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Integrative Politics and Freedom-revisited

‘Immense Moral Cowardice’, to use a term from Common Dreams on a Canadian issue, appears to apply appropriately to the state of the world referenced in this lecture. The outcomes are self-evident if we persist in this aggregate direction –  extinction.

I may suggest viewing the video with a group of close friends, looking each other in the eye and heart as you weigh the overall, cumulative direction we are pushing life and future generations towards, paying extremely close attention to the ease of solutions and directional change.

Above video for those that may have missed the initial event a year ago.

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marianne williamson & deepak chopra launch integrative politics

may 23, 2017

 

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HOW BAD IS U.S. HEALTH CARE? AMONG HIGH-INCOME NATIONS, IT’S THE WORST, STUDY SAYS – yet highest in costs and profits

To have freedom of choice (i.e., freedom) – one must be aware

60 Minutes: One Town’s Story – Rockford IL

The problem with prescription drug prices

What one city did to fight high drug prices reveals a drug supply chain in which just about every link can benefit when prices go up.

https://www.cbsnews.com/video/the-problem-with-prescription-drug-prices/

HOW BAD IS U.S. HEALTH CARE?

Health Care

The Commonwealth Fund focused on care process, access, administrative efficiency, equity and health care outcomes, studying 72 indicators within those fields. The 11 countries analyzed were Australia, Canada, France, Germany, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and the United States. In addition to ranking last or close to last in access, administrative efficiency, equity and health care outcomes, the U.S. was found to spend the most money on health care.  continued 

Mirror, Mirror 2017: International Comparison Reflects Flaws and Opportunities for Better U.S. Health Care

World Health Organization’s Ranking of the World’s Health Systems

The Trouble with For-Profit Healthcare: Even the Insured Face Mountains of Debt.

United States, the most expensive place in the world to get sick. New data from the Kaiser Family Foundation and New York Times shows “anyone short of Bill Gates is in big trouble if they get sick, even if they have insurance,” says Dr. David Himmelstein of Physicians for a National Health Program.

“Gene therapies offer dramatic promise but shocking costs” 4-6 million dollars per treatment

Turing Pharmaceuticals CEO Martin Shkreli defends 5,000 percent price hike on Daraprim

The curious incident of the $44,000 prescription

The “eye popping” cost of cancer drugs – $100,000.00 PER PILL

Out-of-network hospital care lands woman $300K bill

Questcor Finds Profits, at $28,000 a Vial 

Coming:

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