Prices Soar for New Hepatitis C Drug Medicare’s spending on drugs to treat hepatitis C soared more than 15 fold from 2013 to 2014 as new breakthroughs came to the market. Sen. Bernie Sanders has been a critic of the high price of the new drugs, according to an investigation by ProPublica with The Washington Post. “The cost of Sovaldi is not only an economic issue in terms of the impact of the cost of this drug on the VA, on Medicaid, on Medicare, it is a moral issue, and that is how many people in this country will suffer, how many will die very painful deaths because of the excessive costs of this particular product," Sanders said.
Republican Budget Throws 27 Million off Health Insurance “It is such as disastrous budget that if you tried to explain it to the American people they would have a hard time believing you. They would think that you are not telling the truth or are being partisan,” Sen. Sanders said in an interview Sunday on KPFK-FM in Los Angeles. “They are throwing 27 million Americans off of health insurance. What disturbs me is not only that they have done that but that we have seen very little media coverage.”
Big Banks For so-called "masters of the universe," Wall Street executives sure seem touchy about criticism, but why do so many of them keep behaving like B-movie villains? That's exactly what executives from Citigroup, JPMorgan, Goldman Sachs and Bank of America looked like after an article appeared last week detailing their coordinated attempt to intimidate Elizabeth Warren and other Democrats who want to fix the mess on Wall Street … Bernie Sanders wasn't mentioned, presumably because he's not a Democrat,” Richard Eskow wrote for The Huffington Post.
Democracy Day President Barack Obama recently suggested that voting should be mandatory, but to the editors of the Deseret News in Salt Lake City, “It makes more sense to encourage increased and more informed voluntary political participation.” For example, the paper liked Sen. Sanders’ idea to make Election Day a federal holiday. “Democracy Day” could make it easier for people to vote if they didn’t have to balance long lines at the polls with work or school.
- Prices Soar for New Hepatitis C Drug: Medicare’s spending on drugs to treat hepatitis C soared more than 15 fold from 2013 to 2014 as new breakthroughs came to the market. Sen. Bernie Sanders has been a critic of the high price of the new drugs, according to an investigation by ProPublica with The Washington Post.