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  1. I came here because I was just watching a documentary about the Brazilian dictatorship and I noticed YouTube included a note saying that the producers of the video were funded in whole or in part by the Chinese government. Why isn't similar information included on videos from CNN, who are funded in part by pharmaceutical and health insurance companies?

  2. Do people in America know that they spend $3.2trillion on healthcare for a population of 300million people. The universal health care in European Union countries with a population of 500million spends a total of $1.9trillion the numbers speak for themselves. EU πŸ‡ͺπŸ‡Ί almost twice the population spends as much half in Universal healthcare. How are such numbers not raised by progressive.?

  3. This is a disingenuous video so all along this guy knew what was wrong and he still dismissed the need for National healthcare when Saunders was running for President. GO figure.

  4. I totally agree with those saying too many people with their hands in the till – and they are grabbing everything that's there and more!! Until we establish an insurance system where perhaps, younger people pay approx 5% of their income and older working people making more than a certain amount pay approx 10% of their income – and that insurance covers everything except maybe a very few / very small dollar amt items – I'm going to have a problem with it, and I think the American people should have a problem with it. Sometimes I get the idea that in the US if we gave 99% of our income to building up the military, it still wouldn't be enough, and they would still want more. Our government acts like it doesn't have a clue when knowing what the majority of Americans need and want. Maybe they should ask us directly more often, and then do what we tell them to do.

  5. Excessive regulations and over expansion of Health-insurance is why health care is so expensive in the US.

  6. Cause the government wants to get as much money as they can but Europeans can come to America get free health then they go back to their country

  7. When your house is burning, you don't need insurance to afford fire fighters to put down the flames. When crime occurs, you don't need insurance to afford police officers to show up. Nor should you if you require urgent care! Hospitals should be entirely government regulated and free! We pay taxes for a reason…… US healthcare system as of now is PURE greed and another reason why America is on the decline! The patient should matter not MONEY! Reason why it costs you $7500 for a broken leg treatment is because of administrative parasites, inflated salaries to sustain their lavish lifestyles and pharmaceutical companies spending more on their marketing budgets than their R&D (essentially price gouging medication and tech). If you're at the bottom of the totem poll and require urgent care, you're pretty much soft killed or going to be crippled for life. Health care is not for everyone, and that is a travesty in a 1st world nation such as ours. Greed is a bottomless pit which undermines any civilization following it in an endless effort to satisfy the need without ever reaching satisfaction.

  8. It is absolutely amazing how many people can't see the obvious. It is precisely the fact that the Government has its hands in it that it is so expensive. If Doctors and Lawyers did the right thing nobody would have to worry about being taken to court and if the Government was just, it would honor the fair market, and not allow frivolous lawsuits. It is called responsibility…or for simpler minds…"putting on the big boy pants". And one more thing…if doctors and lawyers DON'T do the right thing they should go to prison and be disbarred

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    On a call with investors this week, GW Pharmaceuticals revealed the price of Epidiolex, its newly-approved, marijuana-based drug for rare forms of epilepsy.
    Designed to treat two rare forms of childhood epilepsy using a marijuana compound called CBD, the drug is the first medication of its kind to get FDA approval.
    The person leading the company's commercialization efforts in the US said the goal is to keep the price of the drug on par with other epilepsy medications.
    A marijuana-derived drug that recently became the first of its kind to win federal approval is not going to be cheap.

    Called Epidiolex, the drug is designed to treat two rare forms of childhood epilepsy using a cannabis compound called cannabidiol (or CBD).

    On a call with investors this week, British-based GW Pharmaceuticals, who makes the drug, said it would cost roughly $32,500 per year. The medication does not contain THC, the well-known psychoactive component of marijuana responsible for the drug's characteristic high.

    Julian Gangolli, who leads GW's commercialization efforts in the US, said the price point would keep Epidiolex in line with other epilepsy drugs and was largely based on feedback from insurance companies. The figure is on the lower end of what analysts projected the drug would cost back in 2016, when they estimated it would range from between $30,000 to $60,000 per year

  11. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zcYbRL0S_wY&t=7s This video may help… perhaps reduced or no interest on home loans and similar for Doctors is a better answer.

  12. Wowwww what a douchebag. Don’t get sick in the first place is the solution. CNN bro lmao unnnnbelivable

  13. We need single payer, the patient. Not the govt, not insurance companies, not companies, just the patient pays. Each citizen should have a health account which can receive subsidies/payments from companies, insurance companies, their employees or the govt as well as their own contributions. From this account, the patient makes all payments, knowing the cost upfront, maybe something like an amazon model, where there is free market competition, ratings and transparent pricing. Not the predatory pricing model we have now where you may get a bill months later since the patient never knows how much anything costs. Bring the free market back to healthcare and watch costs drop, quality improve, and access increase. This is not complex or difficult. We can do this now.

  14. I think we should get rid of insurance companies all together in the US for acute and primary care, which would decrease administrative costs related to the need to hire substantially more administrative personnel to perform billing and comply with complex Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services regulations and reimbursement penalties. It requires a lot of personnel to deal with these aspects of insurance. Governmental insurance or private insurance could be reserved for long-term care facility costs alone, since these would remain high even with removing the extra costs of insurance. From talking to people in countries with single-payer tax systems, I think a single-payer government system is a bad idea, because it places people on long wait-lists for care and delays care for the people who need it quickly. These individuals must sometimes travel to the US to get the immediate, life-saving care they require in a timely fashion.

    The costs of new medication is largely driven by the ridiculous costs of drug development, as drug development companies must take medications through rigorous trials and compliance with regulatory standards over years before they can be marketed. The stacked paperwork for development of one drug alone is enough to completely fill a semi-truck. Drug companies must also compensate for the expenses of drugs taken through expensive development processes that ultimately fail and cannot be marketed. I wonder if the regulations on drug companies should be lightened to lower costs?

    I also know that medical supplies are a huge driver in expenses. For example, a physician I know breaks even or even looses money on some procedures due to the costs of equipment (like a $75 sterile marking pen to draw on the patient's skin before making incisions). Insurance companies do not always compensate physicians for the full costs of instruments to perform procedures either. I am not certain of the drivers for medical supply company prices. Does anyone know that information? I am interested to hear peoples thoughts or information on cost drivers and what solutions you can think of for reducing costs at the root of healthcare expense issues. Thanks!

  15. God given rights only, limited government, and personal responsibility. Nice πŸ˜€πŸ’―πŸ’―

  16. Great point, "better health begins with all of us". To that point, it would be awesome if we didn't have to worry about the foods we eat causing cancer. Why do we allow companies to manufactures foods and beverages with carcinogens?!

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