Americans are not happy with our healthcare and its costs. PBMs, insurers, hospitals, and prescription drugs all take their toll on a for-profit healthcare system that focuses on the balance sheets, not patients. Despite this, Americans still refuse to make the sacrifices needed to prevent chronic healthcare problems. There are no easy answers, but finally, Congress is set to tackle the rising costs.

How much is enough? Moderna plans a 4,000% Markup for their Covid vaccine. This vaccine isn’t just Moderna’s; it was developed in collaboration with a government agency. “The sheer greed is obscene,” said PVA policy co-lead Julia Kosgei, who stressed that “billions of taxpayer dollars went into the development of mRNA vaccines.” Moderna‚Äôs vaccine would not exist without funding from U.S. taxpayers.

SUMMARY: Now that President Biden’s attempt to lower Medicare drug prices is dead, pharma can get back to business, and their business, of course, is making money. Using social media analytical tools, I was able to determine that there are a lot of outraged voters out there. Politics is broken and is too often about money, not what’s best for people.