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Author Topic: Bernie Sanders' proposal for a Health Impact Fund  (Read 2080 times)

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Offline Cosmicdancer

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Bernie Sanders' proposal for a Health Impact Fund
« on: December 18, 2011, 12:21:35 PM »
I love Bernie Sanders for promoting progressive approaches to problems.  Below is a piece by him discussing how Atripla costs $200 annually per person to manufacture, but sells at a market price of over $20,000 per person.  He calls for challenging drug company monopolies, and has introduced legislation to create and $3 billion to create a Health Impact Fund, a concept that is being advocated by a growing group of influential policy people.  See the TED talk below about the Health Impact Fund below the Sanders' piece. 

http://thehill.com/special-reports/world-aids-day-december-2011/196425-making-aids-treatment-affordable-for-all-sufferers

TED talk about a Health Impact Fund
http://www.ted.com/talks/thomas_pogge_medicine_for_the_99_percent.html

Summer, 2007 - &$#@?
November, 2007 - Tested poz, 300,000 vl, 560 cd4
Feb, 2008 - 57,000 vl, 520 cd4, started Atripla
2/2008 - 5/2015 - undetectable on Atripla
May, 2015 - UD, switched to Complera
September, 2015 - UD, 980 cd4, switched to Stribild (Complera interacted with acid reflux medication)
January, 2016 - Stribild, UD, 950 cd4
June, 2016 - UD, 929 cd4

Offline buginme2

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Re: Bernie Sanders' proposal for a Health Impact Fund
« Reply #1 on: December 18, 2011, 12:59:02 PM »
Way to think outside the box Bernie
Don't be fancy, just get dancey

Offline denb45

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Re: Bernie Sanders' proposal for a Health Impact Fund
« Reply #2 on: December 18, 2011, 01:22:21 PM »
I wish they somehow can come out with a five & dime way to pay for all of your AVRs, it sure would stop everyone form going into financial ruin just to pay for teh AIDS drugs  :-[
"it's so nice to be insane, cause no-one ask you to explain" Helen Reddy cc 1974

 


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