There are many reasons to why these companies are greedily taking advantage of customers. The number one reason is because people who are need of these prescriptions have no other choice but to purchase them. Why does not America do something about these rip-off companies? In 2001 George Bush promised to lower the amount spent on prescriptions for the citizens, but in 2002, Americans spent $162.4 billion on prescribed drugs. (Steele 47) Drugs prices are not likely to fall back down to what they were years ago.
Americans are forced to bear the burden of research costs and are being turned into deviants and white-collar criminals. By ridding the monopoly of the pharmaceutical companies and evening the prescription prices throughout the globe, the drastic increase in prescription prices can be prevented. Even just passing legislation that in fact allows Americans to decide their own fate when it comes to their prescription medications, would have a drastic impact on pharmaceutical pricing. After all isn't it the point of the government to stand up for its citizens and care more for them, not its business.
The pharmaceutical industry may require a different set of moral standard because in a way these laws are preventing patients from a quality life. It is not ethical for pharmaceutical industries to make large profits on medications. Pharmaceutical industries that continues to make large profits from patients who needs their medication impairs their quality of life.
While rich people can easily travel foreign country for the best medication, poor people have to be treated under the po... ... middle of paper ... ... by the governments, not only the countries’ medical technology and economic conditions but also the countries’ communication developments and impression are affected badly. People cannot live as they deserve. For these reasons, in these days that the technology is becoming more important and popular, the view of the fact that the governments should control the technology is incorrect. REFERENCES Hopkins, N. (2011, November 1). Government must not censor internet, says William Hague.
They feel that this price hike is dangerous for consumers because there are no generic products similar to the EpiPen. This monopolistic approach has raised questions as to how drugs should be sold in America. In response to the negativity received because of their price jack, Mylan has announced a coupon system that may cover up to $300 of the cost of
The tax breaks for small firms and other factors are reliant by how much small businesses spend on health coverage (Harrison). Tax breaks are only given out is small businesses give a lot of health coverage. When small businesses save money, they can't keep some of it to distribute evenly, they have to give it out to their employees. If small businesses have to pay more money because of ObamaCare, employees collect less money and receive those costs given to their employers. ObamaCare is constraining small business employers and employees.
There is a war against healthcare in the U.S. and the people who are suffering are Medicare recipients, Medicaid recipients and the uninsured which includes children. The war is being waged by those who have the money and those who hold the power to wield the big proverbial stick. Laws of the government are impeded by incidental bureaucratic bullies who think that as a Republican or a Democrat, they have the right to not consider a bill that would help healthcare because they would have more votes that the other. Lives are being lost in the ensuing battle on pretense that one of them might actually care about saving innocent lives. What works in the healthcare system and what doesn’t work in the healthcare system has been tried and tested and try as we must, there are clear plans to make a lot of improvements in the US practice.
Ones personal emotional reaction may not be the same personal reaction as another person. Therefore the moral position cannot be based on such conflicting views. Dworkin stated that "Moral position should justify t... ... middle of paper ... ...uch pursuits lead to the defrauding of others or to enormous suffering" (Beauchamp, 78). Furthermore the achievement of higher standings in the social class through egoism is perhaps what makes every person evil or immoral, if I may say so in this world. "It advocates that a politician who can get away with stealing millions of dollars from taxpayers ought to do so, and that clever physicians should selectively lie to their patients and their families in order to save themselves minor embarrassments and additional efforts that would cost them time and money" (Beauchamp, 78).
Others suffer from the acts of an individual.” (Lorenzi, 2004) In other words if it is deemed bad for us in an offical way then a sin tax can be added to it wheather the people like it or not. First, using higher taxes to force consumers to q... ... middle of paper ... ...drink make the choice to consume these products so why should they be punished by having to pay a higher price? Sin tax has been around as long as anyone can remember and it has never ended well but does that stop the government from implementing them over and over again? No, it does not! We all understand that smoking and drinking are bad for us and possibly, sometime in the future, we may need to have long term care because of using these products we should also have the option of putting the money in to a government fund to help us in the future if needed.
The government believes health care is too big to leave to individuals but they don’t realize it would be the same as the free market and could be... ... middle of paper ... ...me in the legal realm of the spectrum. Many cost are racked up over malpractice, court cost, and medical studies. We spend more time as a burden to doctors and trying to cover our backs even though our hospitals are way better than anywhere else. Last we need to take the “insurance” out of health insurance. Every single time we go to the doctor or need a prescription filled our insurance shouldn’t pay for it.