New Killer Healthcare Strategy: Merge Drug- Insurance

Officially demonstrating profit-driven ‘healthcare’ is a killer
And why US finance capitalism needed a Trump card

Trump picks pharma exec to lead Department of Health and Human Services
www.healthcareitnews.com/news/trump-picks-former-eli-...https://www.meds......
Until January Alex Azar was president of Lilly USA, the biggest affiliate of pharmaceutical giant Eli Lilly and Co. Azar..deputy secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) in the G.W. Bush administration...succeeding Price who resigned in September amid criticism for taking noncommercial flights at taxpayer expense....Azar has a reputation as a conservative thinker and methodical lawyer...expected to use his prior government experience to pursue Trump’s goals through executive action — such as shifting the Affordable Care Act in more conservative directions.
"Why not Freddy Krueger?" wrote RoseAnn DeMoro, Executive Director of National Nurses United, 

CVS Pharmacy Giant to buy Aetna for $69 billion deal that could shake up health-care industry
If approved the merger would create a giant health-care company allowing CVS to negotiatiate drug prices for insurers and employees — and provide a broad range of health services to Aetna’s 22 million members....could transform pharmacy storefronts into medical hubs for primary care and basic procedures. Analysts said the deal also would help CVS fight off Amazon’s possible entry into the retail drug business.

“US highest healthcare costs in the developed world and some of the worst overall outcomes”
http://www.commonwealthfund.org/publications/fund-reports/2014/jun/mirro...

US scores poorly on many fronts, ranked 11th out of 11 in Commonwealth Fund list - far outstrips peers in healthcare spending –17% of GDP.
2/9/16 https://www.theguardian.com/society/2016/feb/09/which-country-has-worlds...

Why the World Needs a Trump Doctrine
By ZBIGNIEW BRZEZINSKI https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/20/opinion/why-the-world-needs-a-trump-d...
Zbigniew Brzezinski, Carter’s national security adviser1977 to1981, trustee at Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) thinktank

Will the Trump administration sustain U.S. leadership on global health?
December 15, 2016 Stephen Morrison https://www.csis.org/analysis/will-trump-administration-sustain-us-leade...
J. Stephen Morrison, senior vice president at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) and director of its Global Health Policy Center. Dr. Morrison writes widely, has directed several high-level commissions, and is a frequent commentator on U.S. foreign policy, global health, Africa, and foreign assistance. He served in the Clinton administration as committee staff in the House of Representatives, and taught for 12 years at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies. 

U.S. Medical Errors # 3 Cause of Death, Johns Hopkins Medicine Researchers
 2016-05-03 https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/news/media/releases/study_suggests_medic...
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Analyzing medical death rate data over an eight-year period, Johns Hopkins patient safety experts have calculated that more than 250,000 deaths per year are due to medical error in the U.S. Their figure, published May 3 in The BMJ, surpasses the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC’s) third leading cause of death — respiratory disease , which kills close to 150,000 people per year.
The Johns Hopkins team says the CDC’s way of collecting national health statistics fails to classify medical errors separately on the death certificate. The researchers are advocating for updated criteria for classifying deaths on death certificates.
“Incidence rates for deaths directly attributable to medical care gone awry haven’t been recognized in any standardized method for collecting national statistics,” says Martin Makary, M.D., M.P.H. , professor of surgery at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, and an authority on health reform. “The medical coding system was designed to maximize billing for physician services, not to collect national health statistics, as it is currently used.”...
In their study, the researchers examined four separate studies that analyzed medical death rate data from 2000 to 2008, including one by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of the Inspector General and the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. Then, using 2013 hospital admission rates, extrapolated that based on a total of 35,416,020 hospitalizations, 251,454 deaths stemmed from medical error, which the researchers say translates to 9.5 percent of all deaths each year in the U.S.
According to the CDC , in 2013, 611,105 people died of heart disease , 584,881 died of cancer and 149,205 died of chronic respiratory disease — the top three causes of death in the U.S. The newly calculated figure for medical errors puts this cause of death behind cancer but ahead of respiratory disease.
“Top-ranked causes of death as reported by the CDC inform country’s research funding and public health priorities,” says Dr. Makary.”... since medical errors don’t appear on the list, the problem doesn’t get the funding and attention it deserves.”

