The episode on CNN Escape Fire really exposes the healthcare system for what is really happening. Today we spend 2.7 trillion dollars on healthcare, but the U.S. does not even rank in the top 20, but at number 50 in health care. We are the only country that advertises for prescription drugs. What has the healthcare become? We are not treating the patients, but rather disease; a disease that we are just managing and not trying to fix. It is a revolving door.
The diseases that we have in the United States are all preventable. 20 % of patients in the emergency department come in on a daily basis for chronic conditions. For most of these conditions they are all related to lifestyle. What is wrong with society? The foods we eat today are processed and not organic and made all of the unhealthy food the cheapest. 1 trillion$ will be spent towards health problems related to obesity if the trend continues until 2020.
My fear is being swallowed into the corrupt healthcare system. I want to make a difference in healthcare and treat the underlying problem of it all. My heart aches for those who are obese and I want to make a difference in those who can make difference in there life by making different life choices.
Everyone needs to see this especially those who are going into the healthcare field.