My war against PHARMA and the insurance companies is destined to fail. In my first attempt to raise an army of patients, I enlisted NOBODY! Yes, not one individual showed any interest in writing Congress, PHARMA or the insurance companies. While I was not surprised, I was disappointed.
Until people are willing to stand up against today’s healthcare complex, the only changes we will experience will be costly, increasing the cost of medication, labs, procedures and x-ray. I will push on, working to expose price gauging and the inequalities between the private system and Medicare.
My campaign will focus on uncovering just how much money PHARMA and the insurers pour into the campaigns of our political leaders and sharing those numbers with you. My primary focus will be on those politicians who campaigned on the promise of lowering healthcare costs and reigning in the cost of medications.
Next, I plan on exposing the discrepancies in cost between what US pharmacies and foreign pharmacies charge. I will tell you that Canadians and Mexicans must be much brighter than U.S. citizens. To understand what I’m talking about, all you have to do is read the package insert that comes with the product. A US package insert is careful to tell you not to eat it, cook with it, put it in your anus, give it to children, etc. The Mexican insert simply says take as directed. I guess they don’t use anything rectally unless so instructed; and we, on the other hand, might shove something up our buns just to see what might happen!
As I’m writing this, I’m starting to realize how daunting a task this is going to be. I’m going to need a lot of help. These companies are not going to say,” Wow, you caught me! What do you want me to do?” Instead, they’re going to fight back. Now I’m getting paranoid. I wonder if using the word “army” puts me on a watch list.
Maybe I should scrap this idea. What do you think? I think I’ll fork over my $15,000 a year for my new medication and eat hot dogs at Costco.
Now for an update. My DBS surgery is on Wednesday. The last time I was this scared was when I saw “IT”. I’M JOKING! I’M REALLY NOT SCARED.
I’VE GOT A GOOD TEAM. OF COURSE, THE CUBS HAD A GOOD TEAM AND LOOK AT WHAT HAPPENED TO THEM.
One last thought. Wouldn’t it be cool if some of you guys got together and started to do what I set out to do?