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My feature article in last week’s Health Tip #675 titled “Why Health Care Reform Must Be Repealed” generated lots of mail. Most responses were positive, but a few were quite critical. An example of each…
“Great article that hits the Health Care problem right on the head. Health will never come to the people of these United States until people learn to take responsibility for their own individual health. Health can never, nor will it ever, come by way of a government controlled Health Care plan. Keep up the excellent work.”
“Dearest Reverend, without Health Care Reform, millions of low-income Americans would no longer get the help they need and without which they would die. Without Health Care Reform, many others with pre-existing conditions would cease to get help after they run out of money. I hope you care about them – Jesus does. Rev. Malkmus, I beg you, when you write your articles against the poor, consult with Jesus.”
This one concerns me…
To be accused of “writing articles against the poor” concerns me. I am a champion of all people regardless of social status, spending hours sharing with numerous individuals how they can improve their health by simple diet and lifestyle changes.
I Know What It’s Like To Be Poor
As I look back on my life, I was poor according to the world’s standards. I never realized I was poor, nor did I ever expect anyone to come to my rescue. I was raised in a home that was fiercely independent and would never consider a handout or expect anyone else, including government, to take care of us.
I grew up during the depression days of the 1930s. I never received an allowance nor was I ever paid for chores done in my home. Beginning at age 8 I did chores for neighbors to earn money for haircuts and started earning money for my own clothes.
The only clothes my parents bought me were underwear and socks for each Christmas. Those were my Christmas presents each year. The rest of my clothes were provided as hand-me-downs by a neighbor who had a son just a little older than I.
Between ages 12 to 15 I delivered 80-100 newspapers by foot after school for $4.00 to $5.00 per week. This gave me money to start buying my own clothes and start a savings account. For recreation we played stickball as time allowed with a broom stick and a tennis ball.
From ages 16 to 18 I worked behind a soda fountain and delivered prescriptions on bicycle after school and on Saturdays for $16.00 per week. During my Korean War tour of duty in the United States Navy my salary was $99.00 a month.
My first pastoral salary was $35.00 per week plus a parsonage. In the nearly 20 years I pastored various churches my salary was never more than $150.00 per week plus housing. Still, I never took food stamps or enrolled in a government program to help pay the bills while supporting a wife and four children. We also tithed our income.
When I started Hallelujah Acres in 1992, I had just lost my home and everything I owned in a fire. Having only enough money to build a block basement with a tarp over the top to keep out the rain, a wood stove for heat, and a 5-gallon bucket for a toilet, I started life anew.
My ’86 Mazda pickup escaped the fire and I used it as collateral to borrow $1,000 from the bank to start Hallelujah Acres. With that $1,000 I paid the rent for a month for an 11-foot wide storefront, purchased some tables and chairs along with produce for the restaurant and a few products to sell.
Rhonda and I lived on our tips (approximately $25.00 weekly) in those early days. Then we wrote some books for which we received royalties. From these proceeds we tithed to our church, built a nice home, and owned reliable automobiles.
Since Hallelujah Acres had its beginning, we have never taken a salary or even a bonus from Hallelujah Acres. All that we do here at Hallelujah Acres we consider a ministry to help others.
We have poured all profits back into Hallelujah Acres in order to continue taking God’s Health Message to everyone — including the poor. I have never charged for my monthly Saturday seminar nor for the nearly 700 weekly Health Tips I have written. And we’ve been sending out a FREE magazine for 17 years.
I know what it is like to be poor. But I also have learned that we don’t have to remain in a sick condition. Rather than depending on someone else (including government) to provide my needs in both the physical and financial area, I have learned that through effort on my part, my financial position, living conditions, and health can all be improved.
Sadly, government now attempts to convince people that they are victims and that others are responsible for taking care of them. Health Care Reform is a case in point.
Why Health Care Reform Endangers The Poor
Health Care Reform takes the responsibility off the individual and places it upon others. If others pay health care costs when a person becomes sick, what motivation is there to eat a healthy diet and live a healthy lifestyle?
I look around me today and see that regardless of income, most Americans are overweight (over 70%). Yes, and the poor are just as overweight, and sometimes more so, than those with higher incomes.
The government, through welfare checks and food-stamps provide the poor the money needed to buy unhealthy foods, which cause the poor to become sick. Food stamps can be used to purchase the unhealthiest of foods.
