A Question for our professed Democratic members

GBRK, as sort of an answer to your post. 1  Democrats do need new leadership.   2  How many of the big businesses pay 15% now?  3  Get the big money out of politics. From what I have read, the politicians don't like spending hours a day begging for money.  4  As for walStreet, was Bernie Madoff the only one to go to jail and was that because he stole  from the 1%.  5  Yes there should be term limits.  6  Before the ACA, health insurance was getting out of the average persons reach.  7  The democrats need to be more concerned with the middle class (determined by average income).  8  When Bush got the government involved in medication generic medicine was cheap. Now one of my Generic medications costs me $90 after insurance pays (90 days worth)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

jtdavis posted:

GBRK, as sort of an answer to your post. 1  Democrats do need new leadership.   2  How many of the big businesses pay 15% now?  3  Get the big money out of politics. From what I have read, the politicians don't like spending hours a day begging for money.  4  As for walStreet, was Bernie Madoff the only one to go to jail and was that because he stole  from the 1%.  5  Yes there should be term limits.  6  Before the ACA, health insurance was getting out of the average persons reach.  7  The democrats need to be more concerned with the middle class (determined by average income).  8  When Bush got the government involved in medication generic medicine was cheap. Now one of my Generic medications costs me $90 after insurance pays (90 days worth)

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Why Prescription Drugs Aren’t Part of Obamacare

After six years, the Affordable Care Act has extended health care coverage to millions of people. But affordability problems remain, most prominently in the area of prescription drugs. Obamacare left the pharmaceutical industry largely unregulated while requiring it to pay for some of the law’s increased drug coverage.

“That is probably my single greatest regret, is we didn’t have the chance to get negotiating power for Medicare for drugs. That would have made a profound difference,” said former Sen. Kent Conrad (D-N.D.), a member of the Finance Committee when the health care law was being negotiated and passed throughout 2009 and into 2010.

Another former lawmaker, Rep. Henry Waxman (D-Calif.), who was the House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman at the time, said there is a simple explanation for why the law doesn’t do more to rein in drugmakers. “The Obama administration decided to make a deal with the PhRMA to get them to support the legislation,” he told Morning Consult. “PhRMA got a number of favorable provisions in the legislation.”

These reflections come amid this week’s ACA anniversary celebration among Democrats. “We have lowered the cost to individuals and families, to small businesses, to corporate America, to the federal government,” said House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) at a Wednesday rally.

But lawmakers and the public alike are in an uproar over prescription drug prices. Drug costs poll at the top of voters’ health care concerns, and the issue has been reflected both on the campaign trail and in congressional hearings.

MORE OF THE FAILURE.......

https://morningconsult.com/201...t-part-of-obamacare/

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 Prescription drugs are now the fastest growing category of medical costs. ... on health reform, said drug costs can only be blamed on the ACA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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