"Yes, they [hospitals] are profiting on the deaths of millions. It's disgusting," Vandersteel said during the February 2 episode of "Steel Truth" on Brighteon.TV.
"They are making money and profiting on your illness and your death. Even if you don't have it [COVID-19], they're going to put it down."
To build on her point, Vandersteel played a video showing Dr. Peterson Pierre of America's Frontline Doctors enumerating the many ways a hospital can make money from unsuspecting patients at these times.
In the video, Pierre said: "So the current situation is this. If you have COVID, and you end up in the hospital, you're put on a rigid protocol. And there's high mortality rate in the hospital, and your family is kept in the dark as to what's happening. So what's going on here?
"Number one, the Cares Act is providing bonus payments to hospitals whenever you have a diagnosis of COVID; and then number two, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services [CMS] is waiving patient rights. This is a deadly combination. So here's what happens. You get a payment because you offered a free COVID test in the emergency room. You get a boost payment if [the patient has] a diagnosis of COVID.
"Number three, you get another bonus payment if [the patient is] admitted with COVID; number four, you get another bonus payment if [they're] put on remdesivir; number five, another bonus payment if [they're] put on a mechanical ventilator; number six, another 20 percent bonus if the diagnosis on [their] death certificate says COVID, even though [they] may not have died from COVID; and then number seven, there's bonus payments to coroners.
"Do you understand the gravity of what's happening right now? The Biden administration is literally paying hospitals to kill you. That's what's happening. This is terrible. We need to stop that. These are real human lives we're talking about – they are priceless. What the hospital is getting is estimated at about $100,000 per patient. Think about that."
That helps explain why hospitals are suppressing the use of cheap and effective treatments for COVID-19, notably ivermectin. (Related: Minnesota medical board harasses doctor for prescribing ivermectin.)
In one of the episodes of "The Dr. Ardis Show" on Brighteon.TV last year, Dr. Bryan Ardis shared a document from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) website showing ivermectin as one of the three drugs in a chart titled "Characteristics of Antiviral Agents that are Approved or Under Evaluation for the Treatment of COVID-19." The other drugs in the chart were remdesivir and nitazoxanide.
If you have a loved one battling COVID-19 at a hospital, Ardis says you can take a copy of that chart and show the doctors that ivermectin is an approved drug to treat the disease. "You will save the life of your loved ones and can hold the hospitals accountable for the doses – the doctors can't tell you they don't know how to use that drug, the NIH tells you how to use that drug," Ardis pointed out.
Ardis also shared a document that can help explain why hospitals prefer treating COVID-19 patients with remdesivir. The chart from the CMS website is titled "New COVID-19 Treatments Add-On Payment (NCTAP)."
Through the NCTAP, the Medicare program provides an enhanced payment for eligible inpatient cases that use certain products with current Food and Drug Administration approval or emergency use authorization to treat COVID-19. The only drug that falls under that category is remdesivir.
That enhanced payment refers to a 20 percent bonus payout given to hospitals for all COVID-19 patients they select to treat with remdesivir over any other drug.
"They are actually bribing the hospitals and the doctors to select remdesivir," said Ardis, noting that the CMS is currently paying out $2,400 for a five-day treatment of remdesivir. This means hospitals are getting $480 extra for every patient they put under the remdesivir protocol.
For the sake of comparison, ivermectin is less than $2 per tablet.
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