Then, after the poor get sick because of their subsidized unhealthy diets and lifestyles, the government comes to their rescue by paying the costs of medical procedures. This cycle never never makes anyone well. It keeps people dependent upon government for their health care.
There is nothing in the Health Care Reform law that encourages people to take control of their own health through a healthy diet and lifestyle.
Health Care Reform Does Not Include Prevention
Those who accused this editor of not having compassion for the poor totally misunderstood my motive. I want all people to be well. We as a country will never experience wellness until we stop depending on government to take care of our physical problems.
If Health Care Reform is not repealed, the ultimate end will be a continued decline in the health of the poorest Americans and the bankrupting of our nation. The only hope and solution is to eliminate sickness through educating people how to so eat and live that they don’t become sick in the first place. Health Care Reform does not provide a dollar toward this end.
It Gets Worse…
Using our medical system can be hazardous to the health of the poor and rich in America. One-third of the deaths in America each year are not caused by the physical problems people experience. They are caused by medical procedures and drugs used to treat people with sickness caused by a bad diet and lifestyle.
The more people rely on drugs the greater the potential for new physical problems developing as a result of adverse reactions to prescribed drugs. Every drug is liver toxic. They produce an adverse reaction within the body for which other drugs are then prescribed. (Source: “Physicians’ Desk Reference Manual”)
It’s a vicious downhill cycle. So what’s the solution? As I have said so many times, the solution is prevention. Let’s teach the people of our land how to so eat and live so that sickness never manifests in the first place.
Without sickness, there would be no need to pay the bills of those who go to doctors for treatment. Health care costs would almost cease. Costs for health care would be limited to accidents. This is the only area the medical community excels in.
Government’s True Responsibility
The founding fathers of our nation set up a government that would protect the people of these United States not only from foreign invaders, but also from its own government. That’s why they drew up a Constitution and Bill of Rights. The Constitution was not designed to be a living, moving, changing document.
Today, government is taking over areas of our society it was never designed to. Government’s primary role was to protect the citizens from interference from outside forces. It was designed to ensure a free society (as the Pledge of Allegiance states) “one nation, under God” and with “freedom and liberty for all” so that all could pursue their dreams and achieve.
When government requires the people to become dependent on government for its health care, the people lose their freedom, and become slaves to the higher power.
For the health of the American people and the health of our nation, Health Care Reform must be repealed!
On one side, Republican candidates for both the House and Senate are seeking to repeal the recently-passed Health Care Reform law. When it was yet a bill, not a single Republican voted for it.
On the other side, Democratic candidates are running from the issue. This comes despite the fact that Health Care Reform was President Obama’s signature issue during his presidential campaign (and that Democrats were 100% responsible for passing the resulting Health Care Reform bill into law).
Why would the single most important piece of legislation President Obama wanted passed on his watch become one of the hottest and most controversial issues in the upcoming election?
The answer is simple: most Americans do not want it!
In various polls taken across the country, the American people (by a wide margin) say Health Care Reform should be repealed.
Most Americans DO Support Some Type of Health Care Reform
Prior to the President’s expressed desire to bring a Health Care Reform bill before Congress, most Americans believed that reform was desperately needed. Even this editor strongly agreed that reform was essential if the health of the people was to improve and the cost of health care was to diminish.
Sadly, the Health Care Reform bill that finally passed had absolutely nothing to do with Americans’ health or lower health care costs. It had everything to do with making so-called “Health Care” available to all Americans whether they could pay for it or not — and who would pay these “Health Care” costs.
Rather than reforming America’s antiquated, corrupt, ineffectual, and extremely expensive heath care system, it brought even more people into a system that had already proven to be a colossal failure.
If the system that has been in place for the past 100 years actually worked, why is the health of the American people the poorest of all industrialized nations?
“Kim” has the answer.
Kim has been a registered nurse for 25 years. Here’s what she has to say about our current Health Care system:
“One night in the ER, as I was pulling drugs from our med draw, I looked down and a thought came to me: ‘Does anyone ever get well taking these drugs?’ And the answer came back – ‘No one ever gets well taking these drugs!’
“At that moment I knew I was at a crossroads of decision. Would I continue to be a part of a system that kills, steals, and destroys lives, or would I step out on faith not knowing what to do, where to go, or how we would pay our bills without my income from nursing?
“With wobbly legs, I chose to leave this evil system and step out on faith. After making that decision, my legs began to strengthen with each and every passing day. As my resolve strengthened, I at last resigned my RN position this past May, after nearly 25 years as a nurse in the medical system. . . .”
