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Ted Cruz Says It’s Okay For Insurance Companies To Deny Legitimate Claims | Nine Inch News

http://nineinchnews.com/ted-cruz-says-okay-insurance-companies-deny-legitimate-claims/

I’ve worked in healthcare insurance for 15 years and I fought to get claims paid timely and correctly so that families wouldn’t worry. This man deserves to be very sick and get HIS claims denied as too expensive.

Why I hope alternative therapies are never part of a healthcare insurance package

I am for single payer government run healthcare. After being in the healthcare and Worker’s Compensation arena for over 20 years I think it would solve an awful lot more problems that it causes. That being said, I do not want alternative therapies to be part of the scheme.

I have very good reasons for this. Do you seriously think that Big Pharma would not get involved and try to control anything that was herbal if they saw that as an alternative to recouping the losses they would sustain if the price of drugs was regulated as to the payment allowed? They would and I think they would go as far as to restrict people from growing anything herbal in their own yards. They have already attempted this if you have been paying attention. If the FDA decided they needed to regulate the growth of “ dangerous” plants because lay people can’t be trusted to decide something like chamomile isn’t a tested sleep remedy, do you think they wouldn’t? They would put Celestial Seasonings out of business in a heartbeat if they thought they could make it a large paying drug therapy. The seasonings aisle in the supermarket would have to be moved behind the counter.

The FDA works hand in glove with Big Pharma which is how they get away with testing only small amounts of people before releasing a drug and then finding out, whoops! It’s harmful. By then they have made enough money to pay off the lawsuits and they really don’t care. It’s how they get away with creating shortages of children’s cancer drugs like happened this year. There is no one to make them do it until the publicity is raised high enough that they have to start making the drug again. It’s how drugs proven effective in Europe but no longer in patent are allowed to be manufactured and sold here. They make up reasons it’s harmful when it isn’t because they can’t make money off of it. Look up the history of a drug called Domperidone, if you don’t believe me. It is the only drug with no side effects to take the place of Propulsid or Reglan which do have side effects. Reglan’s use can cause something called Parkinson syndrome where you get the effects of Parkinson’s caused by the drug’s use and it’s irreversible. Propulsid caused heart problems in people who already had heart problems instead of restricting it to people who did not have heart problems they took it off the market.

Do you seriously think sooner or later they wouldn’t develop reiki practioner licensing or make you prove it worked before they would pay? They don’t even like paying for acupuncture now?

So no, I don’t want to see alternative therapies ever included in any healthcare package that comes anywhere near a corporation like Big Pharma or an insurance company that pays lobbyists.