I have not said that I reject everything medical. Please be more careful how you read posts.
Perhaps it missed your
comprehension that, except for your
imprudent "And you will be charged for bringing up a matter unrelated to the visit" advice to conceal potentially significant symptoms to save money, almost all of my comments were directed at Maria Regina.
I advised against automatic rejection of everything "medical," but I did not
say that was your position, so take your own advice: Please be more careful how you
I well recognize the problems with "Big Pharma," but I also recognize that in the "natural" times people died in their mid-40s and in these "Big Pharma" days people die in their mid-70s.
Patient thinks to self while waiting fir the doctor: "I've been having blood in my poop. Maybe I should mention that to my doctor since I am here. Nah, I might get charged extra for it."
So the completely curable pre-cancerous polyp slowly grows, becomes cancerous, and the patient dies unnecessarily and painfully—but $75 richer.