How many more anecdotal cases must we read about before we demand a public option? Most of these medicines have been developed using taxpayer dollars, pharmaceutical companies are brilliant in socializing the cost of doing business while privatizing the profits. If we had a public option, our numbers would give us much more bargaining power in negotiating prices. Moreover we must insist that our Justice Department put a halt to these mergers and acquisitions, they have been creating monopolies which is antithetical to the ” free market”. I personally find it unconscionable to have healthcare and medicine in the ” free market” but if it is, then it should be done correctly with as much competition as possible.
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