Tommy Tainant Thanks for bringing up the issue of benefits of national health safety net programs American Diabetic doesnt want to come back to the US in cases where patients can't afford meds like insulin. I thought Dekster's response was well presented:American Diabetic doesnt want to come back to the US Ridgerunner doesn't think this post will get read, understood or answered by the people it was addressed to I thought Dekster's point was well made. Tommy Tainant would you mind replying and explaining if this is accurate or incorrect? Don't the US govt and pharmaceutical companies end up subsidizing the research for medical development charged to taxpayers but not passed overseas? Also which problem comes first: the US govt and businesses funding research through Big Pharm so it jacks up the prices in the US? Is it the fact that Big Pharm has corrupted the free market with excess profit, so it ties up the govt in that mess. And THAT is what leads to the problems both you and Dekster point out. Can you answer Dekster's post. Even if that means admitting you are both right, and the problem is bigger than just protesting one side or the other. Thanks! If Tommy doesn't answer, can I open this one on one thread to Lysistrata to get an answer from someone else (besides me reading both sides to understand the problems causing both objections).