Is it Really Medical or is it all about Money?


Health


If you were one of many thousands whom have heard the old saying that, “Money is the Root of all Evil”, then it would also apply to the medical and pharmaceutical industries.
This being said, I have come across so many individuals who have experiences so many injustices with the medical industry but cannot seem to get the problems corrected. It seems as though the entire field is corrupted because if there is one bad apple the rest refuse to help anyone get it fixed because they do not want to get involved in bad publicity. Well what about the patient who just wants to have the bad botched surgery fixed so that it does not cause constant pain and embarrassments? What about the mental and emotional turmoil that the whole ordeal has created for the patient? Why is protecting a bad apple more important than the patient when I thought they all took a medical Oath? The oath being that they would protect human life at all costs. The oath that doctors take that states the patient’s are the most important thing and that they swore to do everything in their power to create, save and protect human life? Does the Medical Oath mean nothing now days?
The Hippocratic Oath taken directly from Wikipedia:

Classic translation of the English

“I swear by Apollo the Physician and Asclepius and Hygieia and Panaceia and all the gods, and goddesses, making them my witnesses, that I will fulfill according to my ability and judgment this oath and this covenant:”

“To hold him who has taught me this art as equal to my parents and to live my life in partnership with him, and if he is in need of money to give him a share of mine, and to regard his offspring as equal to my brothers in male lineage and to teach them this art–if they desire to learn it–without fee and covenant; to give a share of precepts and oral instruction and all the other learning to my sons and to the sons of him who has instructed me and to pupils who have signed the covenant and have taken the oath according to medical law, but to no one else.”

“I will apply dietic measures for the benefit of the sick according to my ability and judgment; I will keep them from harm and injustice.”

“I will neither give a deadly drug to anybody if asked for it, nor will I make a suggestion to this effect. Similarly I will not give to a woman an abortive remedy. In purity and holiness I will guard my life and my art.”

“I will not use the knife, not even on sufferers from stone, but will withdraw in favor of such men as are engaged in this work.”

“Whatever houses I may visit, I will come for the benefit of the sick, remaining free of all intentional injustice, of all mischief and in particular of sexual relations with both female and male persons, be they free or slaves.”

“What I may see or hear in the course of treatment or even outside of the treatment in regard to the life of men, which on no account one must spread abroad, I will keep myself holding such things shameful to be spoken about.”

“If I fulfill this oath and do not violate it, may it be granted to me to enjoy life and art, being honored with fame among all men for all time to come; if I transgress it and swear falsely, may the opposite of all this be my lot.”

The Hippocratic Oath (Modern Version)

“I swear to fulfill, to the best of my ability and judgment, this covenant:
I will respect the hard-won scientific gains of those physicians in whose steps I walk, and gladly share such knowledge as is mine with those who are to follow.”

“I will apply, for the benefit of the sick, all measures [that] are required, avoiding those twin traps of over-treatment and therapeutic nihilism.”

“I will remember that there is art to medicine as well as science, and that warmth, sympathy, and understanding may outweigh the surgeon's knife or the chemist's drug.”

“I will not be ashamed to say "I know not," nor will I fail to call in my colleagues when the skills of another are needed for a patient's recovery.”

“I will respect the privacy of my patients, for their problems are not disclosed to me that the world may know. Most especially must I tread with care in matters of life and death. If it is given to me to save a life, all thanks. But it may also be within my power to take a life; this awesome responsibility must be faced with great humbleness and awareness of my own frailty. Above all, I must not play at God.”

“I will remember that I do not treat a fever chart, a cancerous growth, but a sick human being, whose illness may affect the person's family and economic stability. My responsibility includes these related problems, if I am to care adequately for the sick.”

“I will prevent disease whenever I can, for prevention is preferable to cure.”

“I will remember that I remain a member of society, with special obligations to all my fellow human beings, those sound of mind and body as well as the infirm.”

‘If I do not violate this oath, may I enjoy life and art, respected while I live and remembered with affection thereafter. May I always act so as to preserve the finest traditions of my calling and may I long experience the joy of healing those who seek my help.”

The oath both modern and original states that they will keep the patient from harm and injustices and all information private. However, all our information is available to all who work for the government and states, to all whom work for insurance companies and to the pharmaceutical companies. We are forced to sign documents releasing our information to all these people. For one thing how would the pharmaceutical companies be able to send us coupons on different drugs if they did not know we already do or have taken?

Next if the medical industry kept their oath to their patients then anytime one bad apple doctor did something against standard procedure, (especially if it is a elective surgery) then the insurance companies should be made to pay to have it corrected and there should be many doctors willing to correct it. There would be fewer lawsuits if the bad surgeries were just corrected so that the patient did not have to live with pain from the improperly done surgery or the patient did not have to live with the mental and emotional pain of living with the ugliness of it.

This country is falling apart and more rights are giving to the illegal immigrants, the criminals who are proven guilty of rape, murder, and incest than the rights of the natural born citizen and the law-abiding people. There are people out there who have to struggle to pay their own bills when they make enough money that they should never have to struggle but the government feels entitled to their earnings to give to people who do not want to do for themselves. There are a lot of the Nations citizens who do not mind helping those who are disabled and unable to help themselves, those who are elderly and worked their entire lives prior to having difficulties. But helping support Illegals when we struggle ourselves, helping those who continue to have children who cannot afford the ones they have or who feel that the rest of us owe them or to make the medical, pharmaceutical industry rich and not get the kind of care that we deserve, only be pushed all the harmful drugs. Drugs that are made with cleaning products, drugs that are mad with the same chemicals that
methanphedophines are made with. These are the things that if the common people mix up they are arrested because it is not legal. Why does the Food and Drug Administration allow companies to put all the chemicals in our food and drugs? These are all the same drugs that the common everyday people get arrested for having possession of. They are a lot of the same drugs that I have read are used to make Meth which the common person is arrested for making or having possession of!

WHY IS THERE A DOUBLE STANDARD all the time? We the people are suppose to run this country but yet we do not have the same rights as the big medical, pharmaceutical companies have! Something is dead wrong with that picture!