[extropy-chat] Who Gets Expensive Treatments Under Socialism?

Stathis Papaioannou stathisp at gmail.com
Tue Apr 17 00:29:03 UTC 2007

On 4/17/07, Rafal Smigrodzki <rafal.smigrodzki at gmail.com> wrote:

Of course, you have to think carefully before spending on healthcare -
> that's why I stopped using atorvastatin (about 130$ a month if I
> remember correctly), and quinapril (also pricey), and switched to
> lovastatin and lisinopril - now I am paying only 4$ per month for each
> medication at a Wal-Mart pharmacy, charged directly to the HSA.

What strength atorvastatin? In Australia Lipitor varies between about
$30/month for 10mg/d and $90/month for 80mg/d. This is the actual cost to
the Government: the consumer pays a maximum of about $25/month per
medication if employed and $3/month if unemployed or a pensioner regardless
of the actual cost. It seems that the real cost of medication and services,
whether privately or government funded, is considerably higher in the US.

Stathis Papaioannou
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