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re: EpiPen maker donated to campaigns of most of the Senators on the Judiciary Cmte. - Taxing Authority
[quote]It was only worth $100 a few years ago. Life has gotten much more expensive for some reason.[/quote]By any rational measure both are very cheap. $600 half a year of decent cable. About the price of an iPhone. It's 1/60th (less than 2%) the price of a new F-150. A single months payment. :lol: ...
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re: EpiPen maker donated to campaigns of most of the Senators on the Judiciary Cmte. - Taxing Authority
[quote]This is price gouging at minimum with possible collusion.[/quote]Nah. As YSD pointed out earlier there is $5 alternate product. Not as convienent. But whether the convince is worth $595 is up to the consumer. ...
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re: EpiPen maker donated to campaigns of most of the Senators on the Judiciary Cmte. - Taxing Authority
[quote]The preparation used in an ER costs pennies. [/quote]Value isn't determined by what something [i]costs[/i]. Value is determined by what something [i]does[/i]. It reminds me of the story... There was once a very important machine in a plant that was broken. No one at the plant could fi...
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re: EpiPen maker donated to campaigns of most of the Senators on the Judiciary Cmte. - Taxing Authority
[quote]What does Medicare reimburse if I bill a 99213? [/quote]No f*cking clue. I don't work in medical [i]billing[/i]. [quote]lol, yeah my group is constantly in heated negotiations with BCBS and UHG on what they will pay. That explains why out of network docs and balance billing continue to ri...
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re: EpiPen maker donated to campaigns of most of the Senators on the Judiciary Cmte. - Taxing Authority
[quote]It is one of the more disgusting examples of price gouging I've ever seen. [/quote]Based on what? Are you arguing that saving a life isn't worth $600? ...
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re: EpiPen maker donated to campaigns of most of the Senators on the Judiciary Cmte. - Taxing Authority
[quote]Proof that you not only don't work in healthcare, but have very limited insight into how physicians and/or hospitals get paid. [/quote] :lol: I have 3 physicians in my immediate family and my company does financial modeling for several providers. [quote]It is not a market where consumers ...
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re: EpiPen maker donated to campaigns of most of the Senators on the Judiciary Cmte. - Taxing Authority
[quote]not sure how price increases that took decades are relevant to a company who increases prices overnight... [/quote]Perhaps you should re-read the last sentence you quoted? [quote]using a healthcare sector where the rules of supply and demand rarely apply. [/quote]Absolutely untrue. There ...
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re: Same song, different verse, Obamacare fails to sign up enough ppl - Taxing Authority
[quote]This. I can't visualize any other fix to a [b]currently untenable problem[/b].[/quote]Single payer won't fix the intensble problem. It will only increase the problem that is causing this--too many people taking what they don't pay for. ...
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re: EpiPen maker donated to campaigns of most of the Senators on the Judiciary Cmte. - Taxing Authority
[quote]So why did they charge $100 before? [/quote]I have no idea. Not sure how it's even relevant. Milk used to be 25c/gal. You once could get a decent [b]new[/b] car for under $10k. Not sure why so many think prices should be static over time and shifts in demand. [quote]Breach is stupid, ...
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re: EpiPen maker donated to campaigns of most of the Senators on the Judiciary Cmte. - Taxing Authority
[quote]So why not raise it to $1000 or $2000? She should be fired for leaving that kind of money on the table![/quote]Maybe, maybe not. At some point, if you raise your prices too high, you make competition more likely and chop your quantity of sales, even in a monopoly. Many seem to believe the...
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re: Same song, different verse, Obamacare fails to sign up enough ppl - Taxing Authority
[quote]Congress should revisit a public plan to compete alongside private insurers in areas of the country where competition is limited[/quote]Stupid is as stupid does. Congress has already done this. It's called the health exchange, and it's failed. People do not want public subsidized healthca...
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re: EpiPen maker donated to campaigns of most of the Senators on the Judiciary Cmte. - Taxing Authority
[quote]This makes no fricking sense [/quote]It makes complete sense. If someone was willing to pay you $240,000/yr for the exact same job you are doing now for $40,000/yr... would you stay in your current job? Very few would. Yet it's exactly what some consumers are expecting Mylan to do. ...
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re: EpiPen maker donated to campaigns of most of the Senators on the Judiciary Cmte. - Taxing Authority
[quote]We're not talking about the price of bread or the price of a hammer. We're talking about something that if a person doesn't get it, they die ! BIG DIFFERENCE.[/quote]ABSOLUTELY!! So... why would you expect an EpiPen to be cheap if it's so valuable?...
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re: US government buys 11 million pounds of cheese to boost dairy prices - Taxing Authority
[quote]Higher prices aren't beneficial but incentivizing the hiring of American workers is....or might be.[/quote]Classic example of broken window fallacy. ...
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re: US government buys 11 million pounds of cheese to boost dairy prices - Taxing Authority
[quote]The gov't cheese program is not unpopular[/quote]Popularity isn't an argument of merit. [quote]During the depression[/quote]Looked at a calendar recently?...
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re: EpiPen maker donated to campaigns of most of the Senators on the Judiciary Cmte. - Taxing Authority
[quote]What changed so they were no longer able to make a profit at $100 as opposed to $600? [/quote]Would you continue in your job if you were underpaid by 600%?...
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re: EpiPen maker donated to campaigns of most of the Senators on the Judiciary Cmte. - Taxing Authority
[quote]FDA bought and paid for,,,,,,,,,corporatism at its finest. This is why career politicians need to go[/quote]Don't worry. None of this will happen with single payor. It'll be different next time....
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re: Millennials Love Free Markets, But Don't Understand Them - Taxing Authority
[quote]How is it possible for Millennials to favor both a socialist government and a capitalist economy? [/quote]Most of them want a free market for themselves and socialism for other people richer than them. ...
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re: Senator's daughter who raised price of EpiPen got $19 million salary in 2015 - Taxing Authority
[quote]it's not about fair, it's about market value...which is indeterminable without competition. [/quote]Simply untrue. What's more valuable: cable or an epi-pen? Which is priced higher? [quote]again, i'm not talking about epipen...I don't care. i'm talking about human nature.[/quote]I'm sure ...
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re: Very simple question: Exactly how are blacks better after 7.75 years of Dem rule - Taxing Authority
[quote]Black Unemployment rate has been cut significantly [/quote]Odd. To my eye it looks like it was lower under Bush......
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