Obama's Deals with Drug Makers Breaks Promise

Jul 21, 2009 Full story: www.newsmax.com 34

In cutting deals with hospitals and drug makers, President Barack Obama is giving a private inside track to special interests that's at odds with his promise to make policy in the open.

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DJM

Pleasanton, CA

#1 Jul 22, 2009
ALWAYS ... watch what they do NOT what they say!

“Truth to Power!”

Since: Apr 07

United States

#2 Jul 22, 2009
Obama is a LIAR

Since: Jun 09

Richmond, VA

#3 Jul 22, 2009
No suprise here. He also said that he would not raise taxes on the middle class, yet double the federal tax on tobacco, sweetened beverages, and a planned surtax on top of what you already pay for his global healthcare bill. The real kicker is going to be the HUGE energy tax that will hit you everytime you turn on the lights, AC, or fill up, or for that matter purchase anything that requires any of those things to be produced i.e. everything.
donkeyman

Midland, OR

#4 Jul 22, 2009
obama exclaimed, "but thats the way its done in illinois".

“are you bent over yet?”

Since: Jul 08

small town Iowa

#5 Jul 22, 2009
Business as usual in Washington D.C. Are you really surprised? If you are, take 2 assburns with the fruity concotion (kool-aid) and it will all be better! Slurrrrp :-(
Dances with Wolves

Baltimore, MD

#6 Jul 22, 2009
The laughing liberal wrote:
Obama is a LIAR
Yes he is. I do not believe a word he says at this point.

Since: Feb 07

Location hidden

#7 Jul 22, 2009
If the deal is made in the Rose Garden, then technically it is a deal done in a public place.
donkeyman

Midland, OR

#8 Jul 22, 2009
way to go obama, screwed up again.

“Truth to Power!”

Since: Apr 07

United States

#9 Jul 22, 2009
Dances with Wolves wrote:
<quoted text>
Yes he is. I do not believe a word he says at this point.
Thomas Sowell: Medical care confusion

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Is there a coherent argument for government-controlled medical care or are slogans and hysteria considered sufficient?

We hear endlessly about how many Americans don’t have health insurance. But, if we stop and think — which politicians hope we never do — that raises the question as to why that calls for government-controlled medical care.

A bigger question is whether medical care will be better or worse after the government takes it over. There are many available facts relevant to those crucial questions but remarkably little interest in those facts.

There are facts about the massive government-run medical programs already in existence in the United States — Medicare, Medicaid and veterans’ hospitals — as well as government-run medical systems in other countries.

None of the people who are trying to rush government-run medical care through Congress before we have time to think about it are pointing to Medicare, Medicaid or veterans’ hospitals as shining examples of how wonderful we can expect government medical care to be when it becomes “universal.”

As for those uninsured Americans we keep hearing about, there is remarkably little interest in why they don’t have insurance. It cannot be poverty, for the poor can automatically get Medicaid.

In fact, we already know that there are people with substantial incomes who choose to spend those incomes on other things, especially if they are young and in good health. If necessary, they can always go to a hospital emergency room and receive treatment there, whether or not they have insurance.

Here, the advocates of government-run medical care say that we all end up paying, one way or another, for the free medical care that hospitals are forced by law to provide in their emergency rooms. But unless you think that any situation you don’t like is a reason to give politicians a blank check for “change,” the relevant question becomes whether the alternative is either less expensive or of better quality. Nothing is cheaper just because part of the price is paid in higher taxes.

Such questions seldom get asked, much less answered. We are like someone being rushed by a used car dealer to sign on the dotted line. But getting stuck with a car that is a lemon is nothing compared to signing away your right to decide what medical care you or your loved ones will get in life and death situations.

Politicians can throw rhetoric around about “bringing down the cost of health care” or they can even throw numbers around. But the numbers that politicians are throwing around don’t match the numbers that the Congressional Budget Office finds when it analyzes the hard data...

http://www.reporternews.com/news/2009/jul/21/...

Follow the link & Keep reading....

