This is utterly infuriating and leads me to ask: Are we at the "When in the course of human events" point and if not, why not?
The U.S. Justice Department has opened a criminal investigation into allegations that chicken processors, including Tyson Foods Inc., Pilgrim’s Pride Corp. and Sanderson Farms Inc., conspired to fix prices.
Prosecutors disclosed the grand jury probe in a court filing Friday in Chicago, where civil lawsuits against more than a dozen companies in the industry are pending. Tyson, Pilgrim’s and Sanderson alone control almost half of the U.S. chicken market.
Now how many companies control health care in a given area? Two? One, in some cases?
How many hospitals have bought up essentially all of the private practices in a given area, especially in rural areas? A lot.
How many refuse to give you a price in advance? All of them.
How many discriminate against cash buyers compared against those with so-called "insurance" despite cash always being the cheapest option for them since it involves fewer hands and zero review? All of them.
How many use and abuse a monopoly product the AMA holds copyright on (the coding database), forcing employment of entire departments that never provide a single second of care to a single person yet massively drive up cost -- which is, incidentally, also a separate violation of 15 USC Chapter 1? All of them.
Yet.... not one prosecution.
Not one criminal investigation.
Not one Grand Jury.
Three trillion stolen each and every year from Americans via this horsecrap yet the DOJ goes after..... chicken producers.