It is called the medical “system” here in the good old USA.
It is an odd thing, part medieval guild (doctors) part modern union (nurses) part governmental intrusion (medicare), part straight out oppression (ancillary workers), and part feudal fiefdoms (hospital administrators and for profit hospitals)
This abortion of a system employs around 10% of the workforce. It is has an extremely stratified pay structure that allows the top to glean the great majority of the rewards and the benefits while ruthlessly suppressing the bulk of the workers who provide services. It is also very inclusive. You must buy into the system with excessive homage to their cousins in the higher education sector.
It is attended by the scum of our society, who cruise remora-like searching for scraps. The trial lawyers (read here: ambulance chasers) lure the unaware into expensive and foolish lawsuits that act as parasites decreasing the viability of this Frankenstein creature.
It is also attended by big and small pharma and biotech. These mangy parasites are claiming the cure to every malady ever seen by man. All they need is more time, unlimited funds, and no review of their questionable use of statistics, questionable moral practices, questionable business practices, or the complete suborning of the FDA to their wishes.
But right now this is the only decent cashflow in the country. They have no intention of serving the uninsured, they believe that Mr. Darwin has the solution to that morass. They only have intentions of providing “the best healthcare in the world” to the moneyed classes and hypochondriacs of the middle class. They will take the money of the frightened soulless who fear their reunion with God.
This one isn’t going to be fixed easily if at all. The boomers are coming, with their electoral votes and their rights and entitlements. They will demand the tribute of the young and poor to extend their shallow lives.
I’m gonna trick them all.
I’m just gonna die when it is my time.