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July 07, 2007


Carla J

So many people trust the DOCTOR to tell them that they NEED meds or certain type of care.

Why do we put so much faith in DOCTORS?

When did we stop listening to our own bodies or what grandma or great grandma told us?

Why ignore what WORKED in history for thousands of years and still does today? How did Magic Johnson have full blown AIDS and now he's got Magic Theaters' all over the US? (OK maybe that was off the topic, but close right?)

DOCTORS don't CURE anyone. At least not here in the United States.

They TREAT. They are simply "practicing" what they LEARNED in school which is why they are called "Medical Practices."

We TREAT the symptoms here to keep them coming back, not CURE them.

A friend of my from Hong Kong then moved to China then to US told me that the sign of a good doctor oversees is an "EMPTY waiting room"

Why? I asked. She said because those doctor's CURE people. Not treat the symptom. They find the cause of the headache and STOP the pain, NOT TREAT the symptom of the headache.

It's much like what is going on in the US political arena.

We simply "TREAT" the symptom the the tyranny instead of curing it.

Jeffrey Dach MD

What is the real solution, if Michael Moore’s government sponsored universal health care is not the answer?

The crux of the "SICKO" documentary is the disconnect between our expectations and the reality of health care. We are expecting compassionate care from another human being, and instead we get a faceless corporation. The person behind the desk or window is an agent of a health care corporation, which is not a human being, whose primary goal is to increase corporate profit.

This is America, and corporate profit is good, the profit motive forming the basis America’s greatness. The basic problem is that a corporation is not a human being. Therein lies the fallacy of replacing a corporation with a government agency, neither of which is a human being, when what we really want is a human being to deliver compassionate health care, and assist in serious health care decisions.

Ultimately we must at some point ration health care to avoid national bancruptcy. We can't provide everything for everybody. Moore's film, SICKO replaces the corporate health company with the government agency as the agent of this care rationing.

My major point here, is that the larger issue which is ignored by the SICKO film, is, control of medical information, which then determines expenditure and rationing patterns. The control of medical information controls the money.

Review of "SICKO", by Jeffrey Dach MD

Jeffrey Dach MD

John Morgan

I disagree that the problem is the faceless corporation. The problem is the profit motive. Government health care works extremely well wherever it exists. It's far more effective than the private model which has failed.

Do we privatize other essential services like police, fire, and schools? Do you want to get a $100,000 bill from you fire department after your house burns down? That's exactly what we have now with our health care system. I know this all too well after having been victimized by the system. I also know how many bad doctors I had through the ordeal. If the medical profession doesn't take care of its own bad apples they shouldn't be screaming about the cost of malpractice.


How about when a perosn is born they get a number one -10. One's shouldn't get any government services. Ten's get it all. One's are given inferior housing, education, environmental surroundings, opprotunities and resources. Tens know no limit to their consumption.

Didn't India try this? Isn't it called the Caste System?

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