posted on Dec, 28 2007 @ 04:33 PM
Over the years, the United States has created the ability for the US health care system to actually have a monopoly over the Country. The U.S. has
established organizations that govern and control the delivery of health care to our Nation. With this comes the suppression of the supply of health
care professions which has increased our health care costs prohibitively.
The U.S. has also allowed our national health insurance industry to dictate and regulate the delivery of our health care. This has resulted in
price-fixing and non-competitive practices.
So where are the antitrust lawsuits? Isn't The Government interested? Or has the AMA done an amazing snow job trying to explain how it is protecting
people from medical malpractice?
In general, Americans do not have the freedom or the ability to choose their health care anymore. Nor do Americans have the ability to choose the
doctor's discipline (a specialist versus General Practitioner). Those who are fortunate enough to have health insurance often realize that they can
only see certain doctors who are a part-of-the-insurance-plan, only if and when they follow very specific guidelines.
The U.S. health care industry has grown powerful over the years and now regulates and dictates our health care. And here we are, going frustrated with
it while going broke trying to pay for it.
The U.S. health care industry is yet another greed-machine that has been created by powerful doctors and corporations. This industry has developed
into a medical monopoly in the United States and has essentially thwarted our ability to access health care in a fair and equitable manner. Health
care, until it became a money-making industry, was a noble service and was respected by the majority of people. Not any longer. Health care is now
regarded as a big money making corporate conglomerate that has become all but a luxury.
This medical monopoly has forced people into very rigid health care that is prescribed by large corporations and practices price-fixing by the health
insurance companies. With control over the industry, this medical monopoly can guarantee practicing physicians and surgeons disproproportionally high
wages, too. There is no competitive pricing for any of these practicing physicians to contend with. And also, because the U.S. regulates the number of
physicians that are permitted to practice within the United States, the "supply and demand" of physicians is manipulated to ensure that doctors
continue to earn very high wages for their services. Despite the enormous increases in the need during the past few decades, the demand for
physicians in the U.S. has been greater than the supply. And it will remain so, guaranteeing that there is a shortage (or a perceived shortage) of