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White House Pharma Deal

Pass the Popular Parts of Health Care Reform and Ditch the Rest

Miles Mogulescu | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Miles Mogulescu

Passing the most popular parts of health care reform while ditching the rest, can give Democrats a "win" on health care without jamming controversial and unpopular elements down the throats of American voters.

Big Pharma Deal May Be Cut Back By Last-Minute Progressive Resistance

New York Times | DAVID D. KIRKPATRICK | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Facing last-minute liberal resistance in Congress, the drug industry is bracing for an increase in its share of the cost of the proposed health care o...

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.

White House Deal With PhRMA Will End Up Costing Taxpayers

CNN | Shawn Tully, Editor at Large | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Obama Administration is touting its pact with the pharmaceutical industry as "an historic agreement to lower drug costs." Both sides claim the dea...

Big Pharma Lobbyist On White House Deal: "It's Counterproductive To Keep Talking About It"

L.A. Times | Tom Hamburger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

An $80-billion deal with the drug industry that the White House thought would add momentum to its campaign for national healthcare reform has instead ...

Ryan Grim

Gibbs Won't Say What White House Gave Drugmakers To Gain Their Support | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

What did the White House offer drugmakers to get their support for health care legislation? NBC's Chuck Todd put the question directly to Robert Gibb...