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Big Pharma’s Covid-19 Profiteers-

How the race to develop treatments and a vaccine will create a historic windfall for the industry

— and everyone else will pay the price

.........."The power of the industry combined with fear is driving extraordinary spending,” says U.S. Rep. Lloyd Doggett (D-Texas), who has been an outspoken and sometimes lonely voice warning about pandemic profiteering. “It all suggests rosy times ahead for the pharmaceutical industry.”

Doggett cautions that the rush for a cure is already padding the bottom lines of drug companies.....

 

https://www.rollingstone.com/politics/politics-features/big-pharma-covid-19-profits-1041185/

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After promising to unveil a health care plan, Trump delivers a joke

Ten weeks after promising he'd sign a "full and complete" health care plan, the emperor with no clothes made clear he's the president with no plan.
 

During his remarks on health care policy yesterday, Donald Trump used the word "plan" 39 times. Indeed, the point of the president's plan was to ostensibly unveil a new governing blueprint, which the White House has labeled the "America First Health Care Plan."

The problem, however, is that there's still no actual plan. What Trump unveiled are two executive orders that literally don't do anything.............

that's not how reality works. I could sign an executive order to affirm that it is the official policy of my household that I have a full head of hair, but it wouldn't magically fill in my bald spot. Similarly, Trump can't simply assert a health care benefit by decree. If that were an option, other presidents would've taken such a step years ago.

Americans need to realize that if the Republican Party's lawsuit succeeds in tearing down the nation's health care system, the protections for Americans with pre-existing conditions will disappear........

 

....the Republican has spent literally years telling Americans he has a terrific health care plan, which will deliver better results at a lower cost, and this reform miracle is nearly ready for its unveiling.

Indeed, as recently as last week, the president went so far as to boast, in reference to his non-existent health care plan, "I have it all ready. I have it all ready.... I have it all ready." The president used similar rhetoric two months ago, promising Fox News he'd "sign" a "full and complete" health care plan "within two weeks."

Ten weeks later, the emperor with no clothes effectively confessed that he's the president with no plan."

https://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow-show/after-promising-unveil-health-care-plan-trump-delivers-joke-n1241056?cid=sm_fb_maddow&fbclid=IwAR3CnaHxwMEGQPX2cWi5TamTxXSKX7JxMFAptgNxlOCa8CiLHnxNOE4Yy_E

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I was alerted by my pharmacist, the Zostavax vaccine for Shingles I took a few years ago is only about 50% effective. :huh::o   Took the first of 2 doses Recombinant Zoster Vaccine (Shingrix®) .    Arm is only a little sore but FAR better than going though the nightmare of having Shingles.

 

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The 'wish I were dead" rash.

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I believe every person in America is entitled to the same health care as the President of the United States
 
—with no co-pays, no deductibles and no out-of-pocket expenses.
 
If government-funded health care is good enough for Trump, it is good enough for all of us as a human right.
 
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12 hours ago, mr6666 said:

 

:huh:

Since the court will not release its decision until April or later, what happens if the Dems win the Senate and presidency and keep House?  They could just go ahead and pass a Bidencare plan to replace ACA.

I wouldn't bet two cents on the ACA staying in place once Barrett gets on the Court.  And she will not recuse herself from anything.

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On 10/6/2020 at 6:51 PM, mr6666 said:
 
 
I believe every person in America is entitled to the same health care as the President of the United States
 
—with no co-pays, no deductibles and no out-of-pocket expenses.
 
If government-funded health care is good enough for Trump, it is good enough for all of us as a human right.
 
:D

!.  Can't say everyone getting the same health care as the president could be considered "unconstitutional".  ;) 

2.  "Government funded"?  But just WHERE does the government get the money to fund anything;) 

Sepiatone

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1 hour ago, Sepiatone said:

!.  Can't say everyone getting the same health care as the president could be considered "unconstitutional".  ;) 

2.  "Government funded"?  But just WHERE does the government get the money to fund anything;) 

Sepiatone

 

Higher TAXES how else?

Could use her help to get money out of thin air.

Bewitched' at 50: How Samantha Stevens Got Her Nose Twitch

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21 hours ago, hamradio said:

 

Higher TAXES how else?

Could use her help to get money out of thin air.

 

But then see?

That should make TAXPAYERS more entitled to that level of health care than even the president!  

But then, politicians have long been opposed to "socialized" medicine and succeed in getting it squelched by pushing the idea that "socialized" means the same as "socialist". and scare people off.  That way they avoid the danger of being removed from the warm, comfortable(and lucrative) depths of the insurance companies pockets.  ;) 

Sepiatone

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When the Trump/McConnell Republican Supreme Court hears the case to determine if Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid are unconstitutional, they will rule that they are.  Behind that will be state and local governments and private employers abandoning health insurance for employees.

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During the Soviet era, their health care got the biggest chunk of the national budget - the military came in second.

All one got was the BASIC care, nothing more.  This is what BILLIONS of rubles gave their citizens.

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If we ever adopted such a socialized healthcare system, it will cost in the trillions of dollars.  No one ask how it will be paid for?

Well I know!  Sorry only photo I can find, the bag is too small. :angry:

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Per the AMA, the US spent 17.7% of its GNP on healthcare in 2018.  That dwarfs US military spending.

https://www.ama-assn.org/about/research/trends-health-care-spending#:~:text=Health spending in the U.S.,as 2016 (4.6 percent).

The US ranks first in healthcare spending.

For all that money, the US ranks:

  • 29th in infant mortality
  • 26th in life expectancy

Obviously we have a very inefficient, ineffective system. 

 

 

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3 minutes ago, txfilmfan said:

Per the AMA, the US spent 17.7% of its GNP on healthcare in 2018.  That dwarfs US military spending.

https://www.ama-assn.org/about/research/trends-health-care-spending#:~:text=Health spending in the U.S.,as 2016 (4.6 percent).

The US ranks first in healthcare spending.

For all that money, the US ranks:

  • 29th in infant mortality
  • 26th in life expectancy

Obviously we have a very inefficient, ineffective system. 

 

 

 

We have an EXPENSIVE system where big pharma and doctors rake in the profits! :angry:

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