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Comment Re:One of the better ideas to fix health care... (Score 1) 1270

Your post made sense (although it was somewhat oversimplified -- the pharmaceutical market is strongly inelastic so Econ 101-style supply and demand arguments are a bit misleading) up until this part:

If you are near capacity for production though you can calculate how many you will sell in each location and set prices in free markets as to make up for prices in government controlled areas.

If you are near capacity for production, you optimize your profits by selling in free markets and not selling at all in price-controlled markets until the price in free markets drops below the controlled price, in which case you are selling at the same price everywhere anyway. So I still don't believe that price controls in other markets would drive up US prices.

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