There is an economic necessity for keeping profiteers out of any healthcare system. People are often held from medical care, and prescribed inappropriate care while corporate architects siphon their money, dignity, and health. When the science of medicine is ethically bankrupt. Its monopolistic position deflates the economic balloon. Ignoring Kindness, and “First doing no harm,” its ethical switches are stuck in the “off” position. There is a financial incentive to withhold treatment, and even provide the wrong treatment. The opacity of that financial environment further exacerbates the problem.
Financial incentives to pursue medical science tend to be historically antinomic in nature, for at least two reasons: 1) the monopolization of derived products, and services, 2) The diminution of the effect of the products, and services on the improperly informed public. Early death, Physical and mental suffering, and financial ruin are needlessly endured by patients who stand alone, without reasonable recourse, against the very institutions that were commissioned to provide them appropriate service.
When the financial interests of healthcare providers are more focused on making money than making its patients well, scientific knowledge is used to that end. Economic tragedy ensues because corporate interests are overcompensated, and patients are overcharged. Monetary devaluation occurs, because more money is spent on less service. Every one’s dollar is diminished. Each medical necessity is an economic necessity.