The good Colonel brought up a scenario where an individual chemist invented a drug that saved lives and how that drug should be made available to the public. Without going into details, not long ago, the inventor of a lifesaving drug raised the price 1000% overnight, making it unaffordable for most. This provides for a interesting experiment into the ideology of the Left and the Right. The following parameters for this exercise is as follows:
A small company trying to find a cure for the common cold stumbles upon a drug that kills a form of cancer that is 100% fatal. No other cures have worked and this small pill, taken only 3 times, cures the cancer completely. It doesn’t work on any other disease and is about to be available to those few people who get this deadly form of cancer. On average, this form of cancer affects less than 100 people a year and the disease is limited to only one race of people (which will remain nameless). The company has decided to charge 1 million dollars per pill.
Due to the high cost of this drug, insurance companies have already stated that they will not cover it. Most in government show some form of outrage and claim it’s now a problem that needs fixed. But this also poses a problem, because the chemical is so secret and the only way to get this drug is to go to the companies private compound and remain until the cure is complete. The cured cannot leave until the drug is completely out of the bloodstream and must sign a nondisclosure agreement. They can’t talk about anything that occurred during their stay.
So there you have it. Along with all the other stuff we talk about, what would you do to change this scenario and how would you go about getting the change, if any.