While I do not agree with the entire article, I do agree with this statement: "Americans (still) rule the world. They can stroll on the moon, influence global diplomacy, finance unstable countries around the world…yet they cannot keep their own people relatively healthy? Of course they could, if it were actually desired. Unfortunately, for the world’s most powerful companies, an unhealthy America is, perversely, a very profitable America."
On the main street near my home, there's a tremendous amount of junk food and fast food available. As well, there are three CVS pharmacies on that same strip ... about two miles. Yes, crap food delivers patients to big pharma. No doubt about it.
During this time of thanks, I am thankful that I have avoided the medical industrial complex.