Big Pharma a hazard to our health: Should Americans have to pay for their right to life?

  • Pay, but not overpay.

    A reasonable amount should be charged. ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​

  • Lol manipulative wording

    If someone finds the way to make a pill and have the patent on it that means it is theirs to sell for what they want . Zz zz z z z z z z z z z z z z z z x x x x six six six six s s s s s s s as s s s s s

  • Nice try, but yes.

    Words mean things. Paying for pharmaceuticals is not paying for the right to life. I'm really sorry if some people would rather stand in front of a government office waiting for their benevolent masters to give them their medicines, or their food, or their cell phone, or their housing. I would like to do something to alleviate the suffering of the unbearable weight of providing for yourselves, but I just don't care. Maybe the American spirit is dead in those with their mouths open and their hands out, but some of us have actually grown up and would prefer to take care of ourselves.

  • No, medicines is far too costly, and Americans need a better option when it comes to life-saving drugs.

    No, Americans should not have to pay excessively for their right to live. Medicines should not be as overpriced as they are. They need to come down in price so that they're affordable. When an American won't go to a clinic or won't pay for life-saving drugs because he or she can't afford it, then there's something very wrong with this picture.

  • The premise is flawed

    The big pharmaceutical companies seem to be holding Americans hostage. You literally have to go broke to get life saving medication. This is an absolute travesty. There is nothing wrong with a corporate company making a healthy profit but to up the price of a drug 400 percent while paying your upper management 600 percent increase in salary is unconscionable. If you can afford to do that then you can lower the price of the medication.

  • No, Ultimately healthcare should be just that, care!

    Pharmaceutical companies spend more money on selling the drugs than they do developing them. I believe that a lot of pharmaceutical drugs are dangerous & an industry that makes money from us being sick should never be in charge of making us healthy. Pharmaceutical “companies” are just that — companies. Ultimately healthcare should be just that, care!

  • No, Medical Care should be a right of life

    I do not believe that Americans should be burdened with the exorbitant costs seen in the current health care system. The way that healthcare runs currently will often place individuals in the position facing crippling debt to receive even the most basic of health care needs. Those unfortunate enough not to have health insurance will often forgo preventative treatment that later becomes a costly emergency, and when they are unable to pay the cost is spread among those who can. Even individuals who have health insurance can often face bills that are multiple thousands of dollars due to drugs or treatments not covered by their insurance. Reigning in the extreme costs of health care would allow more people to seek the treatment they need when they need it, decreasing the number of emergencies, which would then reduce health care costs for everyone.

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