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Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton on Tuesday will propose a $250 monthly cap on prescription drugs for patients with chronic or serious medical conditions in a drive against what she calls “excessive profiteering” by pharmaceutical companies.
Under Clinton’s plan the monthly cap would limit what insurance companies could ask patients to pay for drugs.
At a campaign stop in Iowa, Clinton will outline a plan to encourage the development and use of generic drugs and also would end drug companies’ ability to write off consumer-directed advertising as a business expense.
What??? We don't need to "encourage the development and use of generic drugs," we need to change the laws that don't allow for generic -- read: cheaper -- drugs.
originally posted by: interupt42
a reply to: Boadicea
Why let a good crisis go to waste. Politicians never fix things they just find ways to capitalise on it and keep you from looking at the real issue.
Kind of like building a fence on the border.
originally posted by: darkbake
This sounds like a good proposal to me. Of course the insurance companies will be paying for the outrageous costs still.
Someone has to pay for them - but it would be better if there were limits on what the drug companies could charge for their drugs.
She was instrumental in putting a price cap on the flu vaccine. As a result, most of the companies that made the vaccine stopped making it.
Pandering for the old person vote, baby boomers have to give their last huzzah, and a majority vote to make their "fixed income" lives a bit easier to put this thing in power would be pretty funny to watch.
originally posted by: Xtrozero
originally posted by: Boadicea
Sounds good, but the devil's in the details:
Well Obama offered everyone a house and we saw what that did, so I guess $250 drug cap and $15 minimum wage will be the democrats next "It is everyone's right to own a house"
originally posted by: muse7
We don't need caps on anything
What we need is a single payer system