We saw in the last article that Medicare is in serious peril, as is Social Security, as these corporate politicians in both parties work to starve these programs. Democrats which normally protected these programs are now overtaken by corporate politicians, Blue Dog and Third Way, who see mega-profits in making taking this industry global. THAT IS WHAT HEALTHCARE REFORM MEANS TO THOSE DEVELOPING THE POLICIES......NOT YOU AND I......CORPORATE SHAREHOLDERS. You see in the article below that the US is one of the few nations in the world where healthcare is private, not public. As income inequality has captured all nations around the world, privatizing the healthcare industry will be a priority as a source of great wealth and US institutions are building to gain access just as the financial industry did in the 1990s and 2000s.
SHOUT LOUDLY AND STRONGLY AT YOUR LOCAL POLITICIANS TO CONTAIN THESE HEALTH SYSTEMS! THEY WILL BECOME TOO-BIG-TO-SERVE MOST PEOPLE! BELOW YOU SEE AN EXAMPLE OF AN EXPANDING PRIVATE INDUSTRY.
By Brenda Priddy, eHow Contributor
Private versus public is often the center of debate on health care reform. Private health care offers alternatives to government-run public health care system. Private health care systems are most popular in the United States, with most hospitals operating much like private businesses. Private health care by definition operates outside the bounds of government control and receives funding only from patients and their insurance policies. Public health care systems are popular around the world, with debates constantly raging on the pros and cons of each system.
Community Health Systems, Inc. is one of the leading operators
of general acute care hospitals. The organization's affiliates own, operate or lease 134 hospitals in 29 states, with an aggregate of approximately 20,000 licensed beds. In over 55 percent of the markets served, CHS-affiliated hospitals are
the sole provider of healthcare services.
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