Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Attack on alternative medicine: Is the clock ticking on alternative healthcare?

According to the March 2003 issue of the AARP Bulletin, the American healthcare system is in a state of collapse. In a comparison of quality healthcare by the World Health Organization (WHO), the United States ranked 37th, coming in behind such nations as Andorra, Malta, Oman and Singapore.

Despite the average $4,600 per capita spent for healthcare in the United States — which is more than twice the average of other countries, such as France ($2,125) and Japan ($1,759) — our healthcare system is faltering while costs keep rising.

In most developed nations the government controls and administers some form of socialized healthcare. Costs are carefully controlled and all viable alternatives to expensive allopathic protocols and drugs are considered.
By comparison, healthcare in the United States is in the domain of those enterprises that stand to benefit from expensive medical practices, despite the fact that the American public is developing a thirst for alternative healthcare, as indicated in a 1998 survey reported in the Journal of the American Medical Association, which found that 60 million were using alternative therapies.

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