The diagnostic team has spoken, and unfortunately, it’s terrible news. According to affordable nonfiction books by practicing doctors, the healthcare system is ailing with a very stealthy disease called Medicare.
Andy Lazris, M.D. wrote Curing Medicare, published with Cornell University Press, and kicked off the conversation in 2016, but here we are years later, and things continue as is. The doctor had his opinion reviewed and seconded by many medical professionals, like Dr. Gilbert Welch.
Why is Medicare Bad?
How could free health insurance for seniors be bad? Especially when it has the word care in the name. Medicare has so much marketing and propaganda surrounding it, but if you shop for healthcare reform books by doctors, they don’t think so much of it. The medical opinion seems largely to be doing more harm than good. Here are a few things that you might be missing:
- Medicare isn’t total coverage, which is why many geriatric patients are in medical debt.
- The population of people over sixty-five is growing faster than the American GDP, and according to Math, it’s not sustainable.
- Doctors are still paid for their “free services”, and the patients would never dare disagree with a board-certified physician, meaning taxpayers are charged for anything a doctor could justify. This includes medical advisement.
- Any “willing provider” of medical care can bill Medicare for their services, which means that elderly patients are made vulnerable to scams.
- It’s designed in a way that encourages doctors to look deeper for expensive diagnoses.
All of the above means that Medicare opens the door for fraud, and that too, at the cost of the elderly.
Medicare isn’t mandatory, but it’s not easy to wriggle out of if you’re over sixty-five or have a disability. On the surface, it was introduced to prevent elderly or ailing citizens from having to sacrifice quality healthcare to avoid debt. Then again, as mentioned above, that’s happening anyway.
If you buy a healthcare system-related book that details the history of health insurance, it becomes increasingly apparent that it was set up as a way for the government to make it look like they’re doing something. In online COVID-19 bookstores, nonfiction books based on firsthand experiences will show that the response to the pandemic was incredibly lucrative for big pharma.
So is Medicare—because when doctors can prescribe morning, afternoon, and nighttime pills to patients who’d never turn away free care, the doctor and pharmaceutical companies profit.
The main symptom is overtreatment. Every industry has frauds looking to make money, and the healthcare industry is no different. That’s why it’s important to order nonfiction books to read to learn about your ailments, or even medical fiction books, simply to raise questions.
There’s proven value in catering to a patient’s emotional well-being and maintaining a positive outlook. That often means knowing when to stop treatment. It also means reassuring the patient and their family so as not to create additional stress. However, with health insurance paid for by the unsuspecting taxpayer, there’s a clear conflict of interest.
For the same reason big pharma keeps doling out pills, each with a better-sounding name than the last, doctors are incentivized to encourage their patients to pursue medical solutions aggressively. Many beneficiaries are receiving end-of-life care, at which point, the merciful thing to do is keep the patient comfortable—a fact that the Hippocratic Oath enforces.
Still, you’ll see patients with terminal diagnoses, inoperable tumors, and cognitive illnesses being kept alive, even if barely, due to medical advice. It’s impossible to shop Health Benefits related books without reading about the powerful impacts of positive thinking. Yet, doctors stand to profit from ignoring that.
If you find that upsetting, then we suggest you handle it the geriatric way. A doctor devoted to his elderly patients outlines exactly how one should respond to a healthcare system that doesn’t support good health. It’s called The Geriatrics Vengeance Club, and it’s a 3D fictional book.
That means that while you read, you get the immersive experience with a custom soundtrack that’s sure to make you laugh. If you’re feeling particularly bold, and you have a hankering for some fiction books with a heavy dose of satire, then January 6th and The Millenial Horde, nominated for the Book of The Year award, is for you.
About The Author
Marianne Flowers is a psychiatrist who spent the first five years of her career working at a pharmaceutical company as a consultant before leaving to open her own practice. Still running her practice, she’s gone back to school and is well on her way to becoming a surgeon. Once she finishes her studies, she plans to open up a pro-bono clinic for uninsured Americans.