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user-inactivated  ·  1502 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Why everyone hates the GOP's new healthcare plan

Well they thought they were going to address costs by making healthy people join, lowering the overall risk pool, and thus lowering premiums. But it didn't happen. It's not like they didn't have a logical plan to lower costs.

The idea that medicare can't negotiate drug prices is comical.

"Excuse me Mr. Taxpayer, can you bend over and let my rich friend get right up in there? Oh you can't? What about if I made a law? What now? That's a good chap."

thundara  ·  1502 days ago  ·  link  ·  

On the lists of politicians that you may surprisingly agree with: Bernie Sanders

user-inactivated  ·  1502 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I like Bernie Sanders personally. He's genuine and believes he's doing the right thing. He's not owned by corporations and he cares about his constituents. We don't agree politically in broad strokes, but on this I don't see a downside. Why not let the gov't negotiate like anyone else. Companies can always say no if they would lose money.