Wednesday, January 9, 2008

America's Disease Care System

Health care has been in the news for a long time without any positive change coming from it. It's one of the hot topics of this election year.

America's health care system is definitely not working. Although Americans only represent 5% of the world's population, we spend 15% of our hard-earned money on health care.

Half of all the prescriptions in the world are taken by Americans, and again, we only represent 5% of the world's population.

Not a pretty picture of a healthy nation. The World Health Organization in 2000 ranked us 37th in health care services and life expectancy ranks 42nd.

Here's a few more thoughts from the introduction to a DVD entitled, The Path To High Level Health, by Steven Horne:

Health is one of the greatest blessings we can enjoy in life, but most Americans aren’t experiencing the level of health they desire. If you aren’t aware of the facts, consider the following.

Millions of people die each year from the side effects of properly prescribed drugs, over two thirds of the population is seriously overweight, and finally, Americans consume 45% of the world's prescription drugs but have the worst life expectancy and health statistics of any Western country.

The fact is that we have a disease-care system, not a health care system. Our accountant-managed approach makes it much more profitable to manage the symptoms of disease instead of actually helping people get well.

As a result, people have been lead to believe that drugs and surgery are the only ways to heal. It’s time for a change.

The Path To High Level Health can be purchased at Tree of Light Publishing.

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