Since: Feb 07

Location hidden

#10 Jul 22, 2009
The CBO has been called into the office to explain himself. We have seen this before, bankers . . ., auto industry . . .
Now Really People

United States

#11 Jul 22, 2009
You deal wth the corporate devil - you get burned. These people should should have no consideration at all.
Now Really People

United States

#12 Jul 22, 2009
The laughing liberal wrote:
<quoted text>
Thomas Sowell: Medical care confusion
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
Is there a coherent argument for government-controlled medical care or are slogans and hysteria considered sufficient?
We hear endlessly about how many Americans don’t have health insurance. But, if we stop and think — which politicians hope we never do — that raises the question as to why that calls for government-controlled medical care.
A bigger question is whether medical care will be better or worse after the government takes it over. There are many available facts relevant to those crucial questions but remarkably little interest in those facts.
There are facts about the massive government-run medical programs already in existence in the United States — Medicare, Medicaid and veterans’ hospitals — as well as government-run medical systems in other countries.
None of the people who are trying to rush government-run medical care through Congress before we have time to think about it are pointing to Medicare, Medicaid or veterans’ hospitals as shining examples of how wonderful we can expect government medical care to be when it becomes “universal.”
As for those uninsured Americans we keep hearing about, there is remarkably little interest in why they don’t have insurance. It cannot be poverty, for the poor can automatically get Medicaid.
In fact, we already know that there are people with substantial incomes who choose to spend those incomes on other things, especially if they are young and in good health. If necessary, they can always go to a hospital emergency room and receive treatment there, whether or not they have insurance.
Here, the advocates of government-run medical care say that we all end up paying, one way or another, for the free medical care that hospitals are forced by law to provide in their emergency rooms. But unless you think that any situation you don’t like is a reason to give politicians a blank check for “change,” the relevant question becomes whether the alternative is either less expensive or of better quality. Nothing is cheaper just because part of the price is paid in higher taxes.
Such questions seldom get asked, much less answered. We are like someone being rushed by a used car dealer to sign on the dotted line. But getting stuck with a car that is a lemon is nothing compared to signing away your right to decide what medical care you or your loved ones will get in life and death situations.
Politicians can throw rhetoric around about “bringing down the cost of health care” or they can even throw numbers around. But the numbers that politicians are throwing around don’t match the numbers that the Congressional Budget Office finds when it analyzes the hard data...
http://www.reporternews.com/news/2009/jul/21/...
Follow the link & Keep reading....
No actually we want the same health care our politicians are provided - hear them complaining - see them using private? The fact that we treat our elderly and our vets so bad is an issue of inadequate funding after we have used them for everything on the way to their need with little honest treatment along the way. Perhaps you should argue realities and why they are instead of this usual horseshit distortion you present. Maybe you shoul argue against the deception and rampant crime in medicare and why it is never addressed - but no - so much easier to say it's all bad. Jesus, throw you heart in a well - it's of no use to you anyhow, beginning to think the brain can join it.
Now Really People

United States

#13 Jul 22, 2009
The laughing liberal wrote:
Obama is a LIAR
so are you but we love ya anyhow Bob.
GetRidofRitter

Denver, CO

#14 Jul 22, 2009
Love that photo of the Messiah, GAP. So appropriate.

Since: Aug 08

Location hidden

#15 Jul 22, 2009
GetRidofRitter wrote:
Love that photo of the Messiah, GAP. So appropriate.
Thank You..*takes a bow* LMAO
Richard

Uniontown, OH

#16 Jul 22, 2009
I like the new look. It's so him!

Since: Feb 07

Location hidden

#17 Jul 22, 2009
He just blamed Bush, I win.
You know who you are, it is time to pay up!!
auroranorth

Ozark, MO

#18 Jul 22, 2009


i'd deal with these executives by laying their overpaid butts off
JMKC

Lenexa, KS

#19 Jul 22, 2009
And, we're surprised why?!?!

Since: Jun 09

Richmond, VA

#20 Jul 23, 2009
FYI congressman and the president use private insurance. But Obama thinks that we should all have public health insurance. I heard him speak yesterday and out of his own monkey mouth he said "sometimes quality of life care will have to trump a medical procedure to save someone's life." In other words, "Here sheep, take this valium and go to sleep, you are not good enough for this heart transplant." I wonder if he would have said that to Ted Kennedy when he needed brain surgery a few months ago?

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