Thursday, May 17, 2012

Was President Obama in bed with the drug companies to secure their support for Obamacare?

Three years ago, President Obama cut a secret deal with pharmaceutical company lobbyists to secure the industry’s support for his national health care law. Despite Obama’s promises during his campaign to run a transparent administration, the deal has been shrouded in mystery ever since. But internal emails obtained by House Republicans now provide evidence that a deal was struck and GOP investigators are promising to release more details in the coming weeks.
The full story is HERE.
Here is Rep Michael Burgess weighing in on this possible deal or arrangement:

Could this be the Smoking Gun that could bring down the Obama's Presidency?

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Terrye said...

Oh scratch my back and I will scratch yours.

Anonymous said...


Congressman Billy Tauzin, R-La., steered Bush’s Medicare Part D through the House. He retired soon after the bill passed and took a $2 million a year job as president of PhRMA. Medicare boss Thomas Scully, who threatened to fire Medicare Chief Actuary Richard Foster if he reported how much the bill would actually cost, was negotiating for a new job as a pharmaceutical lobbyist as the bill was working through Congress. A total of 14 congressional aides quit their jobs to work for the drug and medical lobbies immediately after the bill's passage.
By the design of the program, the federal government is not permitted to negotiate prices of drugs with the drug companies, as federal agencies do in other programs. The VA, which is allowed to negotiate drug prices and establish a formulary, pays 58% less for drugs, on average, than Medicare Part D. For example, Medicare pays $785 for a year's supply of Lipitor, while the VA pays $520.

Machtyn said...
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Machtyn said...


There is quite clearly enough blame to send all around:

This is why I support Romney as our next President. It is why I align myself with many (not all) TEA Party candidates. These are the outsiders who can shake things up, get things done, and reduce the corruption in DC. Perhaps, maybe, we can even get term limits out of it.

leighrow said...

I agree with Machtyn and anonymous. Santorum and Gingrich were huge supporters of Medicare Part D.
Romney needs to do a better job of highlighting Obama's crony deals more effectively. Romney also needs to STOP saying that Obama is a nice guy, especially since Obama placed 8 of Mitt's private donors on an enemy's list. Romney needs someone with Axelrod's marketing skill working on his campaign.

Anonymous said...

a first, i agree with leighrow, about romney saying obama is a nice guy. i hate it when he says that.

ConMan said...

Romney needs to learn quickly that nice guys finish last.

Anonymous said...

After Obama attacked Romney's dog care and high school prank, while Obama ate dog and was in a drugged up daze for two years in high school, I don't think many can argue that the guy is nice any more. There is an overwhelming recognition reflex of the truth when Obama is called "Obama Dracula."

At the first screening of "Dark Shadows," the audience came in costume. A tall black man wore an Obama Halloween mask, and dressed as Dracula.

When the "Obama Dracula" was pointed out, the liberal crowd reacted with a visible, physical recognition reflex. We all know it. It is instinct.

Anonymous said...

The article is pointing at the 'transparency' president who is not transparent. That is the material point.

Another material point is that Obama can-NOT claim to be for compromise. He is a liar in an Olympic sense. He is the partisan of "we have to pass the bill so we can see what is in it" guy who crammed this hoax and atrocity down America's throat whether we liked it or not. THAT is the point.

Obama is NOT some nice guy. That is a point, among others.

Obama's the Chicago gangster some of us older and wiser folk tried to warn about. I could NEVER comprehend the youth voting for a Chicago politician. REALLY LAME and REALLY SCAREY.

Nikki said...

I don't think so, this is very good decision by President Obama.

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