A folksong is a song of the people.
A folksong is truth-telling with a chorus.
I've thought for a long time that barriers to essential medicines deserve a contemporary folksong. Here is a reminder of the situation we (the entire country) find ourselves in. I thank David Wilcox for his unmistakable voice and songwriting. "Broken by Design," with music and lyrics © David Wilcox, names the deliberate complexity of drug pricing. The August 15, 2022 White House news release "By the Numbers: The Inflation Reduction Act" includes the fact that there were three times the number of lobbyists from pharmaceutical companies as Members of Congress in 2021.
We can do better. They can do better. There is reason to hope.
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