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True Health Care

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The articlewas written by Dr. Norm Shealy and published in his newsletter on 2/10/2010. It's a great mix of history and sensible opinion on the cause and solutions to our current health care crisis. I trust this guy like my own doctor. If your interested in your personal health check out his website www.normshealy.com and his free newsletter.

TRUE HEALTH CARE

The headline in the January 31 Springfield News-Leader "Hospitals Pressured to Change" addresses only a tip of a bigger than Titanic iceberg. Today the problem it addresed is one great CONFLICT OF INTEREST! This conflict has been going on for 100 years and it was accentuated in the 80's with no comment from the News-Leader. The Washington Post carried a front page article about the unique situation in Springfield, Missouri, where St. John's had taken over almost 300 physician practices, telling physicians that either they could sell their practice to the hospital or leave town! No comment in the News-Leader.

TALK ABOUT A CONFLICT OF INTEREST!! Next the hospitals started their own insurance plan, designed to support the hospital first and their hired physicians secondly.

Two non-profit hospitals have profitable income which may be at least equal to the 15% of profit-making insurance companies. Now we have indentured physicians expected to order lab tests and X-rays at hospital facilities which charge 2 to 3 times what private labs charge! The peculiar conflict between the two local hospitals may be unique to Springfield, but the overall problem with Medical Disease Care is nationwide.

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