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View Diary: Prescription Drug Coverage part of Inequality in America (26 comments)

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  •  The French government (1+ / 0-)
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    sets a recommended drug price.

    If the drug company wants insurers to cover a drug it normally must accept that price. There is no haggling.

    The drug company may alternately place its drug in the capped expenditure pool. If the expenses run over budget, then the drug company must pay a rebate so the government can make its drug budget numbers.

    The third alternative is to sell a drug on a free market basis with no government or insurance coverage.

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