Tomorrow is Hell Day for my wife. She has a breast clinic appointment for a breat biopsy.
They made my wife wait over 2 months to get the biopsy.
Breast Cancer is a very serious threat to all women all ages. all over the planet.
But more than that, putting off screening and then making a patient wait for weeks or months to get a biopsy just to find out if they have cancer or don't and what stage is the cancer can make a person go nuts waiting and being full of fear and anxiety for it.
My friend had a colonoscopy last month at the Veterans Administration Hospital as he is a Vietnam Combat Vet. He had 3 polyps found and removed during the routine exam. He told me he is furious because the doctor was not present at the follow up visit and he was asked to go back home and wait for a few more weeks to get the test results.
Now he is living every day in anxiety and apprehension as to weather or not he does in fact have cancer or does not!
The two things both my friend and my wife share is the wait. The long uncertain waiting time not knowing if they have colon or breast cancer because of the delay that exists between the initial test and the results of the biopsy evaluations.
This has to be a common issue with American patients who have been tested for their health.
We as Americans expect better service and more prompt results. But, we are not getting it.
Could this all be because of the current downfall of the recent Obamacare that has been dumped by Trump? Is this a result of a currently failed health care system altogether? I think it might very well be. I understand that nurses are over worked, and understaffed. That means more and more patience required for more and more patients, getting to wait for results, by less and less able and willing nurses and doctors and the cost of health care for all is going up. Do you see a silver lining of the dark clouds of the current American health care non-affordable health care act? I don't. but then I never had much information other than the fake news about it on mass media both on television and online.
I don't get that it is so hard to find a way to make health care in America both dependable and affordable for people of variant levels of economic status. The poor will always be with us but when the average Joe or Josette who is considered a blue collar worker, that is, a middle class employee of a company working for a living in America, can not afford the high premiums or co-pays there needs to be a radical way of looking at changing the current system so it will work for the majority of those who are working, and the poor will always need assistance. Universal health care was always on the tables but everyone ignored this and greed seemed to be the bottom line of motivation for most. As it stands, the major manufacturers of pharmaceutical drugs in America expect high dividends from the sales and advertisements of their new mass produced drugs want to make a profit and in turn they want the private as well as the public health care sectors to use their drugs and there are always levels of competition in the generic market as well as the black market to sell the similar drugs or copy cat drugs to undercut the major ones.
I prefer medicine that is prime. I prefer it to be affordable and safe. I don't go for online purchases of fake drugs that might be made in a factory in the middle of nowhere with stuff inside that is toxic or just plain inert. The people who buy drugs online risk their very lives when they allow the many Russian originating pharmas to sell them drugs that are not guaranteed to work and they use the American credit system to the max to get quick money. These Russians are not the only ones in the mass market of or black market of drug sales making it possible for people who are not prescribed these medicines or drugs, for their personal use for recreational highs or to actually fight disease. The numbers are staggering.
READ MORE about BIG PHARMA BLACK MARKETS from Huffington Post online.
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