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Health Care Reform Needs Media Reform

Rory O'Connor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rory O'Connor

If you were hoping for a modicum of media reform, aimed at reducing health care costs and delivering better services in the Obama Administration's forthcoming health care reform bill, you can forget it.

New White House Health Care Proposal May Destroy PhRMA Deal

Sunlight Foundation | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

This morning the White House released a new health care proposal that may be used as a blueprint for a compromise between House and Senate versions of...

The Worst Drug Company Marketing Techniques: Kickbacks And Fraud (PHOTOS, POLL)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The Huffington Post recently learned that pharmaceutical industry insiders are expecting the health care reform legislation agreed to between the Whit...

Lessons From Letterman in Health Reform

Robert Reich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Reich

If Obama doesn't weigh in forcefully and say "no" to the hush money arranged in January for Big Pharma, big insurance, and the AMA, America's middle class will get walloped. And so will he in 2012.

Patient Safety

Dr. Arnold Klein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Dr. Arnold Klein

I often wonder why there are not legions of Physicians at my side, standing up to Big Pharma. Why can't the others see the sky is really falling?

Admit It: A Robust Public Option Is Dead

Miles Mogulescu | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Miles Mogulescu

With a robust public option dead, the only way to prevent a massive Democratic-sponsored bailout of the health care industry is to regulate insurance premiums and put a trigger on individual mandates.

Is Obama a Back-Room Blue Dog on Health Care?

Miles Mogulescu | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Miles Mogulescu

The town halls make for good television, but they're a side-show to the main event. The real story should be about the back room deals reportedly being negotiated with the Obama administration.

Ryan Grim

Internal Memo Confirms Big Giveaways In White House Deal With Big Pharma

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A memo obtained by the Huffington Post confirms that the White House and the pharmaceutical lobby secretly agreed to precisely the sort of wide-rangin...

The Health Care Reform Debacle: Obama's Coming-Out

Michael Brenner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Brenner

Serious health care reform is gone with the wind. It cannot be retrieved. And the question: 'who really is Barack Obama?' is now more compelling than ever.

Obama on Drugs: 98% Cheney?

Greg Palast | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Greg Palast

When Cheney was caught having secret meetings with oil companies, we denounced it as a case of foxes in the henhouse. But Obama's secret meetings, he assures us, are in the public interest.

WATCH: Obama's New Mistress -- Big Pharma

Lee Camp | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Lee Camp

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Is Obama Selling Us Down the River to Big Pharma?

Bryan Young | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bryan Young

Bringing lobbyists from Big Pharma into the health care negotiations is anathema to the process and makes them feel like they deserve a place at that table.

Why Aren't Progressive Groups Protesting Obama's Back-Room Deal with Big Pharma?

Miles Mogulescu | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Miles Mogulescu

Progressives were outraged when the Bush administration banned Medicare from negotiating for lower drug prices. It's time for outrage when the Obama administration does the same.

Obama Plan For Drug Price Controls Targeted By Big Pharma

Washington Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The nation's largest pharmaceutical lobbying group is preparing a multimillion-dollar public relations campaign to tout the importance of free-market ...