The Death Panels will deny cancer treatments as "not cost effective", but will not DARE limit access to AIDS treatments, no matter how costly.
The Death Panels will deny cancer treatments as “not cost effective”, but will not DARE limit access to AIDS treatments, no matter how costly.
Exactly, the MSM is already setting the stage.......
In addition to the physical, psychological, and emotional devastation of HIV/AIDS is the high cost of treatment. The wholesale cost for the combination drug therapies treating HIV is about $14,000 annually per patient. (Medication costs can be much higher depending on the drugs included in the regimen.) A study completed in 2002 estimated that costs treating patients who had progressed to an AIDS disease were around $34,000 annually per patient.  Variations in this approximation include medications, hospitalization, diagnostic costs and clinic costs. The health care costs of AIDS diseases and drugs for treating HIV have impacted your health insurance premiums tremendously. The direct costs of HIV/AIDS are similar to other very serious illnesses; however, the indirect costs are higher since HIV affects predominantly working-age persons.