Analysis: Are the CDC, Feds in denial over health issues?
It’s funny to hear what government types will say. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said that the health care system is to blame for causing heart disease, not a poor diet and lack of exercise.
According to Natural News the timing of this announcement was made conveniently (meaning suspiciously) as the U.S. Congress and numerous U.S. states are challenging the constitutionality of Obamacare.
The CDC began making their funny conclusions when it began blaming a lack of universal health care coverage on excessive levels of high blood pressure and cholesterol. According to the agency, two-thirds of people with these ailments are not being treated efficiently for their conditions. So, rather predictably, the CDC is pushing for "policy and system changes" to address this.
Policy and system changes, really? We all know they’re referring to the Obamacare bill! That’s a clever way to whore yourself and push the administration’s bill there CDC.
These policy changes suggest things like universal coverage and more of the government actively getting involved in telling people when and how they be treated, including taking blood pressure and cholesterol medications for their affections. But the agency also says that many of the people with heart conditions already have health coverage. They are just not too keen on prescribing to the CDC's preferred methods of treatment for their conditions.
And it doesn’t stop there.
The CDC took its amusing argument further, insisting that Obamacare will help remedy the situation by making sure health insurers have to pay for blood pressure and cholesterol screenings for patients, they are also high on the idea that Obamacare will encourage the use of electronic medical records. They seem to think that electronic health records will somehow help.
They conveniently ignore the fact that the majority of patients with these conditions already have health coverage; the CDC is ludicrously convinced that if people roll over and accept the domination of new health care system without question, health will improve somehow.
A lot of people, myself included, are starting to think that government officials are willing to do and say almost anything to get the new Obama health laws imposed.
Let’s not be foolish here, if the CDC gave a damn about lowering people’s blood pressure and cholesterol levels, and reducing the amount of heart disease that kills hundreds of thousands of Americans each year, it would start by working with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to get rid of questionable (mostly poisonous) things like chemical additives and trans fats, fluoride from water, and artificial sweeteners from popular drinks. It would also work to remove harmful genetically-modified organisms (GMOs) from our food supply, as well as get rid of the hazardous pesticides and herbicides used on crops that continue to erode our collective health.
The federal government doesn’t care about fixing the healthcare system or increasing the amount of healthy Americans. If they did care about that then the Obamacare bill would have included a way to lower the cost of prescription drugs and health services. But that bill didn’t do anything to address the damage pharmaceutical patents do to people’s wallets and health. And importing cheaper generic drugs from Canada was also off of the table.
The government’s motivation is to help the pharmaceutical companies and the medical industries maintain their power and ability to charge exorbitant fees. They also want control over a large amount of people’s healthcare.
It’s also pretty weird that the CDC is pushing the use electronic health records. It’s astonishing that they would claim that it would help lower the amount of heart disease, high blood pressure and high cholesterol. The feds are either in denial, or they're BSing us.