Kim concludes her letter with these words: “How many more must die in this condition when there is hope for them outside the medical system. . . .”
Health Care Reform Has Absolutely Nothing To Do With Health
The very use of the word “Health” in “Health Care Reform” or in “Health Insurance” is tragic. As Kim said in her letter above, “no one ever gets well taking these drugs.”
And you know what? She is absolutely right!
Do you know of even one person who ever recovered from the physical or psychological problem they were experiencing by taking drugs?
Do those with high blood pressure ever recover by taking those medication? Or do they have to remain on those drugs (as the doctor says) “for the rest of their life?”
Do those who suffer with headaches or migraines truly recover by taking pain killing drugs?
Do diabetics ever recover by injecting insulin? Or do they have to remain it while watching physical health continue to deteriorate?
What about people with arthritis? Can they get well by taking drugs or seeing a doctor or do they continue to deteriorate as well?
I could go on. But think about this. There is not one single physical or psychological problem for which a doctor prescribed drugs or treatment that will disappear to the point that the patient no longer needs to take drugs or visit a doctor.
Doctors and Drugs Never Restore Health
True health and healing for both physical and emotional problems never comes by way of doctors or drugs! Drugs an only suppress symptoms while providing repeat customers for the doctor.
America’s health care system has been broken for a very long time. To force all Americans into this system (that has never healed anyone of anything) is a tragedy physically, monetarily, and morally.
The medical community is incapable of bringing health or healing to those who come to them for help with their physical problems — no matter how sincere a doctor may be!
Doctors are taught that for every symptom there is a drug. If a particular drug doesn’t relieve the symptom, they are taught to try another drug. Sadly, these drugs never heal the problem. Instead, they require repeat doses while often creating new problems for which additional drugs are needed.
I recently had a lady tell me that after adopting The Hallelujah Diet, she was able to eliminate all 35 of her prescribed drugs.
The Bible clearly states that America’s version of a health care system was already broken 2,000 years ago:
“And a certain woman, which had an issue of blood twelve years, and had suffered many things of many physicians, and had spent all that she had, and was nothing bettered, but rather grew worse.” (Mark 5:25-26)
In spite of this biblical warning, we are again embracing the same system that had proven to be failure over 2,000 years ago: “suffered many things of many physicians . . . spent all that she had . . . was nothing bettered . . . but rather grew worse.”
Forcing ever more people into a system that is very expensive and has failed to restore health for more than 2,000 years is insanity. It will never solve the “Health Care” crisis in America today, tomorrow, or ever.
The Solution To The Current Health Care Crisis
If we truly want “health care” reform, we must not force everyone into a failed and corrupt system. We must abandon it.
The only system that will solve the problem and eliminate almost every physical problem is to teach people how to prevent the problem from ever occurring in the first place.
Let’s spend money…
- to teach people how to change their diet and lifestyle so they won’t get sick in the first place; and
- to teach those who are sick how to make a simple change in diet and lifestyle to be made whole again.
We accomplish this by teaching the people how by eating only health promoting foods. In so doing, they will see most every physical problem simply disappear without the drugs, doctors, and the heavy financial cost that accompanies this system.
This is what Hallelujah Acres is all about. We teach health from a Biblical perspective. By simply going back to the Bible and nourishing our bodies with the foods God told us we should eat in Genesis 1:29, we can almost always recover from whatever physical problem or problems we are experiencing.
Which System Will You Choose?
Most people have been following the world’s system of health care for years. It has proven to be a complete and utter failure. Isn’t it high time we switched systems? The Bible says:
“For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God.” (I Corinthians 3:19)
“I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. And be not conformed to this world, but rather be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God .” (Romans 12:1-2)
“So the curse causeless shall not come.” (Proverbs 26:2) (All physical problems have a CAUSE, and here God says that if we don’t entertain the “CAUSE” of the problem, the curse of sickness will not manifest!)
“My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge.” (Hosea 4:6)
“AND GOD SAID, Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in the which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed: to you it shall be for meat (food).” (Genesis 1:29)
“Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth.” (3 John 2)
Remember, the Bible tells us that the “curse causeless shall not come.” The simple solution to America’s health crisis is to stop dealing with the symptoms of disease (through the use of drugs, chemotherapy, radiation, and surgery) and start eliminating the cause of disease.
