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Sat Nov 3, 2018, 05:15 PM

 

Do you know who Dan Best is?

Dan Best was the HHS Drug Pricing Czar. (https://www.hhs.gov/blog/2018/10/30/answering-your-questions-about-the-ipi-drug-pricing-model.html)

On Tuesday of this week, Dan posted this on the HHS.gov blog:

Last week, as part of fulfilling President Trump’s promise to lower drug prices and cut down on foreign governments’ freeriding, HHS put forth a new way of paying for physician-administered drugs within Medicare, the International Price Index (IPI) Model.

The model aims to:

Reduce the price Medicare pays for a set of costly drugs to closer to what other countries pay.
Remove perverse incentives that encourage the prescribing of more expensive drugs.
Reduce physician burden associated with “buy and bill” by enabling private sector vendors to play a larger role in the purchase and distribution of these drugs.

To help people understand how the IPI model will accomplish these goals, we thought it would be useful to answer some questions that have been asked since the model’s release.

By Thursday morning, Nov 1st, Dan Best was dead!

WTF happened to Dan Best, a man who was about to implement a plan that would make our medicines cheaper...

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Achilleaze Nov 2018 #1
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Achilleaze Nov 2018 #5
KCDebbie Nov 2018 #2
Roland99 Nov 2018 #3
Leith Nov 2018 #6
malaise Nov 2018 #7

Response to KCDebbie (Original post)

Sat Nov 3, 2018, 05:19 PM

1. What happened to Dan Best ?

He can no longer Be Best. Yet another KGOP republican, Inc. mystery.

Dead KGOP republican drug czar Dan Best:

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Response to Achilleaze (Reply #1)

Sat Nov 3, 2018, 05:24 PM

4. Did you not read my post? Mr Best was a good guy in Trump's swamp!

 

He was coming up with a plan to use Medicare to force price reductions for many prescriptions across the board!

His death is devastating for those who have been wanting to drag US pharmaceutical prices in line with European drug prices (that are much cheaper than ours).

And now he's dead! And I wonder if I'm crazy to wonder if someone made that happen!

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Response to KCDebbie (Reply #4)

Sat Nov 3, 2018, 05:29 PM

5. Yes, Best was best.

And like you and a great many Americans I'm also wondering about his death. More to come, no doubt.

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Response to KCDebbie (Original post)

Sat Nov 3, 2018, 05:22 PM

3. Dead at 49? Did he fall out of a window?

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Response to KCDebbie (Original post)

Sat Nov 3, 2018, 06:40 PM

6. Holy Moly

I just googled him and his cause of death. On the results page, every last description was "no cause was given" or "was not disclosed." This was 2 days ago. One would think that some sort of explanation would have come out by now.

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Response to KCDebbie (Original post)

Sat Nov 3, 2018, 06:43 PM

7. Why is this not national news?

How did e die?
WTF?

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