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posted on Jul, 12 2017 @ 07:02 PM
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So I watched A Bruce Lee bio movie and and 1/2 through Avatar. And I noticed something. Let's ignore the credit checking, mattresses and the usual demeaning of men portraying them as loosing their SH over Mike hard lemonade and not knowing how to keep enough razors on hand to even shave with. Those aside, I saw 8 commercials for meds some were repeated.

#1 Neulast- This one keeps you from going to the Dr the day after chemo (a great med). I imagine if you got chemo, you got the $$$ for the 1 syringe at a cost of $5,650.

#2 A commercial with 60 somethings walking and standing around in an old growth redwood forest. The commercial was urging baby boomers to get tested for hep C. Is it out of the goodness of their hearts? Nope it was the Gilead pharma co. and they want to sell you (your insurance co) Epclusa at the low low price of 25,000 +or- for 28 tablets.

#3 Otezla- This commercial is to that snappy tune "Your walking on sunshine"- and your plaque psoriasis can walk on sun shine if you got $3,000 for 28 tabs.

#4 Humera- If you have rheumatoid arthritis (RA) or IBD this drug may help you, if you got the $4,500?

#5 A commercial with a blind US veteran who has problems with something called 24hr sleep disorder. So the commercial urges a sufferer to just call the 1-800 number and get help. Is this done out of the goodness of their heart? Nope it is the pharma company Vanda, they are selling a drug called Hetlioz. And if the US veteran wants to get some sleep, he (insurance) can cough up a cool $13,500 for 30 pills.

And last but not least
#6 You got cancer. You want a chance to live longer? (the commercial actually says "A chance to live longer") Then you can (insurance) fork over $29,000 for 12 vials.

The cost of these meds are certainly driving medical insurance through the roof. And the insurance co's don't mind. They get a 20% take according to the ACA. The higher the premiums the more the insurance co's get to keep.

These med advertised on TV and the GP and specialists that are pressed to do 2 things, keep patients and get them in and out fast are under a lot of stress to write the script.
(I talked to my GP and he said he is under extreme pressure from the network he pays $3,000 a day to belong to. He said patient retention and cranking patients in/out is a key to making $$$. Part of patient retention is keeping them happy-writing scripts).

Does anyone seriously think in 12 months our medical system in the US is going to be more affordable?
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posted on Jul, 12 2017 @ 07:08 PM
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a reply to: seasonal





Does anyone seriously think in 12 months our medical system in the US is going to be more affordable?


and now this....business as usual!

www.rawstory.com...


Well, you wanted a businessman....
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posted on Jul, 12 2017 @ 07:10 PM
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Well, if people are IMPRESSIONABLE and easily manipulated ...

WHY is it MY problem? Right?!!

/s



posted on Jul, 12 2017 @ 07:12 PM
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I'm so sick of these drug commercials. Oh the irony
Seriously though, we're ditching traditional TVs because it's so out of control.



posted on Jul, 12 2017 @ 07:12 PM
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a reply to: olaru12

Until someone has the nuts to clip the medical establishments wings, we are in serious peril. This literally could bankrupt the country.

The evidence is all around us in other countries that do medical much better and way more affordable.



posted on Jul, 12 2017 @ 07:14 PM
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Think of these commercials from a very conspiratorial perspective. If you aren't seriously ill, it's certainly leading you there. ***programming***



posted on Jul, 12 2017 @ 07:19 PM
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originally posted by: seasonal
a reply to: olaru12

Until someone has the nuts to clip the medical establishments wings, we are in serious peril. This literally could bankrupt the country.

The evidence is all around us in other countries that do medical much better and way more affordable.



And it looks like the insurance conglomerate is going to continue to get it's slice of the pie as well.

www.abovetopsecret.com...



posted on Jul, 12 2017 @ 07:20 PM
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a reply to: kosmicjack

If someone has cancer and their cancer doesn't respond to the $30,000 vials of super medicine, imagine being a Dr. telling that person that the drug isn't designed to be used for their situation.
After all the catch phase for the $30,000 drug is "A chance to live longer".



posted on Jul, 12 2017 @ 07:26 PM
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posted on Jul, 12 2017 @ 07:26 PM
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Having not watched television in over 13 years I wouldn't know what to say other than WOW! Television/cable commercials are extremely precise with their targeting schemes nowadays. Sounds to me like there are a LOT of sick people in the U.S. and a lot of pharmaceutical companies eagerly awaiting to drain those ailing souls! smh



posted on Jul, 12 2017 @ 07:28 PM
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a reply to: MaestroMind

With the cost of the drugs, they do not need many people using them to make a hansom profit.



posted on Jul, 12 2017 @ 07:28 PM
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a reply to: seasonal




I talked to my GP and he said he is under extreme pressure from the network he pays $3,000 a day to belong to.

Wait, doctors are paying 3,000 dollars a day to belong to what exactly?



posted on Jul, 12 2017 @ 07:30 PM
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One of the reasons I stopped watching normal broadcast TV years ago.
A placebo works both ways. Good and bad.
Was afraid one day they would eventually make up a condition I felt I had and needed to seek out my local drug dealer... I mean doctor for assistance.



posted on Jul, 12 2017 @ 07:31 PM
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This is totally not the thread I thought it would be.



posted on Jul, 12 2017 @ 07:33 PM
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a reply to: seasonal

Like hell they don't! I have immediate family members who are practicing physicians who tell me how the Big Pharma game operates.



posted on Jul, 12 2017 @ 07:38 PM
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a reply to: birdonwire

The Dr. is basically a contractor. He goes to work everyday to a medical office that is staffed and has all the amenities. This is what is called being in a network.

Imagine taking a 10 day vacation (2 weeks) $30,000. And that cost per day was pre ACA. I imagine it has gone up substantially.



posted on Jul, 12 2017 @ 07:40 PM
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this Is America goddamn it. Health care like everything else in this country is based on capitalism, free enterprise and profit.

You wan socialism move to Canada or some other hell hole like Sweden.
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posted on Jul, 12 2017 @ 07:41 PM
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a reply to: MaestroMind

Are you saying that big pharma needs millions of people on a $30,000 treatment to turn a profit?

They want and maybe induce many people to use it, but they seem very profitable as is.



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