The Misery For Profit System.

Kevin Putzier
3 min readJul 6, 2023

0r, Murder for profit. Both work

Photo by Robert Linder on Unsplash

I haven’t written in quite a while. Sorry about that, my life has gone to hell.

I’ll start where I’m at today. My father is sitting across from me in a hospital bed, waiting to die. This is not his fault. And it’s also not his age, it’s that the American “health care” system does not care and has no health.

He recently had a series of heart attacks. By recently I mean starting a months ago with the most recent being three days ago. I’m not going to go into a lot of detail, it’s not necessary to illustrate my point.

The big medical points: He has damage to his heart valve, which is inoperable due to calcification of his arteries. Which NOT ONE of his doctors ever mentioned, even though he has had multiple coronary events including two strokes in 2019. He had multiple different types of imaging tests including at least three angiograms in that time.

There is literally no way they could have missed this level of arterial calcification in that time frame and with the many doctor’s visits he has endured.

Even now, with little hope, they are acting like they have some sort of moral high ground. Meanwhile his insurance (Medicare Advantage plan) is denying him the few treatments that might actually save his life.



Kevin Putzier

I am a practicalist, which means I take political and social ideas from all sides and try to find what works. Mostly Progressive.