r/news Jan 14 '22

Shkreli ordered to return $64M, is barred from drug industry


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u/013ander Jan 14 '22

You name another developed country without socialized medicine off the top of your head, and I’ll concede your point.

But you really should look up “economies of scale” to understand why the fact that smaller countries can do things like this actually makes it much more embarrassing that an enormous and wealthier country can’t. There is a reason mom-and-pop stores can’t compete with huge corporations.


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u/misogoop Jan 15 '22

Shit if my insurance covered 100% of my medical expenses and I had to pay for prescriptions, that’s still way better than the bullshit we have here lol what are you even talking about


u/cat_prophecy Jan 15 '22

Insurance covers 0% of my medical costs while giving me the pleasure of paying thousands of dollars a year for it. And I pay for my own prescriptions.

Most people need to spend additional thousands before insurance covers anything.

Health insurance is a scam. The only people who don't thinks so are privileged, profiting from it, or willfully stupid.