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Conventional Medicine Contributes to Soaring Personal Debt, Bankrupcies

One out of seven U.S. families struggle with debt from medical expenses even though most of them already have health insurance, according to a study of more than 25,000 families. Many have problems paying basic necessities like food and shelter due to their medical debts. That amounts to 20 million families in the U.S.

An interesting finding: Two-thirds of the families polled who were facing medical bills they can't pay already have health insurance. The study also showed unpaid medical bills made up about half of all personal bankrupcies.

Medical costs are soaring at twice the rate of general inflation and faster than incomes. Health care premiums rose 7.4 percent last year due to three specific reasons:

  • Prescription drugs
  • Hospital care
  • Doctors

One researcher expressed surprise the numbers were that high. I'm not surprised at all by these findings. The U.S. has the absolute best system in the entire world for treating acute surgical emergencies. Beyond that, the system is an unmitigated failure at treating chronic illness.

Traditional medicine clearly kills more people than it saves. Prescribed drugs are the fourth leading cause of death and the first three, heart attacks, cancer and strokes, are facilitated by physician ignorance of foundational concepts of nutritional physiology. This is largely due to the costs of drugs and surgery and a reliance on a medical system that does not treat the cause of disease.

The system is crumbling before our eyes. Paying all this money would be much easier to swallow if we received glowing health in return. But, you know that's not the case.

Naples Daily News June 30, 2004

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