Sunday, June 10, 2012

arvind: Emails show Obama colluded with Big Pharma to push up healthcare costs

arvind writes more, referencing his critique of obamacare  http://www.dnaindia.com/analysis/column_obamacare-may-not-be-good-for-us-health_1698615 

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From: Arvind 
Date: Mon, Jun 11, 2012 at 10:13 AM
Subject: Emails show Obama colluded with Big Pharma to push up healthcare costs
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This NYT expose supports my claim in my article about pharmaceutical companies colluding with the politicians and contributing to crony capitalism. Incidentally, Obamacare has pushed up the cost of health insurance by 225%.

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/06/09/us/politics/e-mails-reveal-extent-of-obamas-deal-with-industry-on-health-care.html?_r=3&ref=politics

To cut a deal with the White House on overhauling health care, they needed to be sure that President Obama would stop a proposal intended to bring down medicine prices.

On June 3, 2009, one of the lobbyists e-mailed Nancy-Ann DeParle, the president’s health care adviser.
Ms. DeParle reassured the lobbyist. Although Mr. Obama was overseas, she wrote, she and other top officials had “made decision, based on how constructive you guys have been, to oppose importation” on a different proposal.

Just like that,

Mr. Obama’s staff signaled a willingness to put aside support for the reimportation of prescription medicines at lower prices
and by doing so solidified a compact with an industry the president had vilified on the campaign trail. 

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