Once we remove the cause, and start providing the body with the living nutrients as God instructed in Genesis 1:29, most physical and even psychological problems will simply go away and we won’t get sick anymore.
Hallelujah Acres has proven this approach to be true. For nearly 20 years now, tens-of-thousands of people have written to tell me that by eliminating the cause of their physical problem and making simple changes in their diet and lifestyle, they have seen over 170 different physical problems simply disappear — and they don’t get sick anymore.
For most, the cost is no more than what they are currently paying for groceries. Yet the benefits are priceless: health, true health. This is the ultimate health God planned for all mankind.
My dear friend, this is true “Health Care Reform.”
The 72% of Health Tip subscribers who said Health Care Reform should be repealed is in keeping with national polls that reveal the majority of all Americans feel the same way.
Health Care Reform:
- Should be repealed (Received 831 votes)
- Bad for American Health (Received 379 votes)
- Good for American Health (Received 96 votes)
- Won’t Affect American Health (Received 28 votes)
When you combine the 831 who said Health Care Reform should be repealed in the above poll and combine it with the 379 who said this bill was bad for the health of the American people we find the total is 1,210. Only 96 said it was good for American health.
What Others Are Saying About Health Care Reform
In a statement to the states that joined the lawsuit to repeal Health Care Reform, Federal Judge Roger Vinson recently gave permission to press forward on the two points most legal analysts find the strongest for its repeal:
1. Federally mandated expansion of Medicaid will “run [state] budgets off the cliff.”
2. Requiring people to have healthcare insurance exceeds the federal government’s constitutional authority.
Constitutional Attorney Warns
Retired Constitutional Attorney Michael Connelly, who has read the entire text of the bill, says he is concerned that parts of the bill might be unconstitutional. He also found parts of the bill untrue:
The bill, contrary to what supporters say, does provide for rationing of health care, particularly for senior citizens; it does allow free health care for illegals; it does provide for free abortion services, and there is more.
Attorney Connelly says the bill will eventually force private insurance companies out of business. It will also place everyone into a government-run system by which all decisions about personal health care will be made by federal bureaucrats.
In essence, all expenditures for health care will be controlled by government.
Attorney Connelly went on to say the most “scary” thing of all is that this legislation really has no intention of providing affordable health care choices. Instead, it is a convenient cover for the most massive transfer of power to the Executive Branch of government that has ever occurred or been contemplated.
If this law or one similar to it is adopted, major portions of the Constitution of the United States will have effectively been destroyed. The first thing to go will be the masterfully crafted balance of power between the Executive, Legislative, and Judicial branches of the U.S. Government.
The Heritage Foundation summarizes the issue:
The health care system needs reform, but not the types of changes enacted under the new Health Care law.
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act moves the health care system in the wrong direction. This highly unpopular law would assert federal control over health care benefits and financing, erect a complex one-size-fits-all health system, and centralize America’s care decisions in Washington.
Instead, Congress should transform the health care system into one that empowers individuals and families, not Washington, to control more of their health care decisions.
The Heritage Foundation offers a solution: “repeal Health Care Reform.”
The upcoming election provides the citizens of the United States an opportunity to choose who will control their Health Care – big government or the citizens themselves.
If we vote for those who have vowed to repeal and defund Health Care Reform, there is hope for the future.
If we vote back into office those who have created the monster or vowed to keep Health Care Reform the law of the land, we will reap what we sow.
May God give us great wisdom as we go to the polls on Election Day 2010.
I’m a “Senior Citizen.” I love that title even though I feel like a kid after being on the Hallelujah Acres Diet and Lifestyle for almost 35 years. Well anyway, as a Senior Citizen, only a few years away from my 80th birthday, I am on the Government’s mailing list for Medicare information.
Recently I received a 4-page full-color brochure that begins with, “A Message from Kathleen Sebelius, Secretary of Health & Human Services.” The brochure then went on to say:
“The Affordable Care Act passed by Congress and signed by President Obama this year will provide you and your family greater savings and increased quality health care.”
That’s just not true! Rather it will add billions if not trillions of dollars to this country’s debt without improving the health of the American people.
This full-color brochure, sent out to over 50 million seniors (at taxpayers’ expense) is merely propaganda designed to make senior citizens think Government is watching out for them. It is also designed to hopefully help garner support among senior citizens for a health care bill that nearly 60% of the American people want repealed.
