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11/01/2012 new
(Quote) Paul-866591 said: You are absolutely correct about tort reform. Trial lawyers are one of the most powerful lobbies...
(Quote) Paul-866591 said:



You are absolutely correct about tort reform. Trial lawyers are one of the most powerful lobbies around. And we have to remember that lawyers are the single largest group of legislators at all levels of Government; Federal, State and local. So lawyers get kid glove treatment in law.



But I have to disagree about pharmaceutical companies. Two things drive the cost of medicines.



1) Ridiculous regulation that makes the development and approval of drugs extremely costly and time consuming. By the time a new, effective drug is approved for use in this country, a major portion of the patent life is already over. All those costs have to be recovered rather quickly. And profits are needed to research and process new drugs



2) The US, in effect, subsidizes, medicines for the rest of the world. Every country with socialized medicine controls the price that can be charged for a medicine by a company. The controlled price is not enough to provide the manufacturer a full recovery of its cots plus enough profits to fund research and development and provide a profit for the owners of the pharmaceutical companies.



So the US being virtually the only free market, we Americans have had to carry the burden for all those socialist countries with out pocketbooks. So yes, we Americans pay to much for medicines because socialists refuse to pay their share.



And if one wants to argue that there are pharmaceutical companies overseas developing drugs and that proves my statement false, forgets that those foreign companies sell their drugs here as well and charge us a price large enough to recover their costs, etc..



And as we spiral into socialized medicine, we too will be putting controls on drug costs which will result in the pipeline of new drugs drying up because costs and new development money will dry up.

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If we could just get the lawyers out of the legislative bodies, perhaps things would be simpler and actually make sense. Most of them are just there to make up bills so they can say "Look what I did!", then move on to the next elected office they covet.
11/01/2012 new
National Doctors Organization Endorses Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan

Endorsements from Docs4PatientCare are highly sought after and rare. Less than 15 candidates nationwide received the official D4PC endorsement, here is the official list.

docs4patientcare.org
11/01/2012 new
(Quote) Mary-486033 said: National Doctors Organization Endorses Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan Endorsements from Docs4P...
(Quote) Mary-486033 said: National Doctors Organization Endorses Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan



Endorsements from Docs4PatientCare are highly sought after and rare. Less than 15 candidates nationwide received the official D4PC endorsement, here is the official list.



docs4patientcare.org
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Docs4PatientCare, also, endorsed Richard Mourdock for U. S Senate

ObamaCare is already starting to ruin the doctor patient relationship. It is causing insurance premiums to rise and is leading to the inevitable rationing of care stated Hal Scherz, MD, Founder and President of Docs4PatientCare. This legislation was rammed down our throats by legislators who are not listening to the people they represent. Governor Romney, Representative Ryan and Richard Mourdock all know how this law is destroying the best medical system in the world and all are committed to doing something about it.

beforeitsnews.com
11/01/2012 new
Obamacare is wrong idea, so repeal it now By Michael A. Morrongiello, a psychologist in private practice

"The November elections are our last chance to keep people in charge of their health care.

Obamacare must be repealed and replaced."

www.stargazette.com
11/01/2012 new

www.teapartypatriots.org



www.youtube.com




In 1997, the state run Oregon health plan approved physician assisted suicide....they would rather pay to kill someone than to pay for the more expensive pills to help them live an undetermined amount of time.....death panels.

11/02/2012 new

Obama / Romney Care is a Disaster . Hopefully Romney will see his Mistake . Obama has not He is " Stuck on Stupid " this President said at least the Truth on this . Socialized Medicine . www.youtube.com

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