BUT this is a good lesson for those homosexuals who think Obama is "pro-freedom". When the government gets to dictate how patients are treated, the incentive for researchers in the medical field is diminished....because the motivations for creating new treatments is removed when profits are limited.
Not to mention the high COSTS involved in medical research.
No matter WHAT the affliction: AIDS, cancer, athlete's foot...the best solution is not government mandates for treatment. A MARKET that addresses the needs is better.
Bath House Barry throws his own fellow “bathers” under the pill bus.....
Tyrants always turn on their own on their way to the top of the heap of bodies they leave in their wake....
Patents expire, generics of all drugs eventually come in to play.
The only "RISK" here is because the generics will require three doses per day instead of one per day of the most current branded version which is still covered by patents. The "RISK" is only if the patient fails to take the medication as directed. That's not Obama's fault.
The money due the company for R&D has already been made under a patent system that has expanded terms since our Founding, from 14 years to typical 20 for drugs.
Get over it!
Will these drugs work or will the patient gradually experience a "deteriorating condition" and be taken by some other illness along the way so that the reason can't be traced back to inferior generic drugs?
This is the possibility that those in the afflicted community now face.
The savings to the government is not the switch to generics, it's the reduction of patients.
Anyone with a chronic disease requiring expensive medication better start preparing their will. ObamaCare can’t afford this “investment” in those costing more than they are worth. It’s the utilitarian side of Marxism.