The letter continues:
“It will also ensure accountability throughout the health care system so that you, your family, and your doctor—not insurance companies—have greater control over your care.”
Here they are once again demonizing the insurance companies while saying that this new health care law will provide “you, your family, and your doctor greater control over your care.”
This is also absolutely untrue! It will not provide you, your family, and your doctor greater control over your care. Rather it will provide government greater control over you and your health care.
“These are needed improvements that will keep Medicare strong and solvent. Your guaranteed Medicare benefits won’t change . . . . you will see new benefits and cost savings, and an increased focus on quality to ensure that you get the care you need.”
Here they use the word “solvent” when the projected costs for this new health care system will increase by trillions of dollars.
In Canada and England where they have health care plans similar to the one recently signed into law here in the United States, they are already in insolvency and are having to ration care, especially for the elderly, while the quality of health care continues to decline.
IMPROVEMENTS IN MEDICARE YOU WILL SEE RIGHT AWAY
“More affordable Prescription Drugs – . . . . this year, you will receive a one-time, $250 rebate check . . . . Next year you can get free preventive care services . . . .”
IMPROVEMENTS IN MEDICARE YOU WILL SEE SOON
“Better Access to Care; Your choice of doctors will be preserved; The law increases the number of primary care doctors, nurses and physician assistants to provide better access to care . . . . Better Chronic Care . . . . “
IMPROVEMENTS BEYOND MEDICARE YOU AND YOUR FAMILY CAN COUNT ON
“Improves Long-Term Care Choices. . . . Helps Early Retirees. . . . Helps People with Pre-existing Conditions. . . . Insurance companies will be prohibited from denying coverage due to a pre-existing condition for children starting in September, and for adults in 2014. . . . Insurance companies will be banned from establishing lifetime limits on your coverage . . . . Young people up to age 26 can remain on their parents’ health insurance policy starting in September.”
Government tells us that they are going to expand Medicare, offering a plethora of new benefits, including covering pre-existing conditions, with no lifetime limits, keep children till age 26 on parents’ policy, and add 20 million new patients, while at the same time telling us they are going to cut costs.
“In 2018, seniors can expect to save on average almost $200 per year in premiums and over $200 per year in co-insurance compared to what they would have paid without the new law.”
As I conclude my remarks I want to bring to your attention a few very important items. The President and Congress were not able to pass Government Controlled Health Care (Socialized Medicine), which was their stated goal. What they did accomplish was setting into motion laws that will bring about what they desire in the future.
By requiring the Insurance Industry to pay for pre-existing conditions, banning establishing lifetime limits, and paying for young people’s health care until age 26, government will force one of the least profitable industries in America to pay out claims with dollars in excess of what the premiums bring in.
With the government requiring by law the insurance industry absorb these additional costs beyond what premium dollars provide, insurance companies will be forced out of business. And guess who will then absorb all health-care costs in America – Government.
And where will Government get the money to pay all these health-care benefits? From we the people! Government can never give the people something without first taking it from the people. And thus we will all be forced into a system of government controlled health care, which is called Socialized Medicine.
There is not one single solitary word in the above brochure about preventive medicine or asking Senior Citizens to improve their health through improved diet and lifestyle so that they will not have need of expensive health care.
Our government is not concerned about the health of its citizens, but rather it is doing everything it can to control the citizens. If they can take control of our physical bodies through a government controlled Health Care plan, they will have complete control of our pocketbooks as well.
Following President Obama signing Health Care Reform legislation into law on March 23, 2010, Rev. Malkmus posted a poll on his blog in which he asked folks to give their opinion as to how passage of this bill would affect the health of the American people.
Thus far, 528 have responded and following are the questions and poll results:
Will passage of Obama Health Care legislation:
- Negatively affect health and raise costs. (89%, 471 votes)
- Improve health & lower costs. (9%, 45 votes)
- Have no effect (2%, 12 votes)
Interestingly, the Hallelujah Acres poll showed a higher percentage of Americans feeling this Health Care bill would have a negative effect on health care and costs. Almost every other poll taken also shows an overwhelming percentage of people feeling this Health Care Reform bill will not improve Americans health or lower the costs of health care.
On March 23, 2010, President Barak Obama signed into law the Senate’s version of the Health Care Reform bill.
The legislation was brought to the President’s desk for signature following the bill’s passage in the House of Representatives by a vote of 219 – 212. It is worth noting that this bill passed after a clear majority of the American people had voiced opposition to its passage. The only ones exempted from this bill are the President, Vice-President and congress.
