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    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda View Post
    Let's see how many Republicans support this.



    Biden administration unveils plans to lower prescription drug costs
    As long as they only negotiated prices and kept their fingers off of what can be prescribed for what conditions I would whole heartedly support.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RPETER65 View Post
    As long as they only negotiated prices and kept their fingers off of what can be prescribed for what conditions I would whole heartedly support.
    And if certain drug companies refuse to cut prices on certain products?

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    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda View Post
    As long as they only negotiated prices and kept their fingers off of what can be prescribed for what conditions I would whole heartedly support.
    The guidelines governing the off-label use of medications are extremely loose. You might be very surprised.



    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda View Post
    And if certain drug companies refuse to cut prices on certain products?
    Silly question Harry, they won't, that's my personal guarantee.

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    Quote Originally Posted by russellsimpson View Post
    The guidelines governing the off-label use of medications are extremely loose. You might be very surprised.
    Silly question Harry, they won't, that's my personal guarantee.

    Perhaps someone who actually has a dog in this fight can answer rather than some dribbling canuck who can't even quote properly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda View Post
    Perhaps someone who actually has a dog in this fight can answer rather than some dribbling canuck who can't even quote properly.
    I live in the U.S but I have no dog in this fight as I don’t pay for prescription drugs but my children and grand children do so I guess I have to speak for them. I agree with Russell that is a silly question if they don’t agree the government will do as they do with doctors who refuse to accept the reduced payments from Medicare and the VA,don’t do business from them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RPETER65 View Post
    I live in the U.S but I have no dog in this fight as I don’t pay for prescription drugs but my children and grand children do so I guess I have to speak for them. I agree with Russell that is a silly question if they don’t agree the government will do as they do with doctors who refuse to accept the reduced payments from Medicare and the VA,don’t do business from them.
    That does not work because if a doctor does not lower his fee you can go to another doctor, but if a pharmaceutical company does not lower its prices you cant go to another for a drug they hold the patent .

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    Quote Originally Posted by RPETER65 View Post
    I live in the U.S but I have no dog in this fight as I don’t pay for prescription drugs but my children and grand children do so I guess I have to speak for them. I agree with Russell that is a silly question if they don’t agree the government will do as they do with doctors who refuse to accept the reduced payments from Medicare and the VA,don’t do business from them.
    You don't use Medicare?

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    U.S. to buy 500 million more Pfizer doses to share with the world

    The Biden administration is planning to purchase 500 million more Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine doses to donate to the world, officials said in an op-ed Wednesday.

    Why it matters: The move represents a big step toward making the U.S. a major global vaccine supplier just as China has ramped up exports of its Sinopharm, Sinovac and CanSino vaccines, which can be stored at normal refrigerator temperatures.

    State of play: The U.S. had already bought 500 million vaccine doses from Pfizer to donate to countries in need.


    • The country has already donated more than "all other countries in the world combined," White House coronavirus response coordinator Jeff Zients said during a press briefing last week.


    Between the lines: Wealthier nations have more vaccines than citizens who want them, while poorer countries are facing bleaker timelines for when they can administer first doses.

    What they're saying: "After purchasing 500 million doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine in June to donate to the world, we’ll double that commitment, purchasing an additional 500 million Pfizer doses to give to low- and lower-middle-income countries around the globe," Zients and Secretary of State Antony Blinken wrote in the Washington Post.


    • "This is a monumental commitment by the United States, bringing our total number of donated vaccines to the world to more than 1.1 billion. For every one shot we’ve put in an American arm to date, we are now donating about three shots globally," they added.
    Keep your friends close and your enemies closer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by S Landreth View Post
    U.S. to buy 500 million more Pfizer doses to share with the world
    Quote Originally Posted by S Landreth View Post
    Why it matters:
    Quote Originally Posted by S Landreth View Post
    Between the lines:
    Nah

    I'm in a good non-contrarian mood today

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    ^ Trending towards iconoclastic, eh

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    Quote Originally Posted by russellsimpson View Post
    iconoclastic
    Good word

    Wonder if Harry is aware of its existence
    Last edited by helge; 23-09-2021 at 03:30 AM. Reason: Oops, bad timing

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    Here Are The Big Policies In Democrats’ $3.5 Trillion Budget Reconciliation Plans

    Benefits For Parents

    Democrats intend to continue the new monthly benefits for parents that they launched as part of the American Rescue Plan. Nearly every family in America started receiving $300 per child under 6 and $250 per kid age 6-17 last month, but the benefits won’t continue past this year.

