How Expensive is MS?

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I am so spoiled, so incredibly lucky. I am involved a clinical trial for MS and that means I don’t have to pay for my medication. At the beginning of the trial, I asked one of my nurses how much something like this would cost, if I had to pay out-of-pocket, if I wasn’t involved in the study. She told me about $80,000.00 and I thought my eyes were going to pop out of my head. I’ve lived in houses that cost less than that!

My heart breaks for Jason Da Silva, and once again I don’t understand the American Health Care system. Why do they feel so threatened by a system like we have in Canada? What’s so awful about allowing people access to free (or at least subsidized) medical care? Why do so many American people and corporations seem to think Obama is the devil for wanting to create a system like ours, in the US? If you have any ideas, tell me, because I’d sure like to understand.