And why US finance capitalism needed a Trump card
Trump picks pharma exec to lead Department of Health and Human Services
www.healthcareitnews.com/news/trump-picks-former-eli-...https://www.meds......
Until January Alex Azar was president of Lilly USA, the biggest affiliate of pharmaceutical giant Eli Lilly and Co. Azar..deputy secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) in the G.W. Bush administration...succeeding Price who resigned in September amid criticism for taking noncommercial flights at taxpayer expense....Azar has a reputation as a conservative thinker and methodical lawyer...expected to use his prior government experience to pursue Trump’s goals through executive action — such as shifting the Affordable Care Act in more conservative directions.
"Why not Freddy Krueger?" wrote RoseAnn DeMoro, Executive Director of National Nurses United, 

National Security Study Memorandum NSSM 200 – The Kissinger Report
http://pdf.usaid.gov/pdf_docs/PCAAB500.pdf
December 10, 1974 Implications of Worldwide Population Growth For U.S. Security and Overseas Interests
Genocide In Third World Nations

US ‘healthcare’: WEAPONS OF WAR
SWINE FLU overview and update http://www.burbankdigest.com/node/236
H1N1 Links: Political, Medical, Military Chronology http://www.burbankdigest.com/node/238
H1N1 and other Flu Pandemics www.burbankdigest.com/node/478
AIDS/HIV http://burbankdigest.com/node/519
US/ISIS Crisis: http://www.burbankdigest.com/node/500
EBOLA p1 http://www.burbankdigest.com/node/516 p2 http://www.burbankdigest.com/node/517 p3 http://www.burbankdigest.com/node/518
ORLANDO: Before & Beyond www.burbankdigest.com/node/564

for more related use digest search function for vaccines, depopulation, humanitarian aid

Between Two Ages : America’s Role in the Technetronic Era
Zbigniew Brzezinski 1970
http://showothers.com/uploads/Zbigniew_Brzezinski__Between_Two_Ages.pdf
2012 "Strategic Vision", http://www.foreignaffairs.com/author/zbigniew-brzezinski
The post-industrial society is becoming a “technetronic” society: a society shaped culturally, psychologically, socially, and economically by the impact of technology and electronics—particularly in the area of computers and communications.3...Knowledge is a tool of power and the effective mobilization of talent an important way to acquire power.5...the government has sponsored the transfer of many technological innovations from defense to private industry.6... the United States has been most active in the promotion of a global communications system by means of satellites, and is pioneering the development of a world-wide information grid. It is expected such a grid will come into being by about 1975. For the first time in history the cumulative knowledge of mankind will be made accessible on a global scale—and almost instantaneously available in response to demand.10 ... techniques of weather modification could be employed to produce prolonged periods of drought or storm, thereby weakening a nation’s capacity and forcing it to accept the demands of the competitor” (Gordon J. F. MacDonald, “Space,” in Toward the Years 2018, p. 34).11 ...man has always sought to crystallize some organizing principle that would, by creating order out of chaos, relate him to the universe and help define his place in it. 13. Julian Huxley was perhaps guilty of only slight exaggeration when he warned “overcrowding in animals leads to distorted neurotic and downright pathological behavior. We can be sure that the same is true in principle of people. City life today is definitely leading to mass mental disease, to growing vandalism and possible eruptions of mass violence.”14 G. N. Carstairs, in “Why is Man Aggressive?” (Impact of Science on Society, April-June 1968, p. 90), argues that population growth, crowding, and social oppression all contribute to irrational and intensified aggression. Experiments on rats seem to bear this out; observation of human behavior in large cities seems to warrant a similar conclusion..15

Speaking of a future at most decades away, an experimenter in intelligence control asserted, “I foresee a time when we shall have the means and therefore, inevitably, the temptation to manipulate the behavior and intellectual functioning of all the people through environmental and biochemical manipulation of the brain.” 16
A society’s capacity for making such judgments, [discriminating between the necessity for order and the imperative of change], is bound to be undermined by the degree to which it becomes psychologically inured to living with violence and to accepting violence as a means for solving its problems....contemporary America is psychologically permeated by violence. Persisting social crisis, emergence of a charismatic personality, and the exploitation of mass media to obtain public confidence would be the steppingstones in the piecemeal transformation of the United States into a highly controlled society..A certain measure of crime is accepted as unavoidable; for the sake of order, therefore, organized crime is generally preferred to anarchic violence, thus indirectly and informally becoming an extension of order...

In addition, it may be possible—and tempting—to exploit for strategic-political purposes the fruits of research on the brain and on human behavior. Gordon J. F. MacDonald, a geophysicist specializing in problems of warfare, has written that accurately timed, artificially excited electronic strokes “could lead to a pattern of oscillations that produce relatively high power levels over certain regions of the earth...In this way, one could develop a system that would seriously impair the brain performance of very large populations in selected regions over an extended period... No matter how deeply disturbing the thought of using the environment to manipulate behavior for national advantages to some, the technology permitting such use will very probably develop within the next few decades 26[...]

How Jimmy Carter and I Started the Mujahideen
Zbigniew Brzezinski, Carter’s National Security Advisor
Interview Le Nouvel Observateur http://www.counterpunch.org/1998/01/15/how-jimmy-carter-and-i-started-th...
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