December 20 Toledo Blade Editorial, Big Pharma buys another win:
“It’s a lot of money, but education’s expensive,” said “No On 2” spokesman Dale Butland.
And what did Big Pharma wish to teach Ohioans? In essence: If we can only charge Medicare and Medicaid what we are required to charge the Department of Veteran Affairs, then we will have no choice but to raise our prices for all other insurance providers.
So the case made to Ohioans — at great and disproportional cost — was that if we stood up to the bullies, they would take even more of our lunch money. It’s a good bet that, having let ourselves be bullied again, they will take more of our money anyway.