Medical Kickbacks [cri deCOUER]
It is time to change the control of this debate; it is time to take healthcare back from those who ‘reap large profits’ as former Sec. Alex Azar also warned in his 2018 HHS Report, Reforming America’s Healthcare System Through Choice and Competition:
‘While American consumers and many providers would significantly benefit from the reforms laid out in this report, there are entrenched and powerful special interest groups that reap large profits from the status quo. It will take bold leadership to confront these incumbents and implement reforms …’
There is no group more entrenched, richer, and more resistive to reform than spine surgeons and their cohorts such as hospital administrators, device manufacturers, imaging centers, and Big Pharma. The recent Dr. Death series streaming on Peacock revealed the corruption enjoyed by all in spine surgery, except the victims.
The AMA is well aware hospitals also profit from unnecessary surgery, particularly heart, and spine surgeries, so administrators offer bribes to fill beds and allow kickbacks by device manufacturers to keep surgeons happy.
Cite: Smith JC. Medical kickbacks. #chiropractors matter: A letter [Column]. Asia-Pac Chiropr J. 2021;2.4. URL apcj.net/JCSmith/#MedicalKickbacks