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Sounds like a good idea?

Kaiser’s family of website has some interesting posts of late.  The Kaiser Family Foundation presents 10 Essential Facts about Medicare Prescription Drug Spending.  They show the increasing price of U.S. prescription drugs spending over time.


They also show that many patients with Medicare Part D, still bear a large share of prescription drug costs for a number of blockbuster treatments.

Kaiser Health News presents a “Sounds Like a Good Idea…” the describing some popular proposals for regulating drug prices and the key drawbacks of each proposal.

Note that these figure focus on the cost side of the drugs, but do not mention that many of them dramatically reduced mortality and/or improved patient quality of life.

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