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Wed Sep 11, 2019, 09:41 AM

Drugs most people can only dream about.

Reading about high cost of hepatitis curing pill came across the same argument for defending high drug prices:
“However, Gilead vice president Gregg Alton defended the $84,000 price tag for the drug. Speaking recently at a public forum supported by the American Enterprise Institute, he said that "to suggest that a cure for a disease like hepatitis C should be priced at $36,000 . . . would put a huge disincentive on investing in cures for our industry."”

https://www.webmd.com/hepatitis/news/20140729/pill-hepatitis-c

I believe that price puts that and any other expensive treatment out of reach for 150,000,000 citizens.
Life styles of “The Rich and Famous” should feature the healthcare plans of the Rich. Adding one more thing that most people will never be able to afford.

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Prosper Sep 11 OP
in2herbs Sep 11 #1

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Wed Sep 11, 2019, 10:04 AM

1. What if drugs and medical devices were under a separate health plan with the govt being the only

purchaser and distributor of these items? The govt could use that leverage to control prices and distribute the items under an insurance plan that is affordable (or free) to all. The costs for hospital and doctors would be a separate health plan.

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