Oh, What a Tangled Web
The tangled world of healthcare seems like an undecipherable riddle. What’s wrong? Who’s responsible? The suspects are everywhere.
Following the death of his only child, who died under mysterious circumstances at a U.S.-accredited hospital in Bangkok, Thailand, James R. Goldberg begins a three-and-a-half year intensive investigation to discover WHY?
The unimaginable paths he follows begin in Bangkok but quickly lead to shocking discoveries of how vast and secreted corruption in the American medical industry have contributed to destroy “with self-interested greed and unbridled power” the greatest healthcare system the world has ever known.
The Story Begins
A telephone call from Bangkok brought the shocking news that the author’s only child, Joshua, was dead. He was 23.
That call set in motion a cascade of shocking events and discoveries revealed by James R. Goldberg in The American Medical Money Machine. A double murder has occurred: the murder of his young son, Joshua, and the murder of medical care in the United States.
Recanting the details surrounding the death of Josh, Goldberg quickly discovers that terrible forces are at play—forces armed with money and power whose only ambitions are to cover up and protect the alleged perpetrators in the United States, half a globe away from the scene of the crime in Bangkok.
Goldberg’s meticulous three-year examination covers every detail and every avenue available. The murders he investigates crystallize into shocking reality as Bumrungrad International Hospital, the Thai Police, Interpol and the United States Government all work to impede his search for the truth.
Frustrated after attempts in Thailand to find justice for his son are patently disregarded, he turns to other America authorities and organizations for assistance.
As finding help from home becomes more recalcitrant, Goldberg runs head-on into The Joint Commission, a quasi-governmental agency charged with accrediting hospitals. The JC actively conceals information, obstructs justice and protects Bumrungrad, the very hospital they had accredited and are obligated to monitor and police.
Based on a tip, Goldberg expands his investigation into organ harvesting and trafficking. A completely new question arises: Was the motive for killing Josh the goldmine in his precious young organs? As Goldberg painstakingly traces organ-harvesting practices in South East Asia, mounting evidence points to organ theft as the motive for his son’s murder.
The American Medical Money Machine interweaves two stories and brings us all to an intersection of understanding; the reasons why things are so bad with the U.S. health system and how the phenomena of Medical Tourism is being aggressively marketed as a solution.
Goldberg makes it clear that understanding the odious intentions of the Money Machine is the first step in making informed decisions about what to do next.
It is a matter of life and death.