It’s almost like there was a long-term strategy in Big Pharma to spend the last few decades focusing on preventative medicine, often relying on drugs — because everybody I know has a pre-existing condition. Fifty years ago, you’d discover your heart disease when you died at age 50. Now we take the drugs and get to live. Yay!
So we’ve got to have health insurance. Try buying that stuff out of pocket – forget it! Maybe the Wall Street billionaires can afford that, but we sure can’t.
We live longer than our parents, but there’s a price for it. We’re enslaved by this system, where people’s lives are ruined, where people die, where our government serves their interests, where the entire medical-care infrastructure has been co-opted by profit gollums.
We participate in this system by allowing it to continue.