It was a rare occurrence on mainstream media. They decided to tell the truth about for-profit healthcare. Market-driven healthcare is fatal.
For-profit healthcare is a failure
It is hard to believe that even though the math is simple, the fraud inflicted on Americans about the efficiency of market-driven for-profit healthcare continues. Katy Tur asked NBC News Correspondent Jacob Ward about America’s failure to ramp up COVID-19 testing specifically compared to other countries.
“Well, the distinction here, Katy is the difference between a nationalized health care system and one that is based on the pursuit of profit,” Jacob Ward said. “I mean, we have here a system that was supposed to be built around market demand. Right? And so, as you mentioned, when we got focused on vaccinations, then suddenly testing capacity went down.”
The correspondent then points out the structural failure of a market-driven healthcare system.
“So what we’re seeing here, Katy is definitely a sort of structural failure,” Jacob Ward said. “Right? If you have people lining up right now, that is market demand. Right? Without the adequate supply to meet it, the free market, the invisible hand is not going to take care of this.”
And then he makes the antiseptic form of evil a for-profit market-driven healthcare system represents.
“Remember that 20-million-person-a-day benchmark that we’re talking about that would cost — the estimate is about 20 million dollars a day — the market does not want to pay for that unless people are going to pay them back right now,” Jacob Ward reiterates. “What we’re talking here about is really the need to have an ongoing capacity not just for this crisis we’re in right now but for the next variant because not all Americans are getting vaccinated. We’re going to keep seeing variants. We’re going to need that kind of capacity, and it’s clear that it’s not going to be possible to make money off it in the way that would keep it in supply the way we’re used to Katy.”
The math is quite simple. Any monies in healthcare going towards profits is an expense to the system, dollars not going toward healthcare. It is inhumane because they kill people to make profits for a few.
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