Say I had an idea. If the US government wishes to save money on medical care, how about they cut down on costs by researching actual cures for diseases? For example, my mother has diabetes. More than once I have heard there are actually cures - natural cures, even - for diabetes.
I don’t know if it is only for type 2 or type 1, but as I understand it both types of diabetics still profusely use pumps - or needles - and all of the tubes and tools that come with it. If they could be cured, however, they would not need those things, which are expensive, and which (speaking for my mother, especially) some cannot even afford. People like my mother, to be honest, cost manufacturers and the government (assuming they pay for her free samples) a lot of money. It’s a loss.
But if, instead of relegating them to the pump, or needle, they bothered to try to cure diabetes, it could be treated once and for all, and the government wouldn’t need to treat them any longer, thereby negating costs - especially for those who can’t afford the tubes etc.
Whatcha think? A programme to cure diabetes? Or the common cold? Or AIDS? Or cancer? Or some other disease, perhaps one that’s got a lot of palliative or life-supporting care?