While some are rejoicing over the passage of this bill, thinking it is going to solve all health care problems, provide health insurance coverage for 32 million additional Americans, cover pre-existing conditions, prevent insurance companies from dropping their coverage, lower health care costs, and improve the health of the American people .
Others believe that this bill has absolutely nothing to do with improving the health of the American people. Rather they believe it forces every citizen, the majority against their will, into a government controlled health care system that will restrict freedoms, create a new government entitlement program, ultimately drive insurance companies out of business while bringing additional revenue to the drug industry — the very industry proponents of this bill say they are against — and eventually bankrupting our once great nation.
THIS NEW BILL HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH REFORMING HEALTH CARE
Then there are those like conservative talk show hosts Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity, who say that before the passage of the recent Health Care Reform bill Americans had the best Health Care system in the world. Following is the reason why I disagree with these conservative talk show hosts.
The Health Care being offered the American people prior to the passage of this new Health Care Reform legislation has never in history healed anyone of anything, because it has always dealt with the symptomatic approach to physical problems rather than determining the cause of physical problems and then eliminating that cause and thus the problem.
For a few minutes, let’s take a look at how some of the most prevalent health conditions have been dealt with in the past and how they will continue to be dealt with in the future under this new Health Care Reform legislation.
CANCER – Prior to the passage of this bill how did the medical community treat cancer? Was it not with the use of dangerous chemotherapy, radiation, and surgery – modalities that are not only extremely expensive, and that exacerbate the problem, but cause needless suffering and eventually the unnecessary and untimely death of multitudes? Most of those who die following cancer treatment die from the treatment and not the cancer.
Will this new Health Care Reform legislation change the way the medical community treats cancer or change the outcome? Absolutely not! Rather it will continue to treat people with cancer using the same extremely expensive modalities of chemotherapy, radiation, and surgery that have already proven to be a failure and that cause needless suffering and eventually the unnecessary and untimely death of multitudes.
HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE & CLOGGED ARTERIES – Prior to the passage of this bill how did the medical community treat high blood pressure and clogged arteries? Was it not with drugs, by-pass surgeries, and stints? Have these treatments ever cured anyone of the problem, or rather did treatment require the person continue the drugs the rest of their life, have additional surgeries for new blockages, and after receiving all these treatments die prematurely of a heart attack or stroke?
Will this new Health Care Reform legislation change the way the medical community treats high blood pressure and clogged arteries? Absolutely not! Rather they will continue to use the same expensive drugs and surgeries that have already proven a failure.
DIABETES – Prior to the passage of this bill how did the medical community treat diabetes? Was it not with insulin, additional drugs, and the recommendation of a high protein diet that exacerbated the problem and led to neuropathy, eyesight and limb loss and an early death! All being temporary fixes that only dealt with the symptom and not the cause while never removing the problem!
Will this new HealthCare Reform legislation change the way the medical community treats diabetes? Absolutely not! Rather they will continue to use the same insulin, expensive drugs and surgeries that have never cured anyone of the problem and have already proven to be a failure.
I could go on and on with the listing of physical problems that in the past were treated by the medical community with expensive and dangerous drugs, radiation, and surgeries while the health of the American people only continued to deteriorate under the best care and modalities the medical community had to offer.
Passage of this new Health Care Reform bill will only guarantee another generation of pain and suffering at the hands of a medical system that has for the past 2,000 years already proven to be a failure. Listen to what the Bible has to say about how physical problems were dealt with in and since those days, and will continue to be dealt with under this new Health Care Reform legislation:
“And a certain woman, which had an issue of blood twelve years, And had suffered many things of many physicians, and had spent all that she had, and was nothing bettered but rather grew worse.” (Mark 5:25-26)
Before the Reform bill’s passage, Americans were spending nearly THREE TRILLION dollars annually on health care while the American people, in spite of this huge expenditure, saw their health continue to deteriorate. After spending all this money on so-called health care, and additional billions on research, there has been no improvement in the health of the American people in decades. Actually it has deteriorated.
Surely bringing 62 MILLION MORE people into a system that has already proven to be such an expensive and dismal failure, and adding an additional TRILLION dollars to the cost of health care (which this Health Care Reform bill does) cannot and will not improve the health of the American people! Rather it will bring ever greater amounts of money into the health (disease) care industry.
