July 29, 2019 3-5PM ET
Monday on The Robert Scott Bell Show:
Despite calls to start over, US health system covers 90% America’s much-maligned health care system is covering 9 out of 10 people, a fact that hasn’t stopped the 2020 presidential candidates from refighting battles about how to provide coverage, from Bernie Sanders’ call for replacing private insurance with a government plan to President Donald Trump’s pledge to erase the Affordable Care Act and start over. The politicians are depicting a system in meltdown. The numbers point to a different story, not as dire and more nuanced. Government surveys show that about 90% of the population has coverage , largely preserving gains from President Barack Obama’s years. Independent experts estimate that more than one-half of the roughly 30 million uninsured people in the country are eligible for health insurance through existing programs.
Hurry up and wait: Docs say insurers increasingly interfere After Kim Lauerman was diagnosed with ovarian cancer, doctors wanted to give her a drug that helps prevent infections and fever during chemotherapy. Her insurer said no. Anthem Blue Cross told Lauerman the drug wasn’t necessary. She eventually got it after an infection landed her in the hospital, but that led to another problem: She ended up missing several chemo sessions. “The insurance has been great until I got to a point that I really needed something for survival,” Lauerman said. Doctors say they worry about the growing influence insurers have over patient care. Some are finding that they need more approvals from insurance companies for routine things like medical scans or some prescriptions, which can postpone care for a few days or even weeks.
Tart cherry juice may juice up the brain Montmorency tart cherry juice has long been coveted by gout sufferers, athletes for exercise recovery, and those seeking a good night’s sleep. Now there’s evidence that this polyphenol-rich beverage may help improve cognitive performance in older adults. In a new study published in the journal Food & Function, researchers at the University of Delaware found daily intake of Montmorency tart cherry juice improved memory scores among adults, ages 65 to 73 years. In this randomized-controlled trial, 34 participants were assigned to consume either 16 ounces (480 mL) of Montmorency tart cherry juice or the same amount of a placebo drink, half in the morning and half in the evening, every day for 12 weeks.
Question of The Day!
What would you suggest for osteoarthritis in the knee?
Researchers compare cost effectiveness of different types of treatments for rheumatoid arthritis A team of researchers affiliated with several institutions in Finland has created a model to compare the cost-effectiveness of different types of treatments for rheumatoid arthritis. In their paper published in the open access journal PLOS One, the group describes how they created their model and what it showed. For some conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis, it is difficult for patients to decide which treatment option is best for them. Because there are several types of medications available and because they have different associated costs, it is difficult, if not impossible, to choose from among the options available. To address this problem, the team in Finland created a model using real-world data to calculate which among several options is the most cost-effective.
High levels of estrogen in the womb linked to autism Scientist have identified a link between exposure to high levels of oestrogen sex hormones in the womb and the likelihood of developing autism. The findings are published today in the journal Molecular Psychiatry. The discovery adds further evidence to support the prenatal sex steroid theory of autism first proposed 20 years ago. In 2015, a team of scientists at the University of Cambridge and the State Serum Institute in Denmark measured the levels of four prenatal steroid hormones, including two known as androgens, in the amniotic fluid in the womb and discovered that they were higher in male foetuses who later developed autism. These androgens are produced in higher quantities in male than in female foetuses on average, so might also explain why autism occurs more often in boys. They are also known to masculinise parts of the brain, and to have effects on the number of connections between brain cells.
Special Guest Jefferey Jaxen!
Jefferey Jaxen is a researcher, independent investigative journalist, writer and voice for health freedom on the front lines of society’s shift towards higher consciousness. Jefferey is constantly working behind the scenes to spotlight the untold, censored and under-reported stories of our time. His mission in life is to teach & empower others to take back their power and heal themselves. As a compelling writer, active researcher, and creative force his work has been catapulted into the mainstream. Jefferey was recently featured in the documentary The Truth About Cancer: A Global Quest. His writing has been featured by RT, Natural News, InfoWars, Collective-Evolution, Waking Times, GreenMedInfo, The Truth About Cancer and countless others. Along with being a regular guest on national and international television networks and radio shows, his articles are read by tens of thousands weekly. In addition, he has set himself apart with his growing library of unique and original spoken word pieces.
MARIANNE WILLIAMSON’S COMMENTS ON ANTIDEPRESSANTS: RIGHT OR WRONG? Political candidates in the race for the 2020 elections face a narrow window of acceptable conversation and debate. Striking a balance of winning over potential voters with staying in the good favors of corporate media pressure can be a delicate balancing act. So when Democratic presidential candidate Marianne Williamson questioned antidepressants she became a fake news punching bag for both corporate media outlets and the medical-industrial complex. To complicate matters, Williamson’s comments fell far outside the normal pro-Big Pharma talking points of the Democratic party she is running under. She recently told the drug industry favoring outlet BuzzFeed’s News AM to DM hosts: “The twenties can be very hard. They’re not a mental illness. Divorce can be very difficult, losing a loved one, someone that you know died, someone left in a relationship and you’re heartbroken — that’s very painful, but it’s not a mental illness.” Williamson continued,“You had a professional failure, you lost your job, you went bankrupt. Those things are very difficult, but they’re not a mental illness.”
THE DAM BREAKS: MERCK INSIDER SPILLS BAD SCIENCE SECRETS “I just assumed the work had been done...It’s not just safety studies. Efficacy studies…are weak in many cases.” Jorge Araujo, Former Merck Lead Supervisor, Vaccine Sterile Quality Operations Division A recent episode of “The HighWire with Del Bigtree,” featured an exclusive interview with a scientist who worked for seven years inside vaccine maker Merck’s research labs. The insider stated that he worked inside Merck’s global clinical supply operations. He was introduced to Bigtree by former San Antonio, TX, District Attorney Nico LaHood, who has an 8-year old autistic son. “This man was a neighbor and friend of Nico’s, who tried to warn Nico about the lack of vaccine safety studies,” Bigtree explains. Jorge Araujo had begun investigating Merck’s vaccine safety data during his own wife’s first pregnancy, and what he learned was the deciding factor in not vaccinating his four children. Out of the gates, Araujo states, “My belief is vaccine safety science is flawed and incomplete.”
Araujo spoke of an overall philosophical assumption that Big Pharma is benevolent when it comes to their vaccine products.
EPIDEMIC NUMBER OF MEDICAL ERRORS SCARRING HEALTHCARE About 1 in 10 patients experience some kind of harm while receiving medical care and in about half of those cases — 1 in 20 — the harm is preventable, according to a recent study published in the BMJ. The study, a large systematic review of existing scientific literature on the topic, examined data from 66 previously published studies involving 70 different groups of mostly adult patients — 337,025 patients in total — from countries around the world. Thirty-three of the patient groups in the studies were in the United States, and all of the studies were conducted within the past 19 years. The studies identified 28,150 patients who had been harmed during the course of their medical care. Of those, 15,419 had experienced harm that was preventable. They also found that approximately 12% of preventable patient harm causes permanent disability or patient death and is mostly related to drug incidents, therapeutic management, and invasive clinical procedures
Remember Friends, The Power to Heal is Yours!
More upcoming RSB events:
- The Truth About Cancer LIVE Oct 11-13 2019 Anaheim, CA
- Trinity Health Freedom Expo Oct 26-27 2019 Tinley Park, IL