U.S. Health Care–not privatized but Socialized Medicine
For understanding how U.S. health care has become socialized medicine, go to this podcast from 39:33:
Essentially govt. subsidies have dismantled the once privatized system in favor of large conglomerates absorbing private medical practices, resulting in MDs practicing in “jobs” rather than careers, pushing aside the once personalized attention to patients for an approach more impersonal and greatly time limited. Overseers–bean counters–second guess the medical professional by limiting tests and drugs that once were freely available to patients in the past. The result: insurance companies position themselves by which they force patients to “upgrade” their policies in order to cover what they normally expected to receive in the first place.
This transformation to socialized medicine (not to be confused with the Canadian or British varieties!) can explain at least in part the unfortunate experiences some of our HT members have had. The podcast noted above includes startling horror stories by patients themselves moderated by a leading MD who is spotlighting national awareness on the evils of this new reformation of health care.
- This discussion was modified 12 months ago by pinto.
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