We are now spending about EIGHT AND A HALF TIMES as much on health care on a per person basis in America as we did in 1960.
Is our health care system now eight and a half times better now than it was in 1960? I sure don’t think so. Didn’t doctors sometimes still make house calls then? And didn’t many children play sports like baseball, football, basketball, and hockey (whatever was in season) almost daily for hours then? Those of us about sixty or so will remember this. We were healthy as children back in the fifties and sixties. Many of us in the Baby Boom Generation were far healthier physically and mentally than “always inside the house” video game playing children are now.
By next year we will be spending about NINE TIMES more than we did in 1960.
It is forecast that we will be spending FOURTEEN TIMES times as much on health care in America as we were in 1960 by the year 2020 (only nine years away).
For a person in the United States today to only be spending only about $2660 on their entire use of oil, coal, and natural gas in 2011 AND at the same time be spending about $8330 on health care… is NUTS!
For a person in the U.S. to be spending *over three times as much” on Medical Care as ALL OIL, COAL, AND NATURAL GAS USE per capita is NUTS!
And for a person in America to be spending over Eight Times! more on health care than they did in 1960 is NUTS too!
For all this “great health care” that we get in the United States, health care that costs over eight times what it did in 1960, one in six children is now considered learning impaired (learning disabled is another term).
Something is really wrong with America when so many children are seriously learning impaired.
And something is really wrong with America when our children as a whole rank so low in educational achievement vs. children in so many other countries.
I blame (1) our corrupt Federal Government, (2) the FDA, (3) Big Food (Monsanto, McDonald’s, General Mills, Coca Cola, etc.), (4) our our mineral depleted soils, (5) our toxic laden environment, (6) chlorinated and fluoridated water, (7) toxic artificial sweeteners such as aspartame and Splenda, (8) our Standard American Diet (S.A.D.), (9) Big Pharma, (10) vaccines, (11) antibiotics, and (12) the hoax of pharmaceutical medicine. (I consider this “The Dirty Dozen”.)
Of all of the parties and issues listed above, I blame the first three and the last four the most.
Who do you blame? And how can we fix all this?