Everyone is talking about overhauling health care but that is not quite true. What they are talking about is the control of health care costs and has nothing to do with healthcare itself. Also, I believe that it is unconstitutional that the federal government through Medicare has decided that there is only one profession that is considered experts in health care. Let’s look at the reality and the legality of that.
First of all, I am an M.D. and I went to the standard 4 years of medical school. We learned all the basics of anatomy, physiology, and the emphasis on treatment was pharmacological and surgical only. I did not have one minute of instruction on nutrition, structure or health of the human body. Never once in all of those years did we ever talk about health. Traditional “modern scientific” allopathic medicine, frankly, knows absolutely nothing at all about health. Why are they the experts?
As far as I know, constitutionally, healthcare is States rights. It is the States that grant licenses to qualifying practitioners to practice their profession and not the Federal Government. Why then does the federal government choose only to pay for the MDs only? In the State of California, there are five different professions that are licensed to deliver healthcare, Medical Doctors, Osteopathic physicians, Acupuncturist, Chiropractors and Naturopathic physicians. Frankly, I believe it is because of the lobbying of the pharmaceutical industry that has bought the Senators, Congressmen and the White House also. You can actually see in the newspapers recently the amount of money that each legislator that will be involved in this healthcare legislation, has received from the pharmaceutical industry.
It’s all Money, Money, Money!!!