Cystic Fibrosis sufferer denied 'chance of life' drug by NHS

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    Cystic Fibrosis sufferer denied 'chance of life' drug by NHS

    Cystic Fibrosis sufferer denied 'chance of life' drug by NHS - Telegraph

    Do we really want to copy this shit?
     
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    Awesome shit....who woudnt want the government in control of your health care and life....oh yeah normal, thinking people
     
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    I think people who are on dialysis in this country will face similar issues. A panel will decide who lives and who dies. Decisions will no longer be between doctor and patient.
     
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    So who would pay for it in the US? I bet you would have to pay a fortune for insurance which would cover it.
     
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    Well if that's the case than so be it.....but i'd rather be able to be covered than it be no.....that's the point of making money......
     
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    You would rather it be covered than not be covered? Well, obviously, but the cost of it in the US would likely be the same (in insurance costs) than it would be in the UK.
     
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    A person with CF in the US may well not be able to work and therefore not have insurance. Without insurance, the person could not get the drug, unless they were so poor that they qualified for Medicaid, which is government healthcare. Most anyone who has been laid off for an extended period of time would also be without coverage. The examples you guys come up with to make your points are always major fails.
     
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    Again you miss the point....the point is we dont want government health insurance of this happens......what about people who pay for private insurance? you know most of us.......
     
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    We already do.
     
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    Just wondering.
    If the FDA didn't approve the drug, would it still be covered by an insurance company in the US?
     

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