"The Big Pharma" by Revolution of the Mind is an intense song with a lot of disturbing commentary on the pharmaceutical industry, which has been found many times to market dangerous drugs, even to children. This song is an eye opener and inspires deeper research on the topic.
Dr. Robert by The Beatles
Maxwell's Silver Hammer by The Beatles
Junk Food Junkie by Larry Groce
Just Say No to GMO by Mike Adams
Shake The Disease by Depeche Mode
Feelin' Alright by Traffic, also by Joe Cocker
Prayer For The Dying by Seal
Basket Case by Green Day
Gotta Get In Shape by Cadence Masters
Doctor Doctor by Thompson Twins
Coconut by Nilsson
Nutrition by The Dead Milkmen
Roll On, Big Pharma by Damiel Mackler
I Want a New Drug by Huey Lewis & The News
Oh My My by Ringo Starr
Live Like You Were Dyin' by Tim McGraw
Skin by Rascal Flatts
The Doctor by The Doobie Brothers
Down With Disease by Phish
Sick of Being Sick by Drew & The Medical Pen
Hotel Illness by The Black Crowes
Stole by Kelly Rowland
Healthy Livin' by Stic.man
Physical by Olivia Newton-John
Aloevera by Kika Wren
Alphabet Aerobics by Blackalicious
Cure For Pain by Morphine
Fruits & Vegetables by Janet & Judy
Unhealthy by Big In Japan
Be Healthy by Dead Prez
Big Pharma You Have Bad Karma by Len Richmond
Every Generation (Got Its Own Disease) by Fury In The Slaughterhouse
Down With The Sickness by Disturbed
Exercise by Jonny Corndawg
Sunburn by Muse
Sneakin' Out of the Hospital by Beastie Boys
Illness by Blue Moon Harem
Cancer by My Chemical Romance
Like a Surgeon by Weird Al Yankovic
Medicine by Jackie Greene
The Medication Is Wearing Off by Eels
Aerobics by Jane Fonda
Fast Food Nation by Kyber & Netik
I'm Gonna Get In Shape by Karen Peck & New River
Eat Healthy by Jim Gaffigan
Young and Healthy by Thomas Z. Shepard
The Doctor by Loudon Wainwright
Girl You Have No Faith In Medicine by The White Stripes
Fruits and Vegetables by Miss Jackie Silberg
Physical Fitness by Richard Pryor
Aloe Vera by Cakes & Brains
Cancer by Sick Puppies
Hospital Beds by Cold War Kids
Oxycotton Clouds by Drew & The Medical Plan
Healthy Body by Operation Ivy
Novocaine for the Soul by The Eels
We Like Vegetables by Los Barkers
A Balanced Diet by Brian Mackness
Organic foods and alternative energy have gone well with organic music for quite sometime. Here's an article about Making the Shift to a Healthy Lifestyle.
How the Affordable Care Act Affects Health Insurance
by Alex Cosper 10/7/13
The first successful national health care law passed by Congress and signed by the President was the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), also known as the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The landmark legislation was signed by President Obama on March 23, 2010 and is set to take effect in January 2014. The purpose of the Affordable Care Act is to provide more affordable and better quality health insurance to most Americans. The United States Supreme Court ruled in 2012 that the new law is constitutional.
Most Americans will be required to sign up for a health care insurance plan unless they are already covered by their employer, Medicaid, Medicare or another plan. The consequences of avoiding health care insurance will be a tax penalty. The government will help subsidize plans for eligible individuals who cannot afford them. An important benefit of the law is that you will be able to choose your own doctor within your plan's network. Another advantage to consumers is that if you are denied payment or treatment you now have the right to appeal. You will also be entitled to seek emergency care from a hospital that is not in your health plan's network.
Insurance Company Requirements
Under the Affordable Care Act insurance companies may no longer deny coverage to people who suffer from pre-existing medical conditions. Insurance companies must also charge the same price to all non-smokers of the same age and geographic region. Individuals may sign up for federally approved policies through health insurance exchanges, which are online marketplaces, as of October 1, 2013.
Insurers will no longer be able to drop policy holders when they become ill. Companies will also be prohibited from restricting essential benefits such as emergency services, maternity care and prescription drugs. Policy holders are entitled to rebates if insurers do not devote up to 85 percent of premium dollars on claims and health related costs. Insurance companies will now be required to publicly justify unreasonable rate increases. They can also no longer cancel your policy if you make an honest mistake.
Businesses that employ over 50 workers are required to provide health care plans to full time workers and their dependents. Employers will have to pay taxes for employees who choose an exchange coverage with a premium tax credit. While the "employer mandate" has been postponed until 2015, exchanges will begin offering plans to small businesses in January 2014. Employers were required to send notices to all their employees regardless of eligibility by October 1, 2013, to inform them about health insurance marketplaces.
Consumers will be able to compare prices online through exchanges. The new law is designed to create more competitive prices among insurance companies. States will have the ability to decide which plans are sold on state exchanges. They will also be able to negotiate prices with insurers. Deductibles will be discontinued for essential health benefits such as preventive care, immunizations, vaccinations and screenings and will be covered by premiums. Lifetime limits on most benefits will be prohibited for new health plans, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
States will also have the option to set up alternative health care plans for their residents as long as the plans are as affordable as Affordable Care Act plans. Coverage will be divided into four categories: bronze, silver, gold and platinum, in which all offer essential benefits while specifying different levels of out of pocket expenses. Platinum, for example, covers 90 percent of costs while bronze covers 60 percent of costs.
Certain Americans are exempt from the Affordable Care Act, such as individuals facing financial hardship or members of certain organized religious groups. People with hardships include the indigenous, domestic violence victims and people who have recently been evicted, filed for bankruptcy or earn poverty wages.
Due to the controversial nature of the Affordable Care Act, opponents who label the Act "Obamacare" have circulated myths in mainstream media, leading to widespread confusion about what the law does and does not provide. One of the most popular myths has been that all employers will be required to provide health insurance to all employees. This myth is usually packaged with a scare tactic that the law will force many businesses to fold due to higher costs. Companies with over 50 employees can limit the amount of hours of part time workers to under 30 hours per week and still be compliant.
One of the most distorted myths, started by Sarah Palin, was that the law would lead to "death panels" that decide which elderly lives are worth saving. Nowhere in the law does this claim exist. Another peculiar false myth is that the law will allow the government to implant microchips in people against their will.