Healthcare: Different When It’s ‘Money-Driven’
It rarely crosses our mind, but it should be noted that what we refer to as “the healthcare industry” is a collection of money-driven business entities. Just that statement alone gives reason to pause, because it includes both “for profit” and “not-for-profit” organizations. The not-for-profits can lay claim to some noble purpose, but they are still very much for the money. “Dead president promissory notes” remain their chief deity.
Health, on the other hand, is a province and state of living beings. Holding the word “health” in common with the collective of corporate entities that is the healthcare system doesn’t mean that its methods, standards, and practices are intended to help maintain or restore the human state of health. Business health is not measured in quality of life, but quantity of dollars relative to costs. Quality of life and health, are non-factors. Instead, the appearance of life and movement toward health, are prime.
When money is the chief focus, health may result from one’s activities. However, when a person becomes ill, health is likely to return faster if nature and balance are allowed to take its course. As such, an undeclared War on Nature has been raging all around us and against us for several generations that we have all but failed to notice. The healthcare industry is so into “the war,” they’ve all but ignored the restorative power of balance.
I am not against money. There should be a fair exchange and mutual benefit when energies are engaged, either as producers or consumers. However, objectives must also be singular and clear. When a person gets sick and seeks the knowledge and services of a doctor, the patient’s objective is to restore the state of health. The doctor may want to do likewise, however, the guidance indicated by his education, professional association, and industry, actually interfere with health’s restoration, or make the disease condition worse.
An Unholy ‘Dance’ with Vaccines
To see such policies in action, we need only look at how vaccines are now routinely given to people for diseases they’ve not had, particularly children, on the presumption that they’ll get it. Then when some people do demonstrate the pathology, medical officials tell themselves (and us) that they need to inoculate more people, never questioning whether the chemicals in the vaccines had anything to do with the disease’s onset.
Vaccine pushers carefully word their press releases, advising consumers that there is still no guarantee that they won’t contract the condition that the vaccine is designed to “protect” against. Yet, in addition to not getting your money back, many people lose their health and never get it back. If the patient objects, practitioners are quick to question, or even challenge an individual’s judgment, particularly parents for their children, if they have the audacity to say “no, thank you” to the doctor’s kind protection offer.
If you take current vaccine thinking to its present “logical” conclusion, there would be a vaccine for every disease known to man. Why? Because diseases are idea constructs that are created by money-driven men. “Restless leg syndrome” is an example of such an idea construct. They are mutual thinking points, morphic fields that are used by all parties to the condition.
The perfect money-maker in the medical world would be to have “approved” medications for every known disease. It would even be more perfect to force the public into “patienthood” by way of policies, statutes, and laws, to involuntarily take the medications without ever having the disease, and then claim credit for preventing them.
If some people get the diseases anyway, such as for HPV, for which Gardasil® was developed, the industry and its practitioners are still protected because they told us it wasn’t a guarantee, The spate of new diseases that evolve are viewed as reason to initiate new money-raising and research activities. They are not presumed to have anything to do with the existing medications that have become part of “normal” business.
The money motive is always present, but never admitted to, especially by $cientific researchers. This was very obvious in A Conspiracy of Cells: One Woman’s Immortal Legacy and the Medical Scandal it Caused, by Michael Gold (1986 SUNY Press). The book chronicles the discovery that some mysterious agent was changing the identity of human cell line specimens that are used — bought and sold — by the cancer research community. A prostate cancer research scientist needs “live” human prostate cancer specimens in order to observe and determine what the new drug she’s developing will do. In order for her research findings to be considered valid — according to scientific method — the specimens must be representative of the target tissue. In other words, findings made on a prostate cancer drug must be done on prostate cancer cell cultures. The value of the researcher’s findings would be lost if it turned out that the tissue samples she worked on were from lung cancer tumors.
It turns out that this is the kind of “identify change” that the HeLa cell was and is causing, in addition to adding race and gender markers that were associated with Henrietta Lacks, the woman whose cervical cancer tumor specimen is associated with the first discovery of the HeLa… or so the story presently goes.
My point in all this is that the discovery of HeLa contamination didn’t result in a unanimous, conscientious push by medical researchers to remove any question of specimen integrity. Instead, they were annoyed at Walter Nelson-Rees for bringing the matter to the profession’s attention and calling for stricter tissue integrity protection methods.
Over thirty years after the original problem was discovered, which had been at least twenty years after the HeLa cell had been introduced, the problem yet exists today. (See linked article.) If healing were the true objective of the researchers, then it would have been important to ensure that the specimens they used were right. But when it’s about money, or professional stature, which is still about the ability to charge money, then it’s another story. It’s the story that we have today.
Political types have cultivated the mindset that the healthcare system should “protect” every citizen, to the extent that legislation has been enacted that seeks to coerce, or even force the individual into the healthcare system, so as to “pay their fair share.” Note the money dominance in the thinking. However, the healthcare system’s Prime Directive is unchanged. We must still show them the money! And a lot of it! They don’t have to show us the health, and they’re not. We’re so used to them not showing us the health, we’ve stopped looking for it, with their encouragement.
Since we don’t think of these things that often, what with the NFL football season, American Idol, House, and Big Brother all gearing up once again, it is useful to consider that the Healthcare Industry needs us more than we need it. Even more so, it needs us to be sick. Sickness is good for the healthcare business.
Current healthcare practices have, for over 300 years, been guided by the money motive. This includes the materials and procedures that were selected. The decision, which goes back to Edward Jenner in the early 1800’s, to suggest that cowpox could be used as a plausible substitute for human smallpox made it more practical to offer smallpox response in a money-making organization. Using cowpox made it possible to actually stock up on raw material to produce the vaccines. Human smallpox was only available when people had smallpox. Not nearly as reliable a resource, business-wise.
Eighteen pence was established as the minimum that a vaccination officer would charge for the procedure in 19th Century London. Scaring the skin was a visible way to distinguish who had, and had not received the treatment, and more importantly, who had paid the price. All of this was instituted because the ability to make money was present, even though the method did not, in truth, eradicate smallpox, as had been speculated.
As a society, we remain more concerned about money than we are about the state of health of our bodies, and of our relationships with others. We continue to judge and compare others, as well as ourselves, by “what we have” versus what exists in our heart. Why? Perhaps because the heart can’t be regulated, nor can anyone else be an “expert” over what drives it, and as a result, what drives you.
Therefore, it is deemed better to set aside the heart and get your money affairs and values in order, which generally involves setting common sense, conscience, and even our humanity aside. What we get in exchange is insanity, heartlessness, and inhumanity, presented in white coats and three-piece suits.
Better than condemn the system for being the great evil force in our world, how about simply realizing how it was done; that is, by lateral power transfer, from many to a few. Each who walks his path in self-harmony, increases his own health and reduces the potential of harm, both within the body and beyond.
There’s no better time in history to live by these precepts, than now.