14 Aug

Obama & PhARMA Make Secret Deal

                                       

You know the messiah is tumbling back to earth when HuffPo puts up a investigative post about the collusion between Obama and big Pharma:

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A memo obtained by the Huffington Post confirms that the White House and the pharmaceutical lobby secretly agreed to precisely the sort of wide-ranging deal that both parties have been denying over the past week.

The memo, which according to a knowledgeable health care lobbyist was prepared by a person directly involved in the negotiations, lists exactly what the White House gave up, and what it got in return.

It says the White House agreed to oppose any congressional efforts to use the government’s leverage to bargain for lower drug prices or import drugs from Canada — and also agreed not to pursue Medicare rebates or shift some drugs from Medicare Part B to Medicare Part D, which would cost Big Pharma billions in reduced reimbursements.

In exchange, the Pharmaceutical Researchers and Manufacturers Association (PhRMA) agreed to cut $80 billion in projected costs to taxpayers and senior citizens over ten years. Or, as the memo says: “Commitment of up to $80 billion, but not more than $80 billion.”

Representatives from both the White House and PhRMA, shown the outline, adamantly denied that it reflected reality. PhRMA senior vice president Ken Johnson said that the outline “is simply not accurate.” “This memo isn’t accurate and does not reflect the agreement with the drug companies,” said White House spokesman Reid Cherlin.

Recall this NYT’s article:

The drug industry has authorized its lobbyists to spend as much as $150 million on television commercials supporting President Obama’s health care overhaul, beginning over the August Congressional recess, people briefed on the plans said Saturday.

Now we know why.

They sold out for the support of PhARMA. That evil big business Obama railed against (singling out the drug companies on more then one occasion) throughout 2008 is in bed with him and his cronies.

What kind of excuses will the left make up to explain this now?

Meanwhile:

In a survey of 1,000 adults taken Tuesday, 34% say the sometimes heated protests at sessions held by members of Congress have made them more sympathetic to the protesters’ views; 21% say they are less sympathetic.

Independents by 2-1, 35%-16%, say they are more sympathetic to the protesters now.

The findings are bad news for President Obama and Democratic congressional leaders, who have scrambled to respond to town halls marked by aggressive questions and noisy demonstrations by those opposed to plans to overhaul the health care system

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10 Responses to Obama & PhARMA Make Secret Deal

  1. MataHarley says: 1

    But of course, the deal with pharma is sweetened by the Senate health committee adding a 12 year exclusivity clause to the not-so-much-reform health bill. This, of course, prevents competition for generics and other brands which would bring prices down. Rep. Anna Eshoo is introducing a like kind amendment for the House not-so-much-reform bill.

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  2. Obama has a drug problem, eh?

    Not the first time.

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  3. Anna Puma says: 3

    One has to wonder if President Obama needs a draught of Lethe water now. Or has he been drinking that the whole time?

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  4. liam09 says: 4

    What does it matter? His hypocrisy has no bounds and we know that; but the left also viewed Bush as thus. I’m not one for physical violence, but I do believe it will eventually get to that. Maybe not with Obama, but at some point. The media stirs the lies, the left is corrupt, the right sells out… Each side points fingers with equal amounts of rage. At the moment, the left (I think), would like nothing more than to feel secure in their position. Enough so, to punish those that disagree; all in the name of ‘society’. We may be far from the days of our foundation, but we are quickly approaching its sentiment. As Ben Franklin said:

    Any society that would give up a little liberty to gain a little security will deserve neither and lose both.

    The plane is going down with every hand grabbing at the wheel. The pilot left a long time ago.

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  5. Aqua says: 5

    What? This can’t be true. This is the most open, transparent administration…evah!

    From: White House.gov

    My Administration is committed to creating an unprecedented level of openness in Government. We will work together to ensure the public trust and establish a system of transparency, public participation, and collaboration. Openness will strengthen our democracy and promote efficiency and effectiveness in Government.
    Government should be transparent. Transparency promotes accountability and provides information for citizens about what their Government is doing. Information maintained by the Federal Government is a national asset. My Administration will take appropriate action, consistent with law and policy, to disclose information rapidly in forms that the public can readily find and use. Executive departments and agencies should harness new technologies to put information about their operations and decisions online and readily available to the public. Executive departments and agencies should also solicit public feedback to identify information of greatest use to the public.

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  6. ObamaIsAJugearedDunce says: 6

    Wait a minute- a secret deal with the industry that obeyme said he hadn’t made a deal with?

    Yet again:

    Liar liar, mom jeans on fire.

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  7. AdrianS says: 7

    Senator Conrad Says He’ll Vote Against The Public Option In Senate

    http://campaignsilo.firedoglake.com/2009/08/14/senator-conrad-says-hell-vote-against-the-public-option-in-senate/

    No government run health care program or bill!

    The left-wing, radical, extremist democrats are COMING UNGLUED! Finally! They see that the cost, the socialism and the traps that Obamacare portends is unsupportable and unbearable. Simply Rejected.

    They said there was NO “end-of-life” panel, but they decided to take out the “end-of-life” section from the bill. Just dropped!

    With Obama’s LIES and then his LIES and further LIES, E-V-E-R-Y-O-N-E has to see that we need to OPPOSE government run health care! No Hillarycare, no Obamacare. No Obama.

    =========================================================

    Get this:

    The NEWS:

    Is this really smoking gun of Obama’s Kenyan birth?
    Attorney files motion for authentication of alleged 1960s certificate from Africa

    The document (visit link below) lists Obama’s parents as Barack Hussein Obama and Stanley Ann Obama, formerly Stanley Ann Dunham, the birth date as Aug. 4, 1961, and the hospital of birth as Coast General Hospital in Mombasa, Kenya.

    http://patriotupdate.com/stories/read/608/Is_This_Really_Smoking_Gun_Of_Obamas_Kenyan_Birth_Attorney_Files_Motion_For_Authentication_Of_Alleged_1960s_Certificate_From_Africa.

    Gotcha Obama! Finally!

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  8. tfhr says: 8

    @ObamaIsAJugearedDunce:

    “Liar liar, mom jeans on fire”.

    Snort!

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  9. Papa Ray says: 9

    What will the left say now or what excuse?

    Well, I toughed it out and read through over two hundred comments on the Huff story about the payoff to big Pharma….and:

    about 3/4 of the comments claim or believe that the story is not true, want to see proof, want the name of the informant … etc.

    Oh, and sorry to tell you but the BC from Kenya has been outed as a fake. Made up most likely by some liberal just to pull the “birthers” chain.

    Papa Ray
    West Texas

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