A Reporter Responds: Arianna Huffington’s Dec. 26 Blog
by Jon Rappoport
December 28, 2009
Arianna Huffington points out that the president hasn’t yet broken the stranglehold insurance and drug companies have over the US healthcare market.
That was one of his promises, but now—“Christmas came a day early for health insurance and drug companies when the Senate passed a health care bill crammed with more industry-friendly gifts than Santa’s sleigh.”
Ms. Huffington’s right, of course, but the situation is a lot worse than money and goodies can make it. I refer to the suppressed statistics on medically caused deaths in the US.
The landmark study was done by Dr. Barbara Starfield (Johns Hopkins School of Public Health) and published on July 26, 2000, in the Journal of the American Association: “Is US health really the best in the world?”
Dr. Starfield’s staggering findings confirmed what some insiders already knew, but were afraid to report. Every year in the US there are:
* 12,000 deaths from unnecessary surgeries;
* 7000 deaths from medication error in hospitals;
* 20,000 deaths from other errors in hospitals;
* 80,000 deaths from infections acquired in hospitals;
* 106,000 deaths from FDA-approved correctly prescribed medicines.
The total of medically-caused deaths in the US every year is 225,000.
This makes the medical system the third leading cause of death in the US, behind heart disease and cancer.
In a recent interview I did with Dr. Starfield, she stated that no federal agency has contacted her, for purposes of consultation, in the nine years since her study was published.
Under a new national health plan, with millions more Americans covered and receiving across-the-board care, medically-caused deaths will soar to new heights.
This is the secret, and this is the crime.
A study, written by an author with impeccable credentials, and published by one of the most prestigious medical journals in the world—and the government has remained silent.
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