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That study going around on Bernie Sanders' 'Medicare for All' plan comes with a big catch — the US would actually be saving money overall on healthcare

 

  • A new report from the libertarian Mercatus Center found that Sen. Bernie Sanders' "Medicare for All" plan would cost the federal government an additional $32.6 trillion over 10 years.
  • But the Mercatus report also found that the national health expenditure — the total amount spent on healthcare in the US by the federal government, states, businesses, and individuals — would come in below current projections under Sanders' plan.
  • So while the price tag for the federal government would increase, the total cost of healthcare would go down, and more than 30 million uninsured Americans would get access to healthcare, according to Mercatus' model.

 

https://www.businessinsider.com/bernie-sanders-medicare-for-all-plan-cost-save-money-2018-7

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18 hours ago, mr6666 said:

That study going around on Bernie Sanders' 'Medicare for All' plan comes with a big catch — the US would actually be saving money overall on healthcare

 

  • A new report from the libertarian Mercatus Center found that Sen. Bernie Sanders' "Medicare for All" plan would cost the federal government an additional $32.6 trillion over 10 years.
  • But the Mercatus report also found that the national health expenditure — the total amount spent on healthcare in the US by the federal government, states, businesses, and individuals — would come in below current projections under Sanders' plan.
  • So while the price tag for the federal government would increase, the total cost of healthcare would go down, and more than 30 million uninsured Americans would get access to healthcare, according to Mercatus' model.

 

https://www.businessinsider.com/bernie-sanders-medicare-for-all-plan-cost-save-money-2018-7

Re: plan would cost the federal government an additional $32.6 trillion over 10 years.

This is just for Medicare, not the other socialize medicine people wants.  Money will come from where??

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 Money will come from where??

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Jim AcostaVerified account @Acosta 47m47 minutes ago

 
 

Sanders said today the WH is not looking for the taxpayers to pay for the wall

while at the same time said the WH is looking to other agencies to find wall funding.

Is @presssec aware that agencies of the federal government are funded by TAXPAYERS ?

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- so, you'd rather we pay for T's dislusional 'PEOPLE'S WALL??

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On 12/17/2018 at 4:57 PM, mr6666 said:

That study going around on Bernie Sanders' 'Medicare for All' plan comes with a big catch — the US would actually be saving money overall on healthcare

 

  • A new report from the libertarian Mercatus Center found that Sen. Bernie Sanders' "Medicare for All" plan would cost the federal government an additional $32.6 trillion over 10 years.
  • But the Mercatus report also found that the national health expenditure — the total amount spent on healthcare in the US by the federal government, states, businesses, and individuals — would come in below current projections under Sanders' plan.
  • So while the price tag for the federal government would increase, the total cost of healthcare would go down, and more than 30 million uninsured Americans would get access to healthcare, according to Mercatus' model.

 

https://www.businessinsider.com/bernie-sanders-medicare-for-all-plan-cost-save-money-2018-7

"libertarian Mercatus Center" would tend to show not exactly an objective source.  Regardless the major presumption is that the cost of health care would decrease.  How?  Why?  Are the doctors, nurses and other medical personnel, hospitals and other medical facilities, pharmaceutical companies and all the other providers going to charge less?  I don't think so.

We already have limits on how much insurance and state and federal programs pay for services r.  Then add in all the emergency room care and unpaid hospital bills that will have to be paid.  Those payments by the government would have to be even lower.  Much, much, much lower.

What the heck does Medicare for All mean anyway?  Does that mean all current medical payment systems would be rolled into one system?  Private insurance, charities, military, state and local retirees, federal retirees, Medicaid, VA, US Public Health Service and all the rest?

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national change always seems to start on east/west coasts..... :)

POLITICOVerified account @politico

 

Mayor Bill de Blasio said health care is now guaranteed to every New York City resident

—regardless of their ability to pay or immigration status.

The program—NYC Care—includes primary and specialty care, as well as maternity and pediatric care and mental health services

 

 

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https://www.rt.com/news/449147-who-vaccination-global-trend/

Anti-vax movement among TOP THREATS to global health, with HIV & Ebola, WHO says

The anti-vaccination trend has landed next to HIV and Ebola as a key global threat, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Experts say “vaccine hesitancy” risks reversing progress in fighting preventable diseases.

Although various diseases that can be prevented by vaccines, such as diphtheria and meningitis, were on WHO’s health threat lists before, in 2019 the organization included “vaccine hesitancy.” Among other top 10 threats are HIV/AIDS, the global influenza pandemic, along with the spread of the deadly Ebola virus and Dengue fever, as well as air pollution, lack of primary care and noncommunicable diseases like diabetes.

Vaccination remains one of the most “cost-effective” ways to avoid infection, WHO stated, and refusing it directly threatens to cancel out the progress made in fighting preventable diseases.

The WHO listed “complacency” and “lack of confidence” among the key reasons why people reject vaccines. Anti-vaxxers usually say they fear the side effects, in particular the possibility of developing autism, although some cite conspiracy theories about big pharma and governments.

This attitude has already contributed to the recent measles outbreak, which has gone up 30 percent globally, WHO said. The organization earlier reported that measles outbreaks due to “gaps in vaccination coverage” killed 110,000 people in 2017. Experts are alarmed to see the disease spreading, even in nations that until recently were on the verge of completely eliminating it.

Nadezhda Yuminova of the Moscow-based Vaccine and Serum Research Institute told RT that the anti-vaccination movement “may be relatively small but leads to very serious consequences.”

Yuminova said the activity of its campaigners, especially when amplified by the media, can wipe out the earlier “tremendous successes” of fighting highly-contagious diseases in Europe. Rejection of vaccination can not only lead to death, but deliver a blow to the “collective immunity” of people in the area. Doctors say that individuals whose health does not allow them to be vaccinated rely on “collective immunity” for their protection from diseases.

