It's hard to believe but over a half-century ago, actor Robert Young portrayed a doctor on the popular television series Marcus Welby, M.D. For those of us who watched these episodes, the stereotype of a caring doctor who diligently advocated for his patients is etched into our minds and that is how most of the general public continues to perceive the medical profession to this day.
Times Have Changed
However, in the ensuing decades, medical insurance providers have altered the healthcare landscape by influencing how doctors practice medicine by instituting standard insurance practices such as covered and noncovered services, allowable charges, authorization/pre-authorization, claims reviews, etc., that determine what treatment options are available to the doctor and patient. Medical care is now managed care. To control costs, health insurance companies peek over the shoulders of physicians which impacts doctor care making it corporate care and it's a big business.
In 2020, U.S. healthcare costs totaled $4.1 trillion. That makes health care one of the country's largest expenses. Health spending accounted for 19.7% of the nation's gross domestic product (GDP). In comparison, national health expenditures totaled $27.2 billion in 1960, just 5% of GDP. According to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services that translates to an annual healthcare cost of $12,530 per person in 2020 versus roughly $150 per person in 1960.
Then came Covid-19 and the definition of "managed care" took on a whole different meaning as detailed in this video. The Hippocratic Oath by physicians to "first, do no harm" no longer applies to patient care when it comes to Covid-19 treatment and established hospital protocols, as described by this former hospital registered nurse in this revealing interview.
It was the same thing with the Remdesivir….We would sit at the nurse’s station and we would talk about why are we giving patients an antiviral when they’re a week past symptom onset. Why are we giving them this antiviral medication that’s experimental and we’re seeing no improvement and as a matter of fact, we’re seeing patients go into multiorgan failures.
Since I was fired, I haven’t put another foot back into the medical field and I don’t plan to but all of these protocols, the fear-mongering, the isolation, the toxic medication, I walked away feeling like I had participated in medical murder. In addition to that, what I saw with the injections -- really just drove it home.
The systematic harm done to patients in hospitals was reflective of what also occurred outside of those institutional settings as seemingly all sectors of society participated in allowing only one message to be heard.
"You must get vaccinated."
Given the mistrust engendered by the fact that despite what we were told by everyone that the Covid-19 injections would stop the spread of the disease which turned out not to be true, it's therefore incumbent upon each individual to become truly informed and take action accordingly. Here's a link to access quick and centralized information to facilitate that process.