The Therapy Sessions
Monday, November 03, 2003
Gee, I Didn't See This Coming!
Let's get this straight: artificially low prices, sudden high demand = shortage.
Could there be a law in there somewhere? Nah!!!
Canada voices concern over drug sales to U.S.
(Reuters) - The Canadian government, finally reacting after an avalanche of U.S. interest, voiced concern on Wednesday that sales of low-cost prescription drugs to the United States might cause shortages in Canada.
Health Minister Anne McLellan urged professional associations on Wednesday to condemn the practice of Internet sales to the United States.
You can just hear the Democrats squealing about another lost campaign issue: "drug reimportations" follow the "dismal economyTM" right out the window.
And this still pisses me off:
40,000 in Oregon lose health insurance
EUGENE, Ore. — Roughly 40,000 poor people have been dropped from the Oregon Health Plan this year because of their failure to make monthly premium payments, some as low as $6 a month.
The departure of more than one-third of the 88,000 poor people from the state-subsidized Oregon Health Plan Standard program has far exceeded the expectations of many state officials.
Advocates for the poor say the premiums are too expensive for some people and the government may have overestimated the ability of people to mail a check.
"It's an enormous barrier," said Ellen Pinney, director of the Oregon Health Action Committee. "Let alone the $6, there is the whole issue of writing a check or getting a money order, putting it in an envelope with a stamp and putting it in the mail to this place in Portland that must receive it by the due date."
An "enormous barrier?" These people can't even pay the shipping on all the goodies the government wants to send them?