Thank you for posting, Joy.
How unfortunate it is that the journalist who wrote the article deliberately chose to end it with a poorly spoken, and misleading quote which tends to cast all Americans as 'greedy'. This was completely unnecessary. A terrible shame really, because the message contained in the remainder of the article is what is really important.
What is true of Americans is that most of us hate the way the government here took away our private heath insurance option, and shoved a big pharma backed, quasi-public scheme down our throats, which at the end of the day costs significantly more, rations care in a way it has never been rationed before in the US, and comes with a crippling yearly copay (usually $5,000 to $7,000 before insurance actually picks up) that discourages all but the wealthiest to seek timely care.
Since 2013 our American healthcare system has been transformed into something that few of us recognize, and even fewer support. Big pharma on the other hand has been allowed and encouraged by our "progessive" administration to shove exorbitantly high priced pharmaceuticals right up our arses.
The profiteer who purchased an HIV drug which sold for $9 a pill and raised the price to $750 is a prime example. He is universally despised by Americans. We hate his guts.
Americans - those of us who are forced live under the yolk of greedy pharmaceutical companies, under duress - at our own expense, and at the expense of our fellow citizens, are furious!
Americans, aren't greedy, but we are angry, really angry. We're fed up, and we're tired of our government assisting and enabling Big Pharma to pick our pockets, and raid our bank accounts at will.
Edited for content: 11 June, 2016 - Fitz
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