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1 concern over being sued by a well financed HMO. While the press would report the facts, the HMO could tie them up in court for decades in retaliation for doing so.
2. concern over lost revenue from advertising paid by HMO's or other large medical entities.
3. corporate political agendas that are wanted so badly by the directors that to promote their agendas and special interests they will make sure that the public never hears the entire truth.
4. strong encouragement from branches of government to promote a specific agenda and focus only on that agenda.
4 a. Sometimes when pushing a specific agenda they want the issues to appear so bad that the public will believe that there is an immediate need for a complete revamp that ultimately will reward the well financed industry in the end.
When any HMO grants a monopoly on payment for medical services exclusively to one medical group as Kaiser does, health care personnel must give priority to bureaucratic over patient needs if they want to get paid. This makes an insurance company, rather than the doctor, patient or his family, responsible for health care - and the insurance company is the one that really decides who lives and who dies. The end result is cruel. - That is how Kaiser is run.
Kaiser openly claims that the medical care, what medications are prescribed, etc., are only the doctors decisions and not a bean counter. That is a half truth. The whole truth is that a good number of the Kaiser Permanente physicians have become MBA's; Especially those that are department chiefs. That way technically the advertising that only the doctors are making the decisions is true. They just forget to mention that these guys are taking off their doctor hats and putting on their accountant cloaks.
Educate yourselves. No government agency is really there to help you if there are problems. They can't afford to do so and they just stand back letting things get worse. Learn how to avoid the pitfalls that others have had to go through in order to protect yourselves.
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