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What would the pharmaceutical industy look like under a Sanders presidency?

Discussion in 'The Politics of Healthcare' started by mbryan, Feb 29, 2016 at 12:03 PM.

  1. mbryan

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    What would a President Sanders do to pharma?
     

  2. anonymous

    anonymous Guest

    If you have seen Bulgaria's healthcare system, that will give you a good idea.
     
  3. anonymous

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    Actually it would look more like France's or maybe the UK's. Both places where people live longer and pay a lot less for healthcare.
     
  4. anonymous

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    Well I'm sure it would be more like Europe with the socialized medicine model, even less need for pharma reps than now. Regulation on pharmaceutical drug pricing, maybe regulation of Dr and Hospital fees. Single payer system. If Sanders wins I'm quitting work and living off the government teat. No way I'm working my ass off in order to give it all away in taxes. They get enough already.
     
  5. anonymous

    anonymous Guest

    People live longer because of lifestyle differences, it doesn't have much to do with the healthcare system. And yeah, they pay less because we subsidize them through cost shifting, meaning we pay more so they get to pay less. Also we are the engine of innovation. That costs money, lots of it.
     
  6. anonymous

    anonymous Guest

    I have news for you. Your Republican leaders raise taxes and give what comes out of your pocket as corporate welfare. How's that working out for ya?
     
  7. anonymous

    anonymous Guest

    My guess would be the hard drug problem would go down, kids would stop selling their meds for beer money, and people would think...how the fuck did we let these idiots without any medical or Scientific background bribe and infiltrate our medical system.
     
  8. anonymous

    anonymous Guest

    Insurance companies should have never been involved in health care.
     
  9. anonymous

    anonymous Guest

    Want socialized gov’t medicine? Just look at the VA.
    No thank you.
     
  10. anonymous

    anonymous Guest

    Yes and no. I certainly don’t want greedy doctors running healthcare. The days of doctors working for the betterment of mankind(don’t care if this word is not PC), are and have been gone for a very long time. Money drives medicine. It is always money first, medicine second.
    PhRMA has and continues tooperate virtually unregulated when it comes to pricing. When 38%+ of expenditures goes to marketing and 20 something goes to R&D, what does that tell you?
     
  11. anonymous

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    Corporations provide jobs, goods, and services. We can’t compete on a global level because of labor costs, rules, regulations, etc. Republicans, led by Trump, want jobs to stay here. The Dems want a welfare state paid for by corporations and taxpayers for the sole purpose of maintaining power by keeping people subservient and dependent on the govt. Socialism doesn’t work, communism doesn’t work. Until someone comes up with a better plan, capitalism is the only system that works for the betterment of people.
    Complain about corporate welfare.... PhRMA is number one in that line.
     
  12. anonymous

    anonymous Guest

    Make it non- profit.