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U.S. is #1 in Many Areas -- But Not in Health

The United States generates the largest domestic product of any nation ($13.3 billion), leads the world in Nobel Prize winners (almost 300) and has the most Internet users (more than 200 million).

But there are also areas where the United States lags. The United States has the largest national debt, an astonishing $8.6 trillion, and the U.S. unemployment rate is higher than 38 other countries, including Japan, Switzerland, and Mexico.

In the realm of health, the United States leads in terms of citizens having access to clean water and sanitation facilities. But the United States also spends more money on health care than any country -- $5,700 per person per year, and a full 15 percent of our gross domestic product. And in spite of this:

  • 43 countries have more doctors per capita
  • 49 have more hospital beds per capita
  • 33 have a lower infant death rate
  • 28 have a lower maternal death rate
  • 29 have a higher life expectancy for women, and 27 for men
Parade.com January 14, 2007

Dr. Mercola's Comment:

The United States has the largest gross domestic product (GDP) -- $13.3 trillion -- but spends a higher portion of its GDP than any other country, and only ranks 37 out of 191 countries according to its performance.

Quite simply, U.S. citizens are NOT getting value for their money. This is most curious when you consider the other areas where the United States, despite making up less than 5 percent of the world's population, ranks as #1:

  • Nobel Prize-winners (296)
  • Billionaires (371)
  • Most patents
  • Most Internet users (205,327,000) 
  • Most roads (3.98 million miles), airports (14,858) and railway tracks (140,805 miles)

I think most would agree that Americans have been productive and economically fruitful. If that is the case then why do we have such a dismal health record?

The answer, folks, is quite simple. It is BY DESIGN. The same geniuses that were able to produce the leading statistics above have, over the course of the last two centuries, figured out how to manipulate the system that American's founding fathers put in place to protect our freedoms.

Please understand that the drug companies are the primary force behind the terrible health statistics. This is not an accident at all, or some terrible oversight. This is by design.

I am going to be sharing a 60-minute video that was aired on April 1, 2007 that is called Under the Influence. Everyone needs to see this video, as it reveals how the drug companies have been able to control the U.S. Congress and manipulate it to pass just about any law they want. I am absolutely shocked that they let this air on CBS. I am sure they could have prevented it from being aired, but my guess is that they just don't care at this point because they think they have the system so well under control.

And they do, at least for now.

Once you understand how they control the government, you realize how they are diverting hundreds of billions of dollars for their own good -- NOT the good of the public. It is this diversion of funding that is the primary reason why American health is so poor. If these funds were invested wisely and not stolen, there is no doubt in my mind the United States would lead the world in health stats.

But for now, by the end of the decade, health care costs are expected to rise to $3 TRILLION. 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.

So what can you do?


Take Control of Your Health. You don't have to stand for this nonsense any more, ever. Learn what you need to stop being deceived by the drug company lies and deceptions. Tell your family, friends and neighbors, and be a beacon of light.

I am highly confident with tools like the Internet that the days are numbered for the drug companies, and collectively we will defeat them. It is a massive David vs. Goliath battle, but there is no doubt in my mind that the victory will be ours.

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