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Looks Like Finally AOC did Something Good

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posted on May, 18 2019 @ 12:52 PM
a reply to: Justoneman

Someone Nailed his Shoes to the Floor .....Libs are not that Wise ..............)

posted on May, 18 2019 @ 01:03 PM
a reply to: LordAhriman

And oh, so soon, you'll be paying more for the pre-existing conditions of the migrants flooding into the US.

Truthfully, in a system as broken as this one, the smartest guy in the room is the one who IS NOT working and paying taxes and high insurance premiums to pay for other people's pre-existing conditions.

posted on May, 18 2019 @ 03:00 PM
The Dems had plenty of opportunity to have a single payer option. Not only did they not push it, they wouldn't even agree to open selling insurance across state lines. We all know the big insurance companies were behind that because they would lose millions. They had the Dems in their back pocket.

The Debate Over Selling Insurance Across State Lines
November 11, 20098:56 AM ET
Phil Galewitz

A core feature of the health overhaul proposal unveiled by House Republicans — and of GOP plans for years — would allow individual health insurance policies to be sold across state lines. Currently, consumers can buy policies only from insurers licensed by the states where they live.

Congressional Republicans have proposed the idea in the past and Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., embraced it as part of his presidential campaign last year. Advocates say it would give the more than 17 million Americans who buy individual coverage a greater choice of plans and the possibility of lower prices.


The Republican health plan was rejected by the House Saturday evening by a vote of 176-258. Just one Republican, Rep. Timothy Johnson, R-Ill., joined the Democrats to vote against the legislation.

This was as of March 2014, on the implementation of the ACA exchanges:

Since 2011, the federal government has spent nearly $4.7 billion to help implement the exchanges, the Kaiser Family Foundation estimates. In 2018, subsidizing health coverage will cost taxpayers almost $700 billion. Also known as the Affordable Care Act, Obamacare reduced the number of uninsured, but 29 million people will likely go without health coverage in an average month this year, the CBO said

Please spare us. Dems have only one thing on their minds and that's money via taxes. Obama ran and won on Obamacare, NOT single payer. He did not try to pass Universal healthcare nor Single Payer.

Now, AOC jumping on the 'cutting high pharmaceutical prices in America' bandwagon, joining an ongoing big issue in the US....meh. She does seem to bend ears so the more the better and having her echo the sentiments of the POTUS and the public at large can only help Trump. It has been an issue for many many years. It doesn't seem like anyone so far has been willing or able to take on Big Pharma. Maybe Trump can do it.

Meanwhile, Americans will continue to resort to ‘drug reimportation’ that many have been doing since at least the 90's.

a growing number of Americans choose to buy comparatively inexpensive medications available in other countries such as Canada and Mexico. Several internet pharmacies help consumers obtain medications from other countries without requiring them to travel across the borders. Even though these drugs are often manufactured in the US, the drug price control acts in countries like Canada keep the prices of prescription medications lower than the US market prices (Wagner and McCarthy 2004). The practice of importing back to the US prescription drugs that were originally manufactured in the US and exported for sale in another country is referred as ‘drug reimportation’. Estimates indicate that buying medicines from a certified Canadian pharmacy can save Americans 20%–80% on brand name drugs

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posted on May, 18 2019 @ 04:11 PM
a reply to: Trueman

We pay for the vast majority of the entire world's r&d. The reality is we should charge more to export our drugs and less here but that is backwards because our government (both parties) are bought by big money.

posted on May, 19 2019 @ 09:02 AM
a reply to: Trueman

If you get one question right and the other 9 wrong on a test you are still an abysmal failure.

posted on May, 19 2019 @ 12:18 PM

originally posted by: VforVendettea
a reply to: Trueman
If you get one question right and the other 9 wrong on a test you are still an abysmal failure.

Depends who's judging you. Remember Obama sucked balls but the left keeps saying he was the best POTUS ever.

posted on May, 19 2019 @ 07:58 PM
The pharmaceutical industry in the US has always been corrupt and evil. My suspicion is that even if the company drops the price of this one drug, they'll just raise the price of a few others to make up for the quarterly profit margin.

posted on May, 20 2019 @ 03:47 PM

originally posted by: JustJohnny
a reply to: Trueman
Democrats are the only ones who care about that issue...

Riiiiight, how long have we been hearing that tired, false propaganda?

The republicans are pushing DEREGULATION..

You do know that de-regulation does not mean no regulations, right?

A better way to phrase it would be 'sane regulations'.

The democrats are pushing MORE REGULATIONS..

Not just more, but stupid, ridiculous, onerous, properity killing nonsensical regulations in the majority of cases.

The only way to stop phara companies from doing thAt is more regulation.. the gop will claim the problem is there is too much regulation..

Ignorance is bliss. Regulations can be good or bad, they can be sane or insane.

As if the phara company is forced to quadruple prices..

I am just as if not more opposed to big pharma as you, but likely for a much different reason.

The republicans trust big business to regulate themselves..

Many do, yes - especially the RINOs and middle of the roaders.

But there are far more sane Republicans than Democrats.

The democrats trust the government to regulate big business..

Yes... and how has that worked out for us?

If you don’t trust the government, you are inherently trusting big business.

False dichotomy much?

I don't trust either as far as I can spit.

posted on May, 20 2019 @ 03:48 PM
Dude needs same fate as pharmabro

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