Health care in America is in a state of crisis. Certain segments of American medicine have been transformed into a dysfunctional nightmare of irresponsible practices, dangerous procedures, bureaucratic regulations, and skyrocketing costs. Instead of healing people,the broken health care system is prolonging people’s suffering in too many cases. Instead of preventing epidemics, it is generating them.Does this judgment sound too harsh? Let’s look at some statistics. Over six million Americans suffering from the mysterious and excruciatingly painful ailment called “fibromyalgia” are being treated by an army of self-minted specialists, not one of whom has a clue as to what causes the disorder. Millions more are suddenly being treated for gastric reflux, at an annual cost of billions of dollars. Who says heartburn can’t be profitable? And millions more many of them youngsters are dependent on mind-altering drugs which, it now turns out, may actually be endangering their lives.
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