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Cuckoo Medicine

Louie13 Wrote: Oct 17, 2012 2:39 PM
The FDA is waging war today against natural medicine, you know, herbal and alternative medical treatments that have been used for thousands of years around the world. The drug industry invents new medicines (so that they can be patented and priced sky high) that usually have bad side effects, and that often cause the very problems they were intended to cure. Generally, the Establishment today usually treats symptoms rather than causes (and usually does not even know what the causes are). The government backed medical establishment’s partnership-monopoly is doing as much, if not more, harm as good today. The best thing would be to do away with the FDA and medical insurance and once again leave doctors free to do their jobs. Louie

“In a humane health care system, as much of the rest of the world has, no one would have to know the arcane minutiae of how to apply for a high risk pool. Everyone would have (coverage) that qualifies you for health care when and where you need it.” — Liz Jacobs, a health care advocate and spokeswoman for the group National Nurses United

Far from Ms. Jacobs’ ideal, much of the rest of the world does not have a health care system at all, humane or not. To most of the world, “a high risk pool” is a large body...