Tuesday, June 12, 2012

What happens when you mix Pharma with Politics?

Apparently, the result is shady dealing and crony capitalism at its finest. When favors are made to a vendor or customer in business we call it corruption. In this case, internal emails from sources outside of Washington are providing evidence that deals were cut behind closed doors that will cost taxpayers as companies like Pfizer and Merck get profit protection in return for campaigning for Obamacare. This is according to several sources that are covering the findings of an investigation by the House Energy and Commerce committee of negotiations between the drug companies and the White House.

Here are some links to news sources if you want more details:
Wall Street Journal: ObamaCare's Secret History

Bloomberg BusinessWeek: Drugmakers Vowed to Campaign for Health Law Memos Show

The Washington Examiner: Emails Reveal Secret Obamacare Deal with Drug Cos

Wall Street Journal: Emails Describe Deal-Making on Obama Health Bill

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