From Pine View Farm

Why you do not know what you do not know 5

I have often wondered why there is not more public outrage about are high cost of health care, and why people are not demanding change.

If prices were skyrocketing like this any where else you would be hearing about on the evening news every night.

Then it hit me, the largest sponsor of these shows are health care and drug companies. They are not there to sell product as much as to exert editorial control over the news.

Everyone knows it is not wise to bite the hand that feeds you, so it stands to reason stories that you should be seeing, like 150% longer ER waits for heart attacks and 300% ER longer waits for everything else go unreported.

You call it financial censorship or lies by omission, but it is causing a lot of pain and suffering.



  1. Opie

    February 13, 2008 at 9:14 pm

    What would be a price for health care that you would not complain about?

  2. Ray

    February 13, 2008 at 10:27 pm

    Easy half price which is what the rest of the industrilized world pays,and please dont give me that we are the best stuff, because we are rated 34th in overall quality of care by the world health org. Stay tuned in later posts i will explain why.

  3. Second Son

    February 14, 2008 at 2:57 pm

    I don’t know Opie, how about one that a full time student with a part time job could afford?

    Or do I not deserve health care?

  4. Opie

    February 14, 2008 at 9:20 pm

    And how much would that be?

  5. Karen

    February 15, 2008 at 9:28 am

    Good example of “for profit” health care