>>3773559>What relation could arbitrarily increasing the operating costs of companies through taxation possibly have to price reductions?
HOLY PIVOT BATMAN. There is no country in the world with more favorable policies for health insurance companies, and there is no country in the world with more expensive healthcare. Stay focused. >That's largely because of (bad) regulation
It's called agency capture.> Accounting for inflation, the FDA has driven up the cost of developing a drug from 412 million dollars in the early 90s to over 2 billion today
k. You're still going to be spending hundreds of thousands of dollars on not dying in your life. Something people in first world countries don't have to worry about at all. You're going to throw a house away on getting cucked by a plunderbund of existential extortionists. If you want to justify that to yourself by boohooing for drug companies that's your mind cancer. >Strategic regulation and the FDA isn't all bad mind you
The fact that you needed to say this at all highlights how much of a hysterical retard you are. >but you can't ignore its place in all this
YEAH BLAME THE REGULATORS! PFIZER A GOOD BOY. MERCK DINDU NUFFIN.>Medicare and Medicaid spending on drugs stands at about $1 for every $3 total spent on healthcare in the US
Yeah because it operates within an insurance only system. Every market agent is hyper-incentivized to inflate cost by as much as possible. When you refuse to have an at-cost non-profit public option for privatized options to have to compete with, it becomes a plunderbund where everyone "competes" to charge as much as possible. There's a reason that the government spends way more per-capita on healthcare, which only covers a fraction of the population, than any other government spends per capita. And then on top of that Americans are forced to spend $300,000 each on tap of that. It's all designed to exploit you when it's either them or death. You're a shill for very bad people