How Comparing Drug Prices Lowers Costs for Employers and Patients

February 12, 2020

  • February 12, 2020 at 10:49 am
    PolarBeaRepeal says:
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    This is a good example of the CS part of HEALTH CARE SPPECIFICCS. I wonder if it could be divided into three segments; All drugs, low-cost/ high consumption drugs, and life-altering/ high cost drugs…. so as to see how higher cost drugs can (possibly, hopefully?) be provided at much lower costs?

    ACA never attempted to control costs because it subsidized them through its (failed and repealed) forced compliance provisions. “A family of four will save an average of $2500” was a bald-faced lie by Obama, multiple (29?) times.

    This study by uber-liberal Berkeley University, confirmed by publishing in the JAMA by the AMA, should carry some credibility with liberals seeking Med4All by Bernie. But their hypocrisy will likely outweigh the value of the study. So, they will adhere to their plan to nationalize profit-seeking pharma companies under Marxist policies rather than (freely) choose to lower costs to all users of health care through economic, free-market principles.

    • February 12, 2020 at 1:54 pm
      Rosenblatt says:
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      “credibility with liberals seeking Med4All by Bernie. But their hypocrisy will likely outweigh…”

      Couldn’t make one post without trolling, could you?

      • February 12, 2020 at 4:12 pm
        PolarBeaRepeal says:
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        Telling the truth about the intentions of Marxist Sanders is ‘trolling’?!

        If so, count on me to troll for a few more months, at least, and possibly through 11/3/2020.

  • February 12, 2020 at 6:16 pm
    Craig Cornell says:
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    Excellent post, Polar. While the insane policies of Bernie will probably doom his chances eventually, it is truly frightening that so many people embrace those policies without even understanding how they work and the ramifications.

    The Dems. have gone all religious now. No room for facts or reason. Medicare for All is Single Payer in a form that is unlike almost any other country. There would be no choice of doctors or private alternative, no insurance companies, no competition for lower prices or better services, no freedom to shop for medications, no freedom to alter your plan to fit your needs.

    Just pay the government massively higher taxes and eat what they cooked. Everyone gets the same thing. Hope you like it.

    • February 13, 2020 at 8:29 am
      PolarBeaRepeal says:
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      One important thing about this article that I forgot to mention…. there are choices involved in the drugs used to treat illnesses. Under a Med4All system, there would be NO CHOICE via referencing pricing of drug treatments – or of other types of treatments – by doctors or patients. Choices would be made by bureaucrats who could easily be influenced (bribed) by drug manufacturers to use their most expensive drugs via many means of payback.

      Liberals have been blinded to the implications of Med4All because Socialist politicians never discuss them… they only villainize pharma companies or insurance companies that are earning (‘evil’) profits for risk-taking to generate opposition to the current system. Their failure is in their inability to see how to fix problems in a working system that isn’t perfect.

      We need capable political/ legal ‘doctors’ to heal the current healthcare system, step by step (such as the one suggested in this article) not Socialist / Marxist ‘quacks’ to tear it down and replace it with Med4All. Primum non nocere.

      • February 13, 2020 at 8:34 am
        PolarBeaRepeal says:
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        Paragraph 2, first sentence should have a comma (,) after ‘risk-taking. Bear culpa



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