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The Communist League of Revolutionary Workers–Internationalist
“The emancipation of the working class will only be achieved by the working class itself.”
— Karl Marx
Nov 28, 2011
If you live anywhere in the world except in the United States, you can buy a generic Lipitor for 10 cents per day. Not in the U.S.
Lipitor, the leading cholesterol-lowering drug, costs $4.00 per day here. That’s $1,460 per year, unless health insurance covers it. Some plans cover part of it and each plan has different co-pays and premiums.
Why are U.S. health care costs by far the highest in the world? Look at the for-profit pharmaceutical industry, and you see one of the causes!