Katrine Habersaat, form WHO's  Vaccine-prevented Diseases and Immunization programme, warned about the dangers of spreading "anti-vaccination misinformation." 

"When some people advocate actively against vaccination  using information that is not evidence-based nor supported by scientific consensus  to create fear and distrust and to discourage others from vaccinating, this has potential to lower vaccination uptake and consequently threaten public health," she told RT.

The public debate on vaccines has been reignited in recent years in developed countries, with celebrities like Jim Carrey and Jenny McCarthy joining the ranks of the skeptics, and pushback has increased.

Legislators in Europe frequently mull the idea of mandatory vaccination. Yet specialists believe countries need to have sufficient political commitment to cover gaps in coverage. Habersaat named "vaccine stock outs," poor access to services and training of health workers who could advocate for vaccination, delays and refusal to vaccinate as reasons that led to the spikes of diseases such as measles. 

Australia has introduced punitive measures against parents who do not vaccinate their children. In June, billboards were put up in Perth promoting American anti-vaccination group ‘Learn the Risk’. It caused an uproar in the media, and the campaign was heavily criticized by the nation’s government officials.

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On 1/22/2019 at 5:59 PM, mr6666 said:

NBC Nightly News with Lester HoltVerified account @NBCNightlyNews

 
 
 
 

COMING UP: Why some diabetics are traveling south of the U.S. border for affordable insulin. @GadiNBC reports tonight on @NBCNightlyNews.

 

 I saw this piece on the "NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt". People actually risking their lives to go to a very dangerous place like Tijuana, so they can save their lives because they can't afford the price of the insulin they need in the United States.

I suppose it's so expensive simply because of the supply and demand-- there are more people with insulin dependent diabetes than there was even five years ago. I do suppose this has something to do with the food supply in the supermarket.

 But it's sad to see Americans living that way.

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Cost....Rediculous!!!!! :angry:

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https://www.goodrx.com/blog/new-hepatitis-c-med-epclusa-now-approved/

 

Gilead has priced a 12-week regimen of Epclusa to cost $74,760. The cost of Epclusa is in-line with, if not a little less than, the other 12-week Hepatitis C medication regimens currently on the market such as Sovaldi and Harvoni which cost $84,000 and $94,500 respectively.

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(Harvoni )LEDIPASVIR; SOFOSBUVIR (led' i pas' vir; soe fos' bue vir) is two antiviral medicines in one tablet. It is used to treat hepatitis C. It will not work for colds, flu

The lowest GoodRx price for the most common version of Harvoni is around $31,003.80, -6% off the average retail price of $29,507.60

Well duh, if it DID , does anyone has $30 grand to fight the common cold??? :wacko:

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ProPublicaVerified account @ProPublica 35m35 minutes ago

 
 

The makers of OxyContin, @purduepharma, weren’t content with making billions in profits from the painkiller.

They also once explored expanding into the “attractive market” of opioid addiction treatment.

...for the very drugs they were selling.

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OxyContin Maker Explored Expansion Into “Attractive” Anti-Addiction Market-

Secret portions of a lawsuit allege that Purdue Pharma, controlled by the Sackler family, considered capitalizing on the addiction treatment boom — while going to extreme lengths to boost sales of its controversial opioid.

 

https://www.propublica.org/article/oxycontin-purdue-pharma-massachusetts-lawsuit-anti-addiction-market?utm_content=buffer5b0bb&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter&utm_campaign=buffer

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2 hours ago, mr6666 said:

ProPublicaVerified account @ProPublica 35m35 minutes ago

 
 

The makers of OxyContin, @purduepharma, weren’t content with making billions in profits from the painkiller.

They also once explored expanding into the “attractive market” of opioid addiction treatment.

...for the very drugs they were selling.

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OxyContin Maker Explored Expansion Into “Attractive” Anti-Addiction Market-

Secret portions of a lawsuit allege that Purdue Pharma, controlled by the Sackler family, considered capitalizing on the addiction treatment boom — while going to extreme lengths to boost sales of its controversial opioid.

 

https://www.propublica.org/article/oxycontin-purdue-pharma-massachusetts-lawsuit-anti-addiction-market?utm_content=buffer5b0bb&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter&utm_campaign=buffer

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That's one way to get rich, create both the problem and the cure. 

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28 minutes ago, hamradio said:

That's one way to get rich, create both the problem and the cure. 

Yea,  it worked for Paula Dean.

 

 

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41 minutes ago, jamesjazzguitar said:

Yea,  it worked for Paula Dean.

 

 

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She should write a book, "How to Get Fat and Lose It" (Using her recipes). 

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Once free, drug for rare disease now being sold for $375K a year

Thanks to a law designed to encourage drug development for rare diseases, Catalyst Pharmaceuticals can now sell the treatment exclusively for seven years

-- and has set the price for it at $375,000 on average, when it used to be given to patients for free by a smaller drug company.

https://www.nbcnews.com/nightly-news/video/once-free-drug-for-rare-disease-now-being-sold-for-375k-a-year-1439142467780

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CNN HealthVerified account @cnnhealth

 

Amid uproar over high drug prices,

Eli Lilly introduces generic insulin at half price of brand-name Humalog: https://cnn.it/2ECzMxM 

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Senator Dick DurbinVerified account @SenatorDurbin 39m39 minutes ago

 
 

Humalog can cost as little as $38 in Canada and yet Americans are charged up to $329.

Now Eli Lilly is lowering the price in the U.S. for selected customers to $140.

 

Charging Americans 4x what Canadians pay for the same drug

hardly merits an outpouring of national gratitude.

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