I got some flack from my article about how Allopathic, Government Sponsored Medical Care got started in the U.S. So here it is again with a little more bite
J.D. Rockefeller is a good representation of American wealth and power of the 1930s, who still remains influential today. Rockefeller was or rather is known as a Robber Barron, and not the only Robber Barron, some others are J.P. Morgan, Andrew Carnegie, Andrew Mellon, John Aster and a few others, controlled most of the wealth and power of the U.S. They spread their power through philanthropy. These people learned that being a philanthropist was a great way to get more of what is good for them, what they wanted. A practice that is with us today, alive and well.
The concept is easy and logical. Set up and fund a foundation, offer grants to medial facilities, colleges, universities, research facilities, etc. These grants pay for buildings equipment and salaries and most grants are either for a specific time period or project. Here is the hook, more grants are possible if the granter/foundation is happy with the results. As long as the granter foundation grants you money, you have a job and you can do what you do (within established criteria). The granter owns you and what you do and that is how Allopathic Medical Care (government sponsored medical care) became the only way(?) to go for health(?) care in the U.S.
The government is owned by rich powerful corporations, because as long as the politician, Congressman, Senator, President performs as expected re-election is possible. Contribute large amounts of money to a politician, help that politician to be elected and you own that politician. YES, that is they way it works. Follow the money and you know exactly what a researcher, professor, bureaucrat, scientist, politician is going to do -- support the hand that feeds them. However, what about us the citizen of the U.S., can you or I afford a politician? Butch