A Partial Diagnosis of Health Care Corruption:

The Quality Circle of the Big Brains Includes Our Renown Health Economists

Nipawin - March 10, 2000 - By: Mario deSantis
politicians, academicians and bureaucrats
are incompetent assets
After writing the article "The highest priority to cure health care: stop mismanaging it!(1)" I was
happy to realize that more people are pointing a portion of the blame for our crumbling Medicare
system to our worldwide renown health economists, that is Professors Barer, Evans, Rachlis, Lewis
and Stoddart, the assembled authors of the paper "The Deklein and Fall of Canadian Medicare?(2)
" I have portrayed these economists as ideological demagogues fighting for the survival of public
care in Canada, and I referred to their works as the assembly products of their linear thinking
mentality which can be well described by the saying "nine women cannot make a baby in one
month." This opinion is certainly mine, but more and more people are recognizing that our Big
Brains(3)--most politicians, academicians and bureaucrats--are incompetent assets(4).
reform a health system disconnected with our care givers Health Reform in Saskatchewan have been carried out by our Big Brains, and at no time our
professional caregivers, nurses or medical doctors, have been active participants of such reform.
Now, how could these Big Brains expect to reform a health system disconnected with our care
givers and health care consumers at large? It took a lot of imagination of our Big Brains, and their
knowledge and hypocrisy is so grandiose that they have the right answer to any problem at any
time, they just raise a finger to the sky(5) and call an expert either from the East, or from the South,
or from the West, or from the North or from whatever(6). But more than imagination these Big
Brains used more taxpayers' money to reform a health care system and come up with a gambling
testimony to the incompetency I am very pleased to report below excerpts of letters published by The Globe and Mail(7) as a
testimony to the incompetency of our sophisticated and worldwide renown health economists:
caregivers are devalued and ignored
"I agree that Canadians are not getting the health care they want, but who has been controlling that health care for the past 35 years?... the concerns and advice of the caregivers are devalued and ignored, replaced by a system controlled by health-care economists"
-----By Derrick G. Morris, Kamloops, B.C., March 9, 2000
whole lotta gouging
"They point out that a certain type of eye implant costs $25 to manufacture, but surgeons charge hundreds of dollars to put this device into the body, implying that there's a whole lotta gouging goin' on.... I'd like to propose a similar algorithm for calculating their own efficiency. Take the cost of the textbooks they used in their student days -- and oh, what the heck, throw in the salaries of the profs for the lectures they sat through -- and then compare it to what we taxpayers are paying them now as professors"
-----By Marc A. Schindler, Spruce Grove, Alta, March 9, 2000
put forward solutions
"The authors of this piece have raised the usual spectre of the evils of privatized medicine... Rather than decrying the possibility of rampant commercialism or unrestrained capitalist greed, why don't they put forward solutions to the problems?"
-----By James P. Waddell, Toronto, ON, March 9, 2000
unthinking ideologues
"After reading through this collaborative effort of five -- count 'em, five -- university professors putting the case for 'business as usual' with respect to our crumbling state-controlled health-care system, I found myself overwhelmed with a feeling of sadness that we have entrusted the education of our children to such unthinking ideologues"
-----By lan Randell, Victoria, B.C., March 9, 2000
  Quote by Donella Meadows "challenging a paradigm is not a part-time job. It is not sufficient to make your point once and then blame the world for not getting it. The world has a vested interest in, a commitment to, not getting it. The point has to be made patiently and repeatedly, day after day after day" ftp://sysdyn.mit.edu/ftp/sdep/Roadmaps/RM1/D-4143-1.pdf http://iisd1.iisd.ca/pcdf/meadows/default.htm
  General reference: Articles by Mario deSantis published by North Central Internet News http://www.ftlcomm.com/ensign/authors/desantis.html


The highest priority to cure health care: stop mismanaging it! By Mario deSantis, March 7, 2000


The Deklein and Fall of CanadianMedicare?, article available at http://www.chspr.ubc.ca


Healthcare Payroll and SAHO's Big Brains, by Mario deSantis, November 20, 1999


Intellectual CAPITAL: The New Wealth of Organizations, by Thomas Stewart, Doubleday/Currency, 1997 http://members.aol.com/thosstew/bio.html


Pat Atkinson: raising the finger and turning healthcare to a gambling casino, by Mario deSantis, February 3, 2000


The Big Question for Saskatchewan Health Care: Underfunding or Mismanagement? By Mario deSantis, March 3, 2000


The clueless professors, The Globe and Mail, March 9, 2000 http://www.theglobeandmail.com/hubs/health.html