The design of a system reveals the purpose of the system. Each component of a system is like a piece of a puzzle. The people who have been marketing the redesign of our health care system can say anything they want – but the components of it and the way those component pieces work together tell the real story. The real purpose of the “reform” is experimental genetic medicine using the entire American population as potential research subjects. The first clue was nationalized medical records. The costs and benefits of it don’t compute. As “reforms” have progressed since they began this effort, the evidence has only made this Analyst’s conclusion more certain and I challenge anybody to prove me wrong.
Neither Hillary Care nor Obama Care were about health care. They were about health insurance and universal coverage. Health insurance was a backdoor pathway to the electronic medical record for the Human Genome Project – genetic engineering on the U.S. population. Claims history provides enough information for the foundation of a system centered around the use of your medical records for research purposes. The government already had control of the health care and records of the active military population, the inactive military population (VA), the elderly through Medicare, the disabled and poor through Medicaid and Indians through the Indian Health Service. The working population whose employers provided health insurance could be brought into the Public Health genomic research system. The only remaining populations were small businesses and individuals that didn’t quality for any of the other programs. The requirement to buy health insurance brought them (their medical records) “into the system”.
If that sounds outrageous, just follow the timeline – the Human Genome Project was kicked off in 1990 and the first inquiry into a national system of computerized medical records was requested by Congress was also in 1990. The nation’s telecommunications system was opened up to the public in 1991 and the government’s Information Infrastructure Task Force (IITF) was created in 1993. On July 3, 1992, Bush gave a Radio Address to the nation on health care reform. He outlined his plan for funding the automation of claims information for health insurance. (Note: automation of claims processing was in progress at least beginning around 1970 – first hand experience of mine).
It’s time to reform our antiquated system, move things into the electronic age. Our legislation would cut paperwork and red tape and put health insurance on a modern electronic billing system. Going to the doctor should involve no more paperwork than using a credit card. I’ve also asked that horse-and-buggy-era rules end and that practices for patient records and consumer health information be replaced with computerization. By the end of the decade, these two reforms alone would save Americans an estimated $24 billion a year. ~ George H.W. Bush
The problem with what he said is that most of the claims filing by that time was almost certainly being done electronically for most providers – if not by the provider himself, then by a claims billing service for providers. How do I know that? From personal experience in the IT business that included health insurers, personal experience with PC’s (beginning 1985) and most importantly because the incentives for the doctors and insurers were in alignment for it – the claims were more accurate and could be immediately processed, doctors who submitted claims electronically were paid faster and the technology to do it was not that expensive relative to the benefits.
This system will not save any money. On the contrary, it will cost a lot more than is already being spent on the health care system. The money will be taken out of actual health care and will be shifted to the technology corporations and IT people. The focus of health care for providers will become the system – not the patient because they must answer to the system – not the patient.
In 1993, on Day 6 of the Clinton Administration, Bill Clinton announced the formation of a Task Force on Health Care Reform chaired by his wife, Hillary Clinton. The Task Force was “charged with formulating legislation that would take strong action to control health care costs while providing Americans with the security of knowing that their fundamental health care needs will be met”. (First 100 Days). Ira Magaziner was selected as co-chair of the Task Force. In this video he said that he read a lot of health care plans from different groups. Apparently they with they being Bill Clinton and Ira Magaziner chose the plan of the Jackson Hole Group because he mentioned Managed Competition and this American Prospect article confirmed it. Managed Competition was a system designed by Alain Enthoven. In 2014, I wrote an analysis of Enthoven’s Managed Competition Plan which became the Obama Care Plan that was passed into law. Hillary Clinton’s part in the original project was to assist with writing the legislation to make it happen.
THE BIG CON
As I listened to Ira Magaziner, I realized that the problem they were trying to solve was not anything to do with health care per se. They were trying to fix the problem of cost shifting. There are two sides to the con game of compounding interest. Compounding interest and compounding costs. The compound interest keeps the economy moving like a greyhound chasing a mechanical rabbit. The other side of the ledger – compounding costs is due to cost shifting to make up for the magic money produced through compounding interest.
This con game works great up until the point when there no place to shift costs that doesn’t draw blood. It’s like a shell game in which to continue the growth curve requires that costs are shifted to some other sector of the economy which may or may not destroy the sector depending upon the criticality of the sector. Health care is essential so when employers with the help of congress removed their business from the insurance market to improve their own bottom lines, costs went up for the entire rest of the economy. Research and expenditures in advances in health care only exacerbated the problem. Schumpter called it creative destruction but the only thing creative about it is the official explanations for destroying segments of the economy. Because it is cost shifting, it’s not always obvious from the outside where the problem resides. The example Hollywood gave us with the buggy whip factory was pure propaganda to give people the idea that what is being destroyed is old and dying… but that’s not really true with a mature economy with the parasitic system of compounding interest and cost shifting.
The “creative logic” behind the relatively recent snafu of Obama Care which was just a sequel to Hillary Care – different characters, same story, is that instead of focusing on episodic “sick care”, they were going to focus on wellness. Insurers were mandated to pay for all kinds of “preventative benefits” – basically providing health care to the healthy. Why? It’s cheaper and it gives the illusion that you are getting something for your health insurance premium dollars – even though you’re not. To this point, there is no real solution to the cost shifting in health care. Most of the costs are generated by the sick, the disabled, the elderly and the poor. Here is where the convergence between Human Genome Project and shifted costs of the health care system come into play. The solution to cost shifting is to turn the costs which are liabilities into assets. How do you do that with health care for the sick, the disabled, the elderly and the poor? You monetize them by donating their bodies to medical science for applied genetic research which is what the plan is for the U.S. health care system and that came straight from the mouths of people at the NIH, Dr. Douglas Woods from the Mayo Clinic, groups such as Research!America and many more. The “reformed health care system” since 1990 has been about designing a system that would accommodate experimental genetics research (personalized medicine) on the American population.
That’s the logic. Now prove me wrong.
I just heard on Infowars that President Donald Trump is going to roll out “his fix” for health care reform to replace Obama Care in March of this year. If the focus has anything to do with technology, then that will mean they are just putting new wrapping paper on Obama Care/Hillary Care. They will just be taking away the mandate. Aside from that, the design of the system will be the same and the populations that I identified to be monetized will become the victims of it. They are just useless eaters anyway right?
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