posted on Feb, 12 2017 @ 09:54 AM
a reply to: andy06shake
That's the kicker! There are and have been rules (laws) in place for well over a hundred years.
USC 15, Chapter 1. And similar laws in all 50 states having to do with monopolistic, restraint of trade, price fixing and collusion.
The entire medical industry is covered by these laws although they'd have you believe otherwise.
Drug companies attempted to claim immunity but we're shot down by Supreme Court in 1979, but you'd never know it by their actions.
That no federal or state prosecutors will act on long existing law speaks well to the money involved and ongoing rape of healthcare consumer.
If the EXISTING law were applied across the board with civil and criminal penalties the US would experience a short sharp economic recession.
The medical industry went from longstanding 5% of GDP to 20% of GDP and if not now will soon be just as banks and wall street, to big to fail.
Obama, champion of the people kowtowed to the industry and Trump whom I support for other reasons most likely will not fix the root problem due
recession possibility and business interests.
Under current status medical will overtake ENTIRE US budget in approximately 4 years, with Trump tweaking it may go out to six years.
If rule of law were followed on otherhand everyone except the destitute could afford routine care out of pocket with no insurance middleman involved.
Catastrophic polices would be the norm and far cheaper.
Under those conditions the taxpayers could well afford to cover pre-existing and indignant patients no questions asked.
I am not confident any politician will cure root cause and am preparing for the economic crash that will result from not upholding the law.