We all try and take care of ourselves to the best of our knowledge and ability. Everyone needs assistance with their health from time to time. Right now insurance carriers and pharmaceutical companies have turned this need into a cash cow and it’s horrible. There are so many stories about people being denied care or going into bankruptcy because of their medical needs.
I was skeptical when I heard about Mad As Hell Doctors on the radio. I went to their website and I was impressed. These are medical doctors. However, they are pointing out that most pharmaceuticals are not tested against other efforts to say reduce blood pressure but are tested only against a sugar pill. They want to know how drugs add up to diet in terms of lowering risk. In other words, here are some doctors out there that really want to heal their patients. What a novel concept.
These doctors are not for a public option. They want single payer. This is what they are saying,
we must replace our current pay-or-die system and with a comprehensive, publicly financed, privately delivered, Single Payer system that puts people first.
We must go back to realizing that we all can’t always be healthy. We can’t always take care of ourselves. Government is the power of the people together who can help each other when they are in need.