The lickspittles continue to insist that the Drug Industry have a seat at the table and directly design any legislation that is related to health care. It akin to insisting on input from War Criminals as to what should constitute a war crime and what the sentencing guidelines should be.
This nonsense about requiring “market based solutions” so as to ensure innovation remains in the drug industry is exactly that. Salk with his Polio Vaccine insisted on receiving no royalties as he wanted the vaccine to be affordable. Banting and Best asked only for 1$ for developing insulin as they wanted to ensure it got to every person that needed it.
If we look at insulin just as example, prices on it skyrocket because only a few large Corporations now make the stuff and they insist on driving prices up. The rising costs for insulin justified by the Drug Industry to pay for “research and development” when the stuff was invented by Banting and Best in 1922! There is no “research and develpoment” going on here. There just a captive market that NEEDS the stuff to survive so the Industry cranks up prices.Their industry is based on extortion , either pay up or die!
Pelosi and her crew are acting to ensure that as many dollars as possible flow to the Drug Industry in the way of profits. They are not concerned about peoples access to health care at all. Your NIH and other Government run institutions the world over do as much if not more research into new drugs as does private industry and there really no reason at all for that private industry to even exist.