How long until this happens to us?

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    I see. The customer bargaining with the supplier is a very bad thing, correct? What would Adam Smith say?
     
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    LOL. Yes, this nation does, indeed, enjoy change. Look at our history. And brace yourself for some really major changes, both good and bad, in the coming years.
     
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    That customer will be bargaining with your medication, and not buying medication that you need. Don't worry about it though, you trust them.
     
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    Medicare did this for years. And it resulted in huge, massive, savings. Republicans stopped that and now Medicare pays much more money for the exact same product.

    Republicans: Making government suck and then saying that government can't run efficiently.

    And yes. I trust the government more than a private for profit corporation. And anyone in their right mind would.
     
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    Medicare did not start covering prescription drugs until 2003, when exactly did they do this, and for how many years?
     
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    Hmm, indeed. My bad.
     
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    With all the corruption, greedy self important idealogues in govt, you place your trust there? At least with a "for profit" corp, there is money motivation and competition to keep that in check. After all we have seen, at least through the past 4 administrations, and you still trust govt more. That is scary but its your life and not mine.
    I don't put my trust in either but much less in govt.
     
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