AND THE AMERICAN PEOPLE DO NOT EVEN HAVE A CHOICE
Once this bill is implemented, it will be the very first time in our country’s history that American’s will be forced to purchase something, whether they want it or not, or have need of or not. This government mandate that everyone purchase health insurance is a clear violation of the Constitution of these United States and is currently being challenged in the courts by 14 state attorneys general.
And while everyone is being forced into a failed “health care” system, this Health Care Reform legislation disallows any monies for solutions that have already proven to work successfully in preventing sickness and restoring people to health through natural and non toxic and non life-threatening means.
Nor will those who maintain their health through a healthy diet and lifestyle be rewarded for taking care of their own physical bodies. Rather the healthy individuals will be forced to pay into a failed disease care system that will require them to pay for the health costs of those who do not take care of their health through a healthy diet and lifestyle.
Americans do not need more drugs, more chemotherapy, more radiation or more surgeries. Nor do they need more vaccines, mammograms or pap smears, more colonoscopies, more prostate screenings, more screenings for lung cancer, etc.
These and other screenings and tests only bring more people into a failed system that will continue to lead uninformed citizens into deteriorating health and an unnecessary and early demise. These screenings and tests are the feeder system into the medical system, because these tests and screenings almost always result in the finding of new problems.
I LOVE MY GOD AND I LOVE MY COUNTRY
This editor is a Christian, a patriot, and a citizen of these United States of America who was raised to love God and Country. I remember well the day the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941 (I was 7 years old at the time), and how the citizens of our country rallied to defend our nation and defeat the Japanese and Germans. Family members gave their lives in defense of this great Nation.
I remember as a boy the tears of pride running down my cheeks as the marching band played the Star Spangled Banner. I remember how as a young man I went off to war during the Korean conflict, and how devastated I was when years later, leaders in our own government tied the hands of our military, preventing victory over the communists during the Vietnam War.
I remember how as a young pastor I warned in numerous sermons of the evils of Communism, and how thrilled I was when President Ronald Reagan stood up boldly against the communists, when standing at the Berlin wall said, “Mr. Gorbachev, Tear down this wall.”
I was so proud that we finally had a president that would stand against the tyrants of this world and stand up for America and its historic ideals and values. And what a thrill it was when, as a result of President Reagan’s bold stand, Communism fell!
ONLY INFORMED AMERICANS CAN RESTORE THIS ONCE GREAT NATION
What our country desperately needs is an awakening of the people to the true cause of the problems our nation faces. Regarding our health, America needs a HEALTH REVOLUTION. A revolution that offers an alternative to an industry that government currently protects and is forcing everyone into, a system that depends on sickness and disease for its absurd profits and power over the people.
In its place we need to make a new system based on a wellness model available to the American people – a system that promotes natural healing through quality nutrition, abundant sunshine and exercise, and personal responsibility. This system, if adopted, would slash health care costs because the only need for the medical community would be for the fixing of bodies that have been broken by accident. This system would place our nation on a new and exciting path leading to freedom, health, and prosperity.
Hallelujah Acres offers such a model. For 18 years, we have proven there is a better way of dealing with physical problems. Almost everyone who adopts the Hallelujah Diet, patterned after God’s original Genesis 1:29 diet, gets well from whatever their physical or even mental problem was, and most don’t ever get sick again.
God had it right when He placed man in a garden and gave mankind the diet that would sustain life and produce a healthy physical body free of sickness. In was only after man left that garden and started consuming foods not found in the garden that sickness entered this world. Ever since leaving the garden, man has been trying to fix the physical problems caused by leaving the garden foods with all kinds of worldly fixes that have never worked.
ISN’T IT ABOUT TIME WE WENT BACK TO THE GARDEN TO OBTAIN OUR HEALTH?
Hippocrates, the father of modern medicine, attempted to show man the right way to restoring health without drugs when he spoke these words over 2,000 years ago:
“Let food be thy medicine and medicine by thy food.”
“Do thy patient no harm.”
“AND GOD SAID, Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in the which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat (FOOD).” (Genesis 1:29)
These words were spoken by God to Adam 6,000 years ago immediately after He had created him. Friends, who would know better what was proper nourishment for the human physical body than the Creator of that body? Most of our physical problems are caused by eating the world’s diet and taking the world’s drugs, and can only be corrected by returning to God’s diet. AMEN!
“Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth.” (III John 3:2)