We do need competition but there needs to be some protection say if a company finds a natural cure for cancer and tries for decades and fails to make a marketable drug and people die. I know they need to charge for research but that is no excuse for massive overcharges even if you have your won healthcare.
I guess you don’t understand the principle of free market, do you ? How do you define “massive overcharges” ? Do you have ANY idea what it costs to bring a drug to the market ? At last count, that’s 3 BILLION - yea, with a *B*, and that’s not of gooberment funny money but real money a company needs to get back through sales. Where do you get this idea that they should just provide it to you at whatever price suits you ?
Next thing it’ll be “it’s a right”. Then what? If there aren’t enough doctors they’ll take your kid and say “this one must go to medical school and serve” ? Where does it stop ? Not enough nurses ? Oh we’ll just draft some. That worked out great in the Soviet Union.