Compassionate Conservatism In Action

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    Rick Santorum Tells Sick Kid Market Should Should Set Drug Prices

    WOODLAND PARK, Colo. - GOP contender Rick Santorum had a heated exchange with a mother and her sick young son Wednesday, arguing that drug companies were entitled to charge whatever the market demanded for life-saving therapies.
    Santorum, himself the father of a child with a rare genetic disorder, compared buying drugs to buying an iPad, and said demand would determine the cost of medical therapies.
    "People have no problem paying $900 for an iPad," Santorum said, "but paying $900 for a drug they have a problem with - it keeps you alive. Why? Because you've been conditioned to think health care is something you can get without having to pay for it."
    The mother said the boy was on the drug Abilify, used to treat schizophrenia, and that, on paper, its costs would exceed $1 million each year
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    Rick Santorum Tells Sick Kid Market Should Should Set Drug Prices | ABC News - Yahoo!

    There goes another GOP presidential candidate defending Big Money over Main Street America! This seems to be a habit with the right. I'll give them credit, they aren't ashamed to admit, the Big Money talks and they are money whores.

    On a side-note, Obama did make a deal with Big Pharma for their support of Obamacare. For their support, he would continue the policy of no-negotiations with the Drug Companies for better pricing for Medicare Part D at the expense of the tax payer. This way, Americans get the opportunity of a lifetime and gets to continue paying the
    the highest prices in the world by a long-shot for pharmaceuticals! :clap2:

    Obama, Gingrich, Romney and Santorum, we Americans are so very lucky to have the opportunity to choose one of these men to be our president the next four years. :eek:
     

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