Thursday, February 25, 2010

How the Obama administration sold out health care reform to big pharma

Terri Gross interviews the Sunlight Foundation's Paul Blumenthal on the secret deal the Obama administration made with the pharmaceutical industry. "By negotiating the secret deal, writer Paul Blumenthal explains, 'the Obama administration got the biggest lobby in Washington and put them on the side of health care reform.' Meanwhile, the pharmaceutical industry got a guarantee that 'Congress would not legislate any cost-cutting measures that would make a dent in industry profits.'"

The Fresh Air interview is here; Blumenthal's article is here.

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