A Chinese woman has performed surgery on herself because she could not stand the pain anymore. She cut in her stomach with a kitchen knife to releave herself from a fluid build up, write the Chongqing Morning Post.
Wu Yuanbi (53) from Chongqing suffers from the syndrom of Budd-Chiari. One of the symptoms is fluid retention in the intestines. She has been suffering from it for 12 years, and in the beginning she saved up all her money so she could be treated. Thanks to that operation they removed 25 liters of fluid from her stomach.
But the problem returned and a new surgery would be 50.000 yuan which is about 5.400 euro , and she did not have that amount of money.
The evening of 8 may, Wu Yuanbi couldnt stand the pain anymore. She cut herself open with a kitchen knife to releave the pressure. Her husband was at work. Totally alone she went through her suffering, knowing that she could die. "But even then I would save my family a lot of missery", she said afterwards.
Saved right on time
several hours later her husband arrived and found his wife on her bed with a 10 cm long cutwound on her stomach. The woman was laying in a puddle of yellow fluid. Her intestines were portruding from her stomach. she was taken to the hospital and survived. Her condition is still critical.
Another shocking effect of our current money system, where money always has the last word. People who are born or develop such horrible conditions, are fucked when they dont have the money. Can you imagine cutting yourself open because of the unbearable pain, because you have nowhere else to turn to?
We in the elite rich countries cannot imagine such a thing. When I had surgery for my wisdom teeth, I was thankful beyond words to have some strong painkillers.
In an Equal money system this would not exist because health care would be a basic requirement of life - and thus available for all. People would be treated and get treatment without having to have a certain amount of money.
We have created a world where money is required to be helped and taken care off. Money gives us value and without it we dont have any value - because else a human being would not be left to suffer in excruciating pain.
The American Health care system also sucks big time.
The following are 25 shocking facts that prove that the entire U.S. health care industry is one giant money making scam.... (http://endoftheamericandream.com/archives/25-shocking-facts-that-prove-that-the-entire-u-s-health-care-industry-has-become-one-giant-money-making-scam)
#1 The chairman of Aetna, the third largest health insurance company in the United States, brought in a staggering 68.7 million dollar during 2010. Ron Williams exercised stock options that were worth approximately $50.3 million and he raked in an additional $18.4 million in wages and other forms of compensation. The funny thing is that he left the company and didn't even work the whole year.
#2 The top executives at the five largest for-profit health insurance companies in the United States combined to receive nearly 200 million in total compensation in 2009.
#3 One study found that approximately 41 percent of working age Americans either have medical bill problems or are currently paying off medical debt.
#4 Over the last decade, the number of Americans without health insurance has risen from about 38 million to about 52 million.
#5 According to one survey, approximately 1 out of every 4 Californians under the age of 65 has absolutely no health insurance.
#6 According to a report published in The American Journal of Medicine, medical bills are a major factor in more than 60 percent of the personal bankruptcies in the United States. Of those bankruptcies that were caused by medical bills, approximately 75 percent of them involved individuals that actually did have health insurance.
#7 Profits at U.S. health insurance companies increased by 56 percent during 2009.
#8 According to a report by Health Care for America Now, America's five biggest for-profit health insurance companies ended 2009 with a combined profit of $12.2 billion.
#9 Health insurance rate increases are getting out of control. According to the Los Angeles Times, Blue Shield of California plans to raise rates an average of 30% to 35%, and some individual policy holders could see their health insurance premiums rise by a whopping 59 percent this year alone.
#10 According to an article on the Mother Jones website, health insurance premiums for small employers in the U.S. increased 180% between 1999 and 2009.
#11 Why are c-sections on the rise? It is because a vaginal delivery costs approximately $5,992 on average, while a c-section costs approximately $8,558 on average.
#12 Since 2003, health insurance companies have shelled out more than $42 million in state-level campaign contributions.
#13 Between 2000 and 2006, wages in the United States increased by 3.8%, but health care premiums increased by 87%.
#14 There were more than two dozen pharmaceutical companies that made over a billion dollars in profits in 2008.
#15 Each year, tens of billions of dollars is spent on pharmaceutical marketing in the United States alone.
#16 Nearly half of all Americans now use prescription drugs on a regular basis according to a CDC report that was just released. According to the report, approximately one-third of all Americans use two or more pharmaceutical drugs, and more than ten percent of all Americans use five or more prescription drugs on a regular basis.
#17 According to the CDC, approximately three quarters of a million people a year are rushed to emergency rooms in the United States because of adverse reactions to pharmaceutical drugs.
#18 The Food and Drug Administration reported 1,742 prescription drug recalls in 2009, which was a gigantic increase from 426 drug recalls in 2008.
#19 Lawyers are certainly doing their part to contribute to soaring health care costs. According to one recent study, the medical liability system in the United States added approximately $55.6 billion to the cost of health care in 2008.
#20 According to one doctor interviewed by Fox News, "a gunshot wound to the head, chest or abdomen" will cost $13,000 at his hospital the moment the victim comes in the door, and then there will be significant additional charges depending on how bad the wound is.
#21 In America today, if you have an illness that requires intensive care for an extended period of time, it is ridiculously really easy to rack up medical bills that total over 1 million dollars.
#22 It is estimated that hospitals overcharge Americans by about 10 billion dollars every single year.
#23 One trained medical billing advocate says that over 90 percent of the medical bills that she has audited contain "gross overcharges".
#24 It is not uncommon for insurance companies to get hospitals to knock their bills down by up to 95 percent, but if you are uninsured or you don't know how the system works then you are out of luck.
#25 According to one recent report, Americans spend approximately twice as much as residents of other developed countries on health care.
Please, let us end this madness. There is no excuse, and no amount of believed inferiority (such as 'I am just one person) will do it. Let's work together as a group to change things, and not allow any of our programmed thoughts to interfere with what we could/can/should do . And that is = to stand for a new world for all, a world of true love, true respect, dignity and value. A world not controlled by a profit driven elite, but a world controlled by the people that care about the common good of all. Because the common good of all is also the good of ourselves. Those who cannot make that connection, have a few lessons to learn.
No more mind control for power, ego and profit, no more denying living beings the right to live.
Investigate Equal money, join us and let's change this system!