As my parents age, I actually have made it my priority to tackle additional responsibilities and help look after them. Like many adults getting into a caregiver role for his or her parents, this has also meant that I’ve began paying closer attention to the policies that impact their health care. That’s the reason once I learned that Congress was considering a proposal that might potentially affect access to medicines, I believed it was necessary to talk up.
Though price control policies like Medicare negotiation are being marketed as an amazing option to lower health care costs for patients, that is just not the total story. The more I learn, the more I’m convinced that if politicians really wanted to save lots of patients and consumers money, they’d be targeting their efforts at insurers or pharmacy profit manager middlemen — the actual drivers of astronomical out-of-pocket costs.
As a substitute, they’re pushing for policies like price controls that might lead to limited access to latest treatments and fewer latest medications created over the subsequent few a long time. I hope level heads prevail on this issue and that our members of Congress reject policies that might come between families and their care.