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Date: 05/26/2007    Written by: Jon Barron

Hillary Clinton's Healthcare Proposal

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton unveiled her strategy for health care reform, focusing on a seven point plan to reduce healthcare costs by some $120 billion.

Under her cost control proposal, insurers would have to follow the recommendations of the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force on what preventive care to cover. The federal advisory panel consists of academic researchers who sift through medical literature to determine which preventive services actually are effective in warding off disease and issue reports on their findings.

Wow! That certainly sounds impressive. Almost like alternative health?

Naw!!! Not really.

A quick visit to the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force shows they have only three suggestions to offer aspirin, immunizations, and screening (aka, expensive testing) – with expensive testing heading the list. Really! That’s it. Check it out for yourself.

What nonsense. This won’t save money. The testing is expensive. The drugs administered after testing are expensive. And those same drugs have nasty side effects that create long-term health complications that drive costs through the roof.

Sorry, Hillary. You’re new proposal is the same rehashed nonsense. You don't have to be a genius to see that no amount of tinkering and funding can stop the inevitable train wreck barreling towards us -- and I’m talking about everyone of us living anywhere in the world. How can any healthcare system survive one third to one half of its population living for 20-30 years with severe diabetes -- let alone the other half that will suffer from cancer, heart disease, osteoporosis, Alzheimer's, and MS? There isn't enough money in the world to cover it. The only way that healthcare can survive -- the only way you personally can survive -- is if you take back control of your health and start doing those things that allow your body to stay healthy. In other words, the only way to save healthcare is to stop using it.

Bottom line: you need to start living the Baseline of Health.

PS: By the way, my complaint is not with Hillary in particular. When it comes to healthcare, none of the other presidential candidates has come up with anything more useful.

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  •  
    Submitted by Chris Moulton on
    October 22, 2007 - 1:26pm

    Ron Paul is the one exception. He is the sponsor of the Health Freedom Protection Act and is an advocate of supporting individuals rights to improve their health.

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    Submitted by Cocaine Treatment on
    June 18, 2008 - 2:58am

    You definately have a point. Though there are some points that could use help over all I think you are on the right track. One key point is that we do need more effective cocaine treatment to help people with an addiction problem.

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    Submitted by Jack Root on
    June 17, 2007 - 11:10pm

    Thank you Jon,
    Hillary Clinton, along with many many other politicians, have taken political donations from corporations that only have the bottom line at interest. Aspirin, immunizations and testing all have one thing in common...they mean much more money for extended treatments to the big pharma and the ""repeat"" visits to the doctors to see how your meds are working for you and to make adjustments until your next visit. ""In their defense"" I would have to say that the repeat visit is sometimes very necessary. The drug (unnatural chemical) you may be taking is about to kill you and you may need intervention to save your life. i.e., stop taking the chemical.
    This brings me to the bonus question of the day! Where are the ""nutritionists"" when you visit your doctor for high cholesterol, fatty liver or diabetes? And then, the $64 question...""How many nutrionists are on staff at any given hospital?""
    Does anyone think Hillary came up with these remedies on her own? (Think big pharma!)

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    Submitted by Johanna Bartley on
    December 26, 2007 - 4:35am

    Does a health plan cover Drug and Alcohol Rehab Center expenses? Addiction is an illness, right?

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    Submitted by Jon Barron on
    January 6, 2008 - 1:53am

    Terry:
    But I have. You missed the point of the blog. All I am saying is that NO healthcare program will work (there isn't enough money in the world) as long as people keep doing things that make themselves sick. If a third of the country is making itself diabetic, what chance does any system hav? On the other hand, if people take responsibility for their own health -- start eating better, cleaning out toxins, and forcing governments to better control the toxins released into the environment -- then any healthcare system will work better because it will only be needed for true emergencies. Any healthcare plan that doesn't address this issue is blowing smoke up your *&%%.
    If you want to know how to take back control of your health, explore the website.

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    Submitted by Martin on
    January 28, 2008 - 2:26pm

    I agree with Terry. Governmental healthcare strategies are bound to fail invariably lest radical changes are made in public perception and responsibility. It is not just the authorities' duty to treat well, people must also do their very best to prevent deterioration of their health, and to coalesce when they feel the authorities abuse or do nothing about harmful substances they are exposed to. All the testing amounts to not so much, drug treatment can only be expected to have results with full cooperation from patients.

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    Submitted by R.J. on
    June 6, 2007 - 11:11pm

    Amen Jon! lol
    I only watched the first twenty minutes of the Republican dabat but didn't rep. ron paulus propose a health freedom act bill?

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    Submitted by Terry on
    January 4, 2008 - 3:48am

    Good Morning
    Mr. Barron:
    Please inform me of your idea that will make a healthcare system work for us all, it seems that most people believe they can do a better job than the powers at be with creating a healthcare system, but you never see these people at the forefront to push their concept of a idea for a healthcare plan for everyone. When a person take down another's idea it means they issues with them self. I have yet Obama, Huckbee are any of the others come up with a plan that will assist you are me regarding quality healthcare. I email the Obama camp to see where Mr. Obama stood on the healthcare, because of a healthcare problem within my family and I receive a email back about donations and that he's for change, explain what changes and he keep giving this same subliminal message over and over again with the help of Ms O, but from the Clinton camp I was informed the structure of the healthcare plan would try to be put in place by Hillary Clinton. The only way Mr. Obama won the Iowa Cacus was with the most powerful woman Ms. O and yet I have heard nothing from him about a healthcare plan, policy in foregin courties and a sincere plan to bring the troops home, only thing that's always the same message its time for a change, this subliminal message heard enough times will have people really beliving he's message about change not enough for my vote. Mr. Huckbee has not impressed me either regarding he's stand on healthcare plan, policy in foregin courties and also a sincere plan to bring the troups homse. Its funny how you have already placed this doubt in the mind of people by a statment, but yet you have no real proof that it will not work. If you can show me statistically another way to get healthcare for us all maybe you should be running are at lease call the candiates to show them you your plan. I normally vote Democratic sometimes Republican depending if they can present to me a platform that will be helpful to everyone concern in America. Just a opinion from one vote that can deceide a election.

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    Submitted by Tony Isaacs on
    May 27, 2007 - 6:53am

    You are so right, Jon!
    Meanwhile, others are trumpeting the plan as ""The Health Care Industry's Biggest Nightmare"".
    The nightmare is keeping control of our health in the hands of those who only treat symptoms and fail to address the underlying causes of disease and illness.
    Live long, live healthy, live happy!

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