The Truth About Healthcare
Scenario A: Every week hundreds, thousands, or more visit their family physicians for routine medical exams. For example, Mr. ____ , who lives in Los Angeles, visits his doctor for a follow up of a routine medical exam. Mr. ____ sits down at Dr. ____’s desk. Dr. ____ takes out Mr. ____’s report and says, “Well, everything looks pretty good. However, our exam shows that your blood sugar level is a little high meaning that you have type 2 diabetes. But don’t worry, we can control it with an oral medication that I am going to give you a prescription for. All you have to do is follow the directions on the label, cut down on the amount of sugar you use, try to lose weight, and we will monitor you every six months.”
Mr. ____ says, “Thank you, Doctor,” takes his prescription and leaves to visit the pharmacy.
What Mr. ____ doesn’t know is
1. Side effects of the medication he is going to be taking for the rest of his life. Doctors have several different oral diabetic drugs that they can prescribe for their patients. Most have various side effects ranging from nausea, dizziness, liver failure, increased risk of bone fracture and decreased bone mineral density, to RISK OF HEART FAILURE.
2. The complications over time, while doctors are prescribing oral medication and sometimes insulin: poor vision, blindness, poor circulation in toes, feet, and legs with potential amputation, kidney failure, strokes and heart attacks.
- 86% of all healthcare spending is for people with one or more chronic medical conditions
- Approximately 50% of all adults have at least one chronic health condition
- The incidence of chronic health conditions is rising and is predicted to continue to rise
- Childhood and adulthood obesity rates are going up every year
- As our population ages healthcare costs will increase even more
- The total amount of spending for healthcare in the United States in 2015 was approximately 3.2 trillion dollars. Of which approximately one trillion was paid for by the federal government, and 2.2 trillion was paid by individuals, families, and businesses. This does not include the billions and billions of dollars raised annually by charities for research, marketing, and other expenses related to various diseases.
- Healthcare Facts will give you more references and citations (a link to click on that will send them to the healthcare facts sheet)
Based on the above facts, whether or not the Affordable Healthcare Act (Obamacare) continues or is revised or replaced, healthcare cost for individuals, families, businesses, hospitals and all levels of government, will continue to skyrocket. Since the major diseases are estimated to increase substantially by 2030 total healthcare costs at that time could be in the range of four to five trillion dollars per year.
Scenario B: Mr. ____, who lives in Trenton, New Jersey, visits his physician Joel Fuhrman MD for his second office visit. His first visit, three months ago, was for a routine physical exam. The exam showed that Mr. ____ suffered from type 2 diabetes. Dr. Fuhrman gave Mr. ____ a special diet to follow, and told him to schedule another appointment in three months for another exam. That re-exam showed that Mr. ____’s blood sugar had returned to the normal level, and his other symptoms of diabetes had disappeared. Dr. Fuhrman told Mr. ____ to continue to follow the prescribed diet and lifestyle or else his symptoms would return.
There is a choice for individuals, families, and businesses that can enable them to substantially reduce or even in some cases eliminate their healthcare costs.
A starting point could be our Fit For Life Food Delivery Program. Our food delivery program is scientifically based on the research, medical practice, books, articles, etc. of eleven medical doctors, who on the average has spent thirty-five years each in the field of medicine. The type of foods, recipes, and combinations of ingredients found in our food delivery program are all based on the information provided by these medical doctors.
Anyone who utilizes our food delivery program for a substantial portion of a week on an ongoing basis should be able to achieve noticeable results in health improvement, and therefore a decrease in healthcare costs.
In addition to our food delivery program, we provide lifestyle changing information and programs. However, we only provide lifestyle changing information, we do not provide medical diagnoses or treatment for any diseases or conditions, and individuals who enter our programs should consult their physicians for medical advice, or modification of treatment, or medication.
As an added benefit we provide a special support system for participants in our food delivery program at no additional cost:
- Telephone Access to one of our Knowledgable Associates (30 minutes per week)
- Online Forum/Discussion Group
- Workplace or Neighborhood Daily Walks
- Monthly or Bi-Monthly Informational/Support Lunch or Dinner Meetings at Local Restaurants