    Paid Leave

    Democratic lawmakers have found a way to get around the Senate’s budget rules and include a national paid leave proposal in their reconciliation package. Policy advocates and leading lawmakers have proposed essentially creating a new entitlement program giving most Americans the right to federally paid leave.

    No Debt Limit Hike

    Democrats are daring Republicans to vote against an increase in the debt limit, setting up a high-stakes game of chicken in the coming months that could lead to catastrophic economic consequences.

    Taxes

    Unlike the three major coronavirus relief bills Congress has passed, Democrats plan to offset the cost of the budget reconciliation package by raising taxes. They say they’ll target corporations and the wealthy without burdening families earning less than $400,000, which was a key campaign pledge from Biden.

    A chunk of revenue will come simply through increased IRS enforcement of current laws, since the government misses out on as much as $1 trillion annually due to taxpayer noncompliance. Presumably, much of the rest of the tax increases will come through reversals of the tax cuts Republicans enacted in 2017. But Democrats have said they’ll undo that law’s limit on federal deductions for state and local taxes, a provision that targeted wealthy households in blue states like New York and California.

    Medicare

    Reflecting one of Biden’s campaign promises and a rallying cry of Budget Committee Chair Sen. Bernie Sanders’ (I-Vt.) presidential bid, Democrats are aiming to expand Medicare to include dental, vision and hearing care for the first time. They also want to slightly lower the eligibility age of Medicare, which is currently at 65.

    Immigration

    The Senate Judiciary Committee is tasked with providing “lawful permanent status for qualified immigrants” as part of the Democrats’ budget reconciliation package. The plan aims ​​to grant green cards to millions of immigrant workers and families, per an outline of the document. Congress has been unable to pass any kind of immigration reform measure on a bipartisan basis, so its inclusion in a reconciliation package is a big deal.

    Climate

    Democrats are planning on going big on investments to fight climate change in their reconciliation package, including billions for clean electricity, electric vehicles, energy efficient buildings, weatherizing homes, a Civilian Climate Corps and more. Progressives and environmental groups, who say even more needs to be done to address the alarming effects of climate change across the world, will be watching the details of the bill closely. A number of progressives in the House have vowed not to support the bipartisan infrastructure bill that is expected to be approved by the Senate this week if the reconciliation package falls short.

    “The Budget Resolution will allow the Senate to make the most significant investment in tackling the climate crisis in US history, and put America on a path to meet President Biden’s climate change goals of 80% clean electricity and 50% economy-wide carbon emissions reductions by 2030,” Senate Democrats pledged in their memo summarizing the coming legislation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by helge View Post
    Good word

    Wonder if Harry is aware of its existence
    Are you retarded or something?

    They taught us English in school.

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    Quote Originally Posted by havnfun View Post

    Of course they do, this is the republitard cause of the day you idiot.

    National Review is an American semi-monthly conservative editorial magazine

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    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda View Post
    Of course they do, this is the republitard cause of the day you idiot.
    Imagine that. The national review does not like Biden.

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    Here is a good read on the demise of President Joe Biden

    Christie: 2020 Joe Biden 'is now officially dead and buried' | TheHill

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    Quote Originally Posted by RPETER65 View Post
    Here is a read
    Nah, not even that

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    Who gives a shit what that fat bastard thinks. Just another pathetic Republican that licks the shoes of the orange moron.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bsnub View Post
    Who gives a shit what that fat bastard thinks. Just another pathetic Republican that licks the shoes of the orange moron.
    * arse. Licks the arse.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RPETER65 View Post
    Here is a good read on the demise of President Joe Biden

    Christie: 2020 Joe Biden 'is now officially dead and buried' | TheHill
    So Biden has given in to the progressives...

    This is good news, I still think that Bernie or Elizabeth Warren would have made a better president, but this makes it a bit easier to accept Biden.

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    Quote Originally Posted by qwerty View Post
    This is good news, I still think that Bernie or Elizabeth Warren would have made a better president, but this makes it a bit easier to accept Biden.
    Exactly! I voted for Bernie in the primaries both times he ran. He would have been a great president. Biden coming around to the progressives is a good thing.

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    It appears your beloved President Joe Biden is in trouble with American people this morning approval rating 39 percent good luck all you liberals in 2024

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    Quote Originally Posted by RPETER65 View Post
    It appears your beloved President Joe Biden is in trouble with American people this morning approval rating 39 percent good luck all you liberals in 2024
    That can happen when you're a demented old fool that watches Fox News and the poll they cherry picked.


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