Health Care Debate Exposed as a Fraud, Dems and Reps Just United to do Big Pharma Bidding

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Health Care Debate Exposed as a Fraud, Dems and Reps Just United to do Big Pharma Bidding

Post by silvermani on Sun Jun 25, 2017 11:57 pm

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Re: Health Care Debate Exposed as a Fraud, Dems and Reps Just United to do Big Pharma Bidding

Post by Idéfix on Mon Jun 26, 2017 12:22 am

This is a bullshit article. Democrats have been calling for allowing Medicare to negotiate drug prices. Drugs are cheap in Canada because the government negotiates prices with companies. The Republicans under Bush 43 handcuffed Medicare from doing just that. 

Both Bernie and Hillary supported measures like allowing people to import drugs from Canada and allowing Medicare to negotiate prices. 

https://www.google.com/amp/healthaffairs.org/blog/2016/09/19/the-politics-of-medicare-and-drug-price-negotiation/amp/

One bargaining chip to attract market-oriented Republican votes was the so-called “noninterference clause”—a provision drug manufacturers had a major role in writing and getting through Congress—which banned negotiations between Medicare and pharmaceutical companies on drug prices and prevented the government from developing its own formulary or pricing structure
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