Hello Dear Readers.
I wanted to explain a bit more in detail, what I’ve covered in my video series that I’m running on my YouTube channel. I’m running a ten part series called “The Ten Things I Wish I Knew Before I Became A Nurse”, and the vision behind it was to reach all of those prospective new nurses or new grads that just entered the nursing field, to shed some light and share some of my experiences to give them some guidance through my real world insanity that I’ve lived through thus far in my career. I am not an RN, I am an LPN.
Let me preface this by stating very clearly and plainly, my decision to leave the field, this video series that I’m filming and me writing this article has nothing to do with where I am working currently. I have worked in three separate states as a nurse: Lousiana, Texas and New York. And I’m here to tell you my friends, this is the way it is EVERYWHERE in the healthcare industry no matter where you go. As a matter of fact, where I am currently working isn’t nearly as bad as a lot of other places I have worked in the past. It’s not an occupational hazard of a specific location or even of a specific state, it is an occupational hazard of the healthcare industry as a whole. It is seriously flawed in so many ways and we are losing lives of our own people of this country literally daily for the sake of greed and money.
Even for me, I myself am a nurse and a healthcare worker and I provide nursing care daily to my 200 patients in my facility I work in each day. And yet, I can’t afford to walk into a doctor’s office because I can’t afford health insurance. Take a look at these key healthcare facts and statistics about 2019:
- Only 17.2% of Americans were covered by Medicare in 2017.
- The United States could save $175 billion in healthcare costs by halving administrative costs.
- The American healthcare industry was worth $24.7 billion in 1960. It is now worth $3,504 trillion.
- Receiving care in the hospital for a heart attack will cost you an average of $20,246 in the United States.
- You’ll pay 10 times as much for the anti-cancer drug Avastin in the US than in the UK.
- Almost 4 out of 10 Americans are morbidly obese. Over 7 out of 10 are overweight.
- Obesity-related health issues cost over $150 billion a year in the US alone.
- 1.4 million Americans went overseas for medical care in 2017 to get a better deal.
- By 2030, America will have at least 40,800 unfilled posts for physicians.
- AI will revolutionize diagnostic practices.
Just take a look at those numbers guys!!!! And just to compare, let’s play a little numbers game. If we wanted to END WORLD HUNGER, it would cost according to the United Nations Food And Agriculture Organization, $30 billion a year. In our hypothetical scenario, if we used the money that the healthcare system in the United States is worth to end world hunger, it would take 116,800 years before the money ran out.
That is just insane to me!!!! And yet, we are in the field that human beings well being should be our main focus! While we’re at it, let’s look at the fast food industry in America. First of all, our “small” size at fast food restaurants here in America is everywhere else in the world’s large size. But, just for fun, let’s take a look at what the fast food industry was worth in 2019. In the United States in 2019 it was worth $256 billion. And what did we spend on obesity related illnesses in the United States in 2019? The estimated annual health care costs of obesity-related illness are a staggering $190.2 billion or nearly 21% of annual medical spending in the United States. Childhood obesity alone is responsible for $14 billion in direct medical costs.
The above stats to me are what should be in the dictionary next to “first world problems”. There are children all over the world dying right now as I’m typing this from hunger and starvation and malnutrition. And yet we could save every single one of them and eliminate world hunger altogether for 6 years straight if we spend the amount of money that the United States alone spent on obesity-related illness in 2019.
These are just a few of the reasons why I came to my decision. Like I said, it is an ethics issue for me. The healthcare industry in America is not about healthcare at all. Not only is it a business, it is the most deceptive lying greed money making machine businesses known to all of human history. No wonder why so many people in America don’t take spiritual topics seriously, they don’t even value human rights to be healthy and happy and taken care of and to be physically healthy. Why would they think about the soul when they don’t even think about the physical body?
Like I said, I will be bidding my farewell to the healthcare industry. I’m positive that the healthcare industry, the fast food industry, big pharma, the Government, Hollywood, ALL of it is connected on the biggest scale possible. I cannot continue to be a part of the biggest system in the world that exploits and squeezes human beings for every last dime they have. They continue to try and make people sick, keep them stressed out so they can’t pay attention to what’s really going on, get them dependent on medications for blood pressure and anxiety and depression and all of these things, charge them so much that their grandchildren will still be paying for it, and then put out the image that they care about America’s health and well being.
All of this thinking from the industry, it is Setian really. It is rapist-minded when you think about it. It is forcing people against their will, not knowing all the facts, not knowing what’s going on behind the scenes, to become dependent on a system that would rather see them sick and profitable than healthy and not making them any $. I’m fairly certain that they’ve had a cure for cancer for years now as well. But they would rather make trillions treating the disease than make billions curing it.
Okay friends, I’m going to leave you with those two videos. I’m going to go film my next one and my video for the upcoming Positive Motivational Mondays video series.
I’m sending you all MAJOR love and light and clear thinking and focus, and I hope that some of these statistics were as eye opening to you as they were to me.