Friday, January 13, 2017

Sen. Cory Booker just dropped the ball on health care costs

Johnny going with the easy headline for the former Stanford tight end.

In all seriousness, shame on New Jersey Senator Cory Booker. He talks big on lowering health care costs but when presented with a chance to really make a difference on a serious pocketbook issue, well it sure looks like Big Pharma money in Booker's pockets has won the day. 

The issue was whether or not Americans could save on prescription drugs by importing them from Canada. A lot of smart people think this WILL indeed force down prices on prescription drugs here. Know who agrees? Texas Sen.Ted Cruz. That's right, that right wing gas-knob from Texas. He even realizes that this is necessary. Shame Cory Booker doesn't. Booker's excuse (besides the 55K from Merck & Co other pharmaceutical companies) is that he's golly gosh for it you know but his paymasters--er his conscience won't allow him to help you on this one. Too big of a risk for you citizen.

Let that sink in. At ANY point in the last few years did you read any articles online or see a teevee news report about a bunch of dead Canadians lying outside pharmacies or along Yonge Street in Toronto or on the prairies of Western Canada? Of course you didn't. These drugs are already safe, it's just an excuse for Sen. Booker. It smacks a lot of the anti-vaxxer canard that "well, gee whiz you just can't give these kids all their vaccinations at once, they should be spread way out" which of course is code for "So not having my kid vaccinated."

Pick some small inconsequential thing that sounds like you're protecting people when in fact you're merely letting Pharma use you as their mouthpiece Sen. Booker.

Woulda, coulda, shoulda, eh Senator? Shame on you.


Anonymous said...

Same identical pill, made at the same factory in linden, but shipped via different trucks has three different prices despite nafta. It costs $2 in Canada, 20 cents in Mexico, and $20 in nj. Pills made in very same gigantic mixing bowl.

There are no money in healthy people. Merck needs prostitutes to keep racket running.

Johnny Action Space Punk said...

Couldn't have put it better myself!