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American Prospect Magazine: "The Insulin Racket"

Discussion in 'Diabetes News' started by SaladDaze, Jun 24, 2019.

  1. SaladDaze

    SaladDaze Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Tipetoo Type 2 · Expert

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    America the lucky country, NOT! :meh:
     
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    Bluetit1802 Type 2 (in remission!) · Guru

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    We in the UK should never, ever, complain about our wonderful NHS.
     
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    Sapien Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    The US healthcare system is a nightmare. It isn’t just greedy pharmaceutical companies. Most doctors are fee for service and have no incentive to spend any time on preventative care. Medical billing is a complete mess.
     
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    Mbaker Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    This is heart breaking. What sort of a world are we living in. There are so many why's.

    Someone recently said words to the effect about staying out of politics - this is real life economic politics.

    Someone died for greed essentially.
     
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    Mike D Type 2 · Expert

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    For such an incredibly rich country and with a booming economy, it's a massive indictment on their entire health system.
     
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    Bloody disgusting, profiteering. We should all demand transparency in ALL costs that we incur, even on behalf of the NHS (or equivalents) as WE (the many!) can force change if we act as a group. Let's hope that the American Congressional hearings are successful, but also be wary as these drug companies will need to make up lost profits else where!
     
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