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    Pharma CEO Worries Americans Will Say “Enough is Enough” and Embrace Bernie

    Pharma CEO Worries Americans Will Say “Enough is Enough” and Embrace Bernie Sanders’ Single-Payer Plan

    Lee Fang

    September 13 2017, 7:04 a.m.

    Brent Saunders, the chief executive of Allergan, one of the largest pharmaceutical firms in the world, is concerned that Americans will become fed up and, in an era of increasing political polarization, come to embrace the single-payer health care plan being unveiled Wednesday by Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt.

    The candid thoughts were shared last weekend at the Wells Fargo Healthcare Conference in Boston, a gathering for investors and major pharmaceutical and biotech firms.

    Americans have lost trust in drug companies, Saunders said, noting the industry consistently ranks lower than oil and tobacco companies in public trust surveys.

    “I think we’ve got to do things to bring that trust back,” the executive added. “Because ultimately, someone’s going to be in the White House. Somebody’s going to be in Congress. Someone’s going to be somewhere and going to have to say, ‘Enough’s enough. Let’s just change the whole system. Let’s go to one payer. Let’s do something.’”

    https://theintercept.com/2017/09/13/pharma-ceo-worries-americans-will-say-enough-is-enough-and-embrace-bernie-sanders-single-payer-plan/

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  • spud demon (1040 posts)
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    1. Unfortunately, we are beyond the point of compromise on this.

    We already spend more per capita on health care than any other nation, and we get less for it.  Serious reform is going to make the medical industry (including drug companies) work harder for less profit, and shareholders will take a hit.

    Diversify your investments now, Dr. Saunders.

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  • Blackspade (3144 posts)
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    2. Worries Americans Will Say “Enough is Enough”…

    Too late jackoff. That moment has arrived.

     

    • Jefferson23 (6989 posts)
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      3. It is too late, agreed. We should prepare for the onslaught

      but its encouraging to see this happening now.

  • Average Gazoo (1473 posts)
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    4. "“I think we’ve got to do things to bring that trust back.."

    Well you could start by not having WELL FARGO as the sponsor of your conference !

    Who was the chairperson ? Debbie Wasserman Schultz?

     

    • Jefferson23 (6989 posts)
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      5. ha ha That might help. +1