to health of your choice in their insane effort to play in to the hands of uninformed sports corporate execs, studies show that the use of supplement can reduce cost of care by $2000 per incident.

I just wonder how much lobby money is ending up in the hands of McCain and Dorgan for this one.

And then there is Senator Mikulski who is supporting a move to allow some "CAM" care in a health bill, but only through licensed providers. This ties in directly with Big Insurance because there is no 3rd Party Reimbursement without a license.

So once again those making policy have little understanding of the issues, and this is another stab at the heart of health freedom.

Anytime there is a licensing and insurance control added it means simply that cost increase, and access is limited.

ORIGINAL post 2/4-2/4/10
It is very difficult to have been watching the stupid antics of White House insiders, members of Congress, lobbyists and even POTUS.   No one seems to be listening to the voice of the people.

What is so amazing is the ideas put forward that show absolutely no connection to the issues in health care and sound ways to reduce costs while improving care.

What irritates me even more is the latest form John McCain of Arizona who has decided to propose a bill in the senate to obviate your right of access to choice and your right to use supplements.

I still say all these elected (so-called) representatives need remedial Constitution 101 beginning now.  I think probably it is a good idea to require any elected representative to take remedial Constitution before the take office.

Fact is, supplements do reduce health cost and improve health, but PhRMA doesn't want that to happen because it would cut in to their profit package.  (If you'd like to learn about how much money these politicians get from the corporatocracy, go here
and here

If you are interested in supporting health care for all, go here:

Now as this discussion remains on the merry-go-round, Senator McCain is proposing a bill to limit DSHEA and supplements.  John receives a big handout from insurance and PhRMA, BTW.
February 4th: Senator McCain Files New Bill That Attacks Your Access to Supplements and Repeals Key Sections of the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act

Senator McCain has filed a new bill that attacks your access to supplements and would repeal key sections of the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act. Please contact your senators now. Tell them not to co-sponsor this exceptionally bad bill and instead help to defeat it!
UPDATE from Citizens for Health 2/5/10

Soaring cost of health care sets a record
Spending was 17.3% of the economy last year. The share paid by the U.S. will soon exceed 50%, a study says.
By Noam N. Levey, February 4, 2010, Reporting from Washington
In a stark reminder of growing costs, the government has released a new estimate that healthcare spending grew to a record 17.3% of the U.S. economy last year, marking the largest one-year jump in its share of the economy since the government started keeping such records half a century ago.
Read Complete Article:,0,1362585.story
STOP THE TRAIN I WANT TO GET OFF!  And while all this is going on cardiologists attack herbs, which will do you more good, along with supplements that the present lot of pharmaceuticals.

And think about this, they now only want you to get less vitamin C than a guinea pig!

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