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Friday, October 16, 2009

Corporate-backed health care campaign

UPDATE: 10/21/09
Instead of Obama and Congress continuing the give-a-way to corporatopia, how about a turnabout so that the people get to be the focal point in this argument?

Big PhARMA is Big Winner in health insurance reform
NHN reported on this earlier and now we are seeing NO REAL CHANGE continuing-

and here is one differing opinion a few deviations from the status quo.

Dem officials set stage for corporate-backed health care campaign
At a meeting last April with corporate lobbyists, aides to President Barack Obama and Sen. Max Baucus (D-Mont.) helped set in motion a multimillion-dollar advertising campaign, primarily financed by industry groups, that has played a key role in bolstering public support for health care reform.

The role Baucus’s chief of staff, Jon Selib, and deputy White House chief of staff Jim Messina played in launching the groups was part of a successful effort by Democrats to enlist traditional enemies of health care reform to their side. No quid pro quo was involved, they insist, as do the lobbyists themselves.

The result has been a somewhat unlikely alliance between an administration that came into power criticizing George W. Bush for his closeness to Big Business and groups such as the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers.

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