There is no such thing as 'the health care industry'. There is
only a Medical Industry.
Health care consists in caring for one's physical self in such a
way as to maintain good health and avoid illness or injury for as
long as possible before age has its way.
Some have observed there is no money to be made from dead people,
other than the relative pittance for the funeral industry, and
none to be had from healthy people. As they say, the profit is in
between. And the profit to be had is enormous, and there is no
shortage of scavengers to collect it. Like the floating body of a
dead whale, surrounded by creatures large and small, nibbling and
gnawing at any accessible area with larger ones taking the chunks
their jaws enable them to tear away, while the smaller ones feast
on the scraps. The smell of death and decay troubles them not at
all. And their hunger is never satisfied.
The vulnerable population of a developed and prosperous society
provides a vast herd of hosts for the parasites of the Medical
Industry. And they do not hesitate to create customers, whether by
using advertising to create fear in the population to drive them
to the doctors and pharmaceutical providers, or conspiring with
the government to create medical 'emergencies'. But those matters
require a separate examination.
In this case we look at the little parasites and scavengers, the
ones who operate medical facilities and provide the supplies and
services to operate them. Like their animal counterparts they are
nothing more than eating machines, blind and unreasoning,
consuming as much as they can of whatever is available.
Because it is there and they are what they are. In the animal world
such organisms are described as opportunistic feeders.
But how do human beings become as them?
To paraphrase Sir Isaac Newton 'I can calculate the movement of
the stars, but not the evil of men.'
~~ Quiescent Benevolence 1663176911