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Old 11-17-2009, 06:03 PM
 
Location: Tennessee/Michigan
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When it comes to health care reform Democrats and Republicans don't seem to agree on much. One thing they do agree on is making a new system more affordable.

While Americans wait for Washington's health care overhaul, prescription drug prices are rising faster than they have in years, and it's calling into question the drug industry's promised "partnership" on reform. CNN's Alina Cho reports.

AARP: Brand-name drugs up 9% in past year – amFIX - CNN.com Blogs
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Old 11-17-2009, 06:11 PM
 
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Well;they are doing what evrybody does raising prices before its controlled.I would think taht with the US companies doing 70% of the new drug research the money spent on that will go much lower also.
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Old 11-18-2009, 02:30 PM
 
Location: San Diego CA
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All areas of health care are rising dramatically even as the cost of living indicators for other goods and services show little or no increase. As a recent retiree not yet eligible for Medicare and dependent on my former employer's health insurance I have seen my annual premiums skyrocket 34 % in the last two years.
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Old 11-18-2009, 02:52 PM
 
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Well as time passes you are paying for more and more people who are not paying. That is how the system works really. When governamnt gets to paying less for more people then it will go up again on private polices.
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