In his book The Scientific Basis of Vegetarianism, William Harris,
M.D. summarizes the reasons why the U.S. “Health Care” is in trouble:
1. The demagogues running it prefer catchy phrases (e.g., “ ‘health
care’ is a ‘human right’ ”) to plain English. The public has grown
accustomed to government gobbledegook and also speaks it fluently.
2. Politicians are driven not by principle but by pressure, much of
it generated by the very agricultural interests that create disease.
3. The system itself, that seldom produces either true cures or
life everlasting, has been over-valued by anxious unwell people who
are indeed at high risk for disease and early death, in part because
of item 2.
4. Nowhere in the system is there a financial incentive for good
health. Lacking this, patients over-utilize prepaid medical services
with enormous wastage. Drug companies, hospitals, labs, and physicians
then over-charge for useless procedures, while the legal profession
finds sustenance under every rotting stump.
William Harris, M.D., an E.R. physician, hang glider, sailplane
pilot, parachute jumper, and former Big Ten Trampoline Champion, says
his toughest challenges come from battling the U.S. Department of
Agriculture (USDA) and other dominant forces working against America's
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