State of Utah secondary Archives: on Health Care


Paul Van Dam: No profit in making the flu vaccine

BENNETT: Bennett countered that rising health care costs will never be stabilized until Congress changes current tax laws so that there is more of an incentive to reduce prices. “We used to have 11 companies produce flu vaccine. We now have four,” he said. “They tell me it’s because they’re afraid of being sued.”

VAN DAM: Van Dam said he also has talked with drug company representatives about the flu vaccine shortage, but he’s being told that there’s “no profit” in making the preventive medication.

Source: [Xref Bennett] UT Senate Debate, in Deseret Morning News Oct 14, 2004

Paul Van Dam: Shift efforts so the money does not go to corporate America

BENNETT: Bennett said health care incentives need to change to give people control over their own dollars.

VAN DAM: Van Dam said the government needs to shift its efforts so the money does not go to corporate America. The US is the only advanced country that does not provide universal health care, he said.

Source: [Xref Bennett] UT Senate Debate, in Spectrum Oct 14, 2004

Robert Bennett: Change current tax laws to reduce healthcare costs

VAN DAM: Van Dam said Congress should let the federal government negotiate with insurance and drug companies for bargains, something that is currently off-limits.

BENNETT: Bennett countered that rising health care costs will never be stabilized until Congress changes current tax laws so that there is more of an incentive to reduce prices.

Source: [Xref Van Dam] UT Senate Debate, in Deseret Morning News Oct 14, 2004

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