A tale of two drugs: “Do you want the $50 cure? or the $2000 cure? Both work the same.”

Later On

Read Kevin Drum’s post—and note how the GOP made it illegal for Medicare to negotiate drug prices. That GOP! Always up to something!

From the link:

And here’s the most ironic part: Avastin continues to be widely used for cancer treatment, where it’s extraordinarily costly and of only modest benefit, but isn’t used for AMD, where it’s quite cheap and works well. This is lovely for Genentech, but not so much for the rest of us. Isn’t American health care great?

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To House Republicans: Hands off Social Security and Medicare! (petition)

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From CredoAction.com:

The extremist Republican hostage-takers in the House who have irresponsibly and recklessly caused the government shutdown have now set their sights on attacking Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid.

House Republicans have a longstanding and very public record of relentlessly trying to slash Social Security, Medicaid and Medicare benefits.

So while it may not be surprising that House Republicans are putting cuts to Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid benefits on their list of ransom demands, it is still deeply, deeply shameful. And we shouldn’t give them a pass on this.

Send a clear message to John Boehner, Paul Ryan and the rest of the House Republicans: “Hands off Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid benefits!”

To sign this petition, go to CredoAction.com.