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09 Jul: Ron Paul on prescription drug reimportation

You might be surprised to know that there are 15 physicians in Congress — more than I would have expected. It would be nice to think that these doctors could provide clarity and insight on healthcare issues — perhaps even drive the debate over reform. The reality, unfortunately, is that they generally toe their party lines and seem to fade in the background. I guess being an expert politician is more important than being an expert anything else in Washington. In fact, the last time I can recall a physician Congressman bringing his medical “expertise” to bear was when then Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist shamelessly demagogued on the Terri Schiavo family tragedy, challenging the diagnosis of Schiavo’s physicians that…

05 Jan: Nice anti-pharma rant by a Ron Paul supporter

As a Ron Paul supporter named Vicki rants in his nicely done video: Big Pharma’s profit margins are the highest of any industry, beating even the widely perceived thievery of the commercial banks. Big Pharma spends more on lobbying politicians and regulatory bodies than any other industry. The Medicare Part D plan will hand over $800 billion of our tax dollars to the drug and health insurance industry over the next ten years. The elderly could end up paying more for their prescription drugs than they did before under Part D — and a majority of senior citizens could still pay over $2000 a year. Fully a third of the world’s people cannot afford essential drugs. None of these facts…