NY Times just doesn't get it on Drug Price Controls

The problem isn't that the government can force down drug prices, the problem is that they will. Why even bother giving the drug companies a patten on the drug if the government can then force down the price?

There is no guarantee that government negotiators would do better. Medicare’s chief actuary concluded last year that the government would be unlikely to get bigger discounts, and the head of the Congressional Budget Office judged in 2004 that for most drugs that was true. . . .


Blogger saturdaynightspecial said...

The entire country is on a trend to finally make America a socialist country. In Chicago they tried to force ATM machine owners to not charge a fee. Or how about annual cost of living adjustments for the minimum wage laws.

11/14/2006 6:41 PM  

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