21 de gener 2021

The loss of professional autonomy and the hegemony of marketplace medicine

The Corporatization of American Health Care_ The Rise of Corporate Hegemony and the Loss of Professional Autonomy

Marketplace medicine has achieved such a strong ideological grip on our national consciousness, especially within the ranks of the health professions. Vested interests have been very persuasive in their propaganda against systems in other nations. Canada’s universal national health insurance model is maligned continually as unworkable here in the United States, even though our own Medicare system borrowed both its name and some structure from the Canadian national system—just without becoming universal for everyone! Americans do not realize how much of their money is wasted in this corporate healthcare system on overly priced, tax-supported care, coupled with such climbing out-of pocket personal payments for their families for this corporate healthcare system.