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Re: Evil Obamacare

Unread post by Ulysses » Sat Dec 29, 2018 8:45 am

Vrede too wrote:
Fri Dec 28, 2018 9:41 pm
I agree with Ulysses, and think that the only way we will ever get effective drug price reduction is if we get single payer that allows across the board negotiation like the VA already does. The other thing Europe does right is that if a new drug can't prove that it's better than an existing drug, they can't charge more than the cost of the existing drug.
I did not know that. Makes a lot of sense.

Here's another example of Big Pharma gaming the patent system:

Metformin is a diabetes drug that has been around for a long time and out of patent. It's taken probably by millions. Cheap to make.

However what the pharma company that HAD a patent on it did, was to compound it with some inert substances that make it dissolve more slowly in the digestive tract, so that it lasts longer than the four hour time of the original drug. The brand name is Glucophage, the extended release version is Glucophage XR. They also got a patent extension on it because of the change. And of course they upped the price on it. Fortunately the old 4 hour formulation is still available in generic version, and I gather the XR version is now available in generic form.

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Re: Evil Obamacare

Unread post by Vrede too » Sat Feb 02, 2019 2:10 pm

Democrats’ plan to neuter Medicare for All irks liberals
With their eyes on 2020, Democrats have introduced at least eight plans for expanding health coverage beyond Obamacare’s gains.


Medicare for All may be progressives' rallying cry. But it’s Medicare for More that’s likely to wind up becoming reality.

Several likely 2020 Democratic presidential candidates are pushing plans for something short of universal health care, a move already creating friction within the party's empowered left wing, which has panned any attempt to water down the progressive dream of a single-payer system....
:roll: Here we go again.
Poll: 56 percent of public supports 'Medicare for all'

... The poll from the Kaiser Family Foundation finds that 56 percent of the public supports a single-payer plan, compared to 42 percent who oppose the idea....

The poll finds that there are wide swings in support and opposition to the idea depending on how the question is asked.

When people are told that Medicare for all would “guarantee health insurance as a right for all Americans,” support shoots up to 71 percent.

But when people are told that the proposal would “require most Americans to pay more in taxes,” support plummets to just 37 percent....
:confusion-scratchheadyellow: We are an ignorant people.

Tell Democrats: Co-Sponsor Medicare for All

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It really is time to stop being nice about stupidity.

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Re: Evil Obamacare

Unread post by Vrede too » Tue Feb 12, 2019 10:24 am

It really is time to stop being nice about stupidity.

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Re: Evil Obamacare

Unread post by Vrede too » Tue Mar 05, 2019 1:16 pm

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Petition to Congress:

"Lower prescription drug prices and crack down on Big Pharma monopolies by supporting the Medicare Negotiation and Competitive Licensing Act."
It really is time to stop being nice about stupidity.

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Re: Evil Obamacare

Unread post by Vrede too » Sat Mar 30, 2019 12:24 pm

It really is time to stop being nice about stupidity.

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Re: Evil Obamacare

Unread post by Vrede too » Fri Apr 12, 2019 7:21 am

It really is time to stop being nice about stupidity.

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