/ Print /

  • linkedin
  • Increase Font
  • Sharebar

    Experts assess Trump’s 7-point healthcare plan

    source_MHE_81.jpg
     

    7. Remove barriers to entry into free markets for overseas drug providers.

    “This proposal would allow consumers to actively look overseas for pharmaceutical products that are cheap and effective,” says Brill.

    Hoagland believes that this component is unlikely to have any direct effect on those factors that currently are responsible for increasing drug costs. In fact, “It would likely require additional bureaucratic measures to evaluate the safety and reliability of the imported drug.”

    Mack would like to see Trump’s proposal address how, or by whom, these drugs will be purchased: Individuals; payers; providers; Medicare/Medicaid?

    “What is the role, if any, of the FDA in ensuring quality?” Mack asks. “Will Trump allow the importation of drugs from any country in the world? Will Trumpcare encourage or prohibit deals that keep generic drugs off the market, including ‘pay-for-delay’ agreements between brand and generic drug makers that increase prices?”

    In addition, Mack says that Trump’s proposal does not mention price and cost transparency—including costs related to research and development, lobbying, etc.

    For Johnson, it seems that allowing consumers to actively look overseas for pharmaceutical products that are “cheaper and equally effective makes sense as long as we clamp down on property rights enforcement on patents. However, the pharmaceutical lobby’s power over Congress and the Oval Office cannot be overstated. It would take tremendous political courage to tackle this issue. Both Republicans and Democrats equally have their hands tied unless they work together.”

     

    2 Comments

    You must be signed in to leave a comment. Registering is fast and free!

    All comments must follow the ModernMedicine Network community rules and terms of use, and will be moderated. ModernMedicine reserves the right to use the comments we receive, in whole or in part,in any medium. See also the Terms of Use, Privacy Policy and Community FAQ.

    • [email protected]
      Hi everyone, Real & Powerful Love spell caster to get your Ex lover back fast online. I'm so excited. My ex-boyfriend is back after a breakup, I’m extremely happy that will are living together again. My boyfriend of a 4yr just broke up with me and am 30 weeks pregnant. I have cried myself to sleep most of the nights and don’t seem to concentrate during lectures sometimes I stay awake almost all night thinking about him and start to cry all over again. Because of this I end up not having energy for my next day’s classes, my attendance has dropped and am always in uni and on time. Generally he is a very nice guy, he ended it because he said we were arguing a lot and not getting along. He is right we’ve been arguing during the pregnancy a lot .After the break up I kept ringing him and telling him I will change. I am in love with this guy and he is the best guy I have ever been with. I’m still hurt and in disbelief when he said he didn’t have any romantic feelings towards me anymore that hurt me faster than a lethal syringe. He texts me now and then mainly to check up on how am doing with the pregnancy, he is supportive with it but it’s not fair on me, him texting me as I just want to grieve the pain and not have any stress due to the pregnancy. i was really upset and i needed help, so i searched for help online and I came across a website that suggested that Dr Azeez can help solve marital problems, restore broken relationships and so on. So, I felt I should give him a try. I contacted him and he told me what to do and i did it then he did a spell for me. 17 hours later, my bf came to me and apologized for the wrongs he did and promise never to do it again. Ever since then, everything has returned back to normal. I and my bf are living together happily again.. All thanks to Dr Azeez if you have any problem contact Dr Azeez now and i guarantee you that he will help you. Here’s his contact. Email him at: Email him at: [email protected] you can also call him or add him on what’s-app: +2348160153829
    • [email protected]
      Am really grateful and thankful for what Dr.Sebi has done for me and my family. I Was having HIV/ AIDS for good three years with no solution, the diseases almost took my life and because I was unable to work and I was also loosing lots of money for medication, but one faithful day when I went online, I met lots of testimonies about this great man so I decided to give it a try and to God be the glory he did it. he cured me of my diseases and am so happy and so pleased to Write about him today. if you need his help or you also want to get cured just the way I got mine, just email him below [email protected] or Whatsapp;+2348153863900 and get your healing. He has cure for other deadly diseases like Diabetes, Herpes, Hepatitis of all types and Cancere

    Follow Us On Twitter

    Find us on Facebook

    Latest Tweets Follow