A bounty on your life

An investigation of Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) documents and the Federal Register reveals that CMS, as authorized by the CARES Act in March 2020, established the treatments for COVID 19 and the coding system that financially incentivized hospitals to receive bonuses for all things COVID. Hospitals were incentivized to vaccinate, test, diagnose, hospital admission, use add-on treatments such as remdesivir and ventilators, and reporting COVID 19-related deaths. While this is not new news, it confirms why hospitals and doctors are reluctant to use new and effective COVID treatments and protocols because CMS won’t pay for them, even though they are known to save lives.

What does this mean for your health and safety? Truth For Health Foundation held an educational press conference October 30 that exposed the outcome of government policies. A December 12, 2019 article in the New England Journal of Medicine concluded that the use of remdesivir in treating patients during the 2018 West African Ebola outbreak had to be discontinued “because mortality exceeded 50%.” While Ebola is not COVID 19, remdesivir is remdesivir, and it’s use negatively impacts internal organs. Food and Drug Administration and Centers for Disease Control published studies indicate a range of 71-75% adverse events caused by remdesivir, and many of the studies documented that remdesivir treatment had to be discontinued after 5-10 days because of adverse events or even worse,death.

A National Library of Medicine January 2021 report of 69 studies involving over 57,000 patients concluded that fatality rates were 45% among COVID 19 patients receiving invasive mechanical ventilation (ventilator treatment). The fatality rate increased to 84% in older patients. Legal Counsel for the Truth For Health Foundation Thomas Renz confirmed these statistics as updated by a study in Texas. He told the press conference that 84.8% of people mechanically ventilated for 96 hours died. Yet, according to the CMS, hospitals are incentivized to use ventilators and remdesivir on admitted patients. While it is difficult to determine the exact additional amount hospitals receive per patient from initial testing to death on a ventilator because of all the code referrals and legal jargon, sources estimate about $100,000 per patient.

All this points to how the government hastily mandated certain treatments for COVID and incentivized the medical community to use them. This effectively prevented the evolution of COVID treatment as new measures were discovered to work. This lack of flexibility and the subsequent peer pressure in the medical system for doctors to follow the treatment mandates to maintain their licenses has essentially turned hospitals into bounty hunters for your life. Christ said in John 10:10, “I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.” Most of us have counted on doctors and hospitals to do the right thing when we entrust them to care for us. In this day and age, beware and be wise for there is a great difference between life abundantly and life on a bounty.

Sources:

Federal Register: https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2020/11/06/2020-24332/additional-policy-and-regulatory-revisions-in-response-to-the-covid-19-public-health-emergency

CARES Act: https://www.congress.gov/116/plaws/publ136/PLAW-116publ136.pdf

New England Medical Journal: https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa1910993

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