Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Did Obama make a backroom deal with big pharma?

That's the rumor swirling around about now after the news that big pharma now supports Obamacare and to the tune of a $150 million ad campaign.

There is all kind of speculation out there including the possibility that the president agreed not to bargain down drug costs for seniors on Medicare, or that he promised not to allow competing companies from Canada to sell medicine here -- a move that would result in lower drug costs.

However, so far it's all been speculation and no deal with pharma is binding on the House and Senate. So we will possibly will have to wait until Congress comes back into session to see if Obama reveals anything new.

Whatever the case, the drug companies are now strongly backing the Obama plan, something that is causing wonderment in some circles.

White House & Big Pharma: What's the Deal?

CBS News - Sharyl Attkisson - ‎Aug 10, 2009‎
Sources say negotiations involving the White House and the pharmaceutical industry shifted to fast-forward in mid-June. President Obama had just taken a ...

1 comment:

TBX said...

Die Debatte um die Gesundheitsreform

In unserem Land wird eine äußert hitzige Debatte geführt. Den einen geht die Gesundheitsreform nicht weit genug, und andere fragen sich wütend, warum überhaupt über das bestehende Gesundheitswesen diskutiert werden muss.

Die New York Times schrieb jüngst, dass die Auseinandersetzungen um die Gesundheitsreform an eine Wahlkampfkampagne zur Präsidentschaft erinnern, bei der über das Internet Unterstützer mobilisiert und kostspielige Werbekampagnen in die Wege geleitet werden.

Die Debatte um die Gesundheitsreform wird äußerst emotional geführt. So sind die stärksten Befürworter einer Reform...

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