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    Well ... what is this that has leaked out? Is this Mr. Obama looking out for the people or looking out for special interest ... you decide.
    Very interesting that this piece comes from Huffpo.

    I'll stick with I don't trust them ... why should I.

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

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    I was under the impression that this was broadly known. And yes, it is a problem. But the problem is that corporations are so powerful today that not even our government can take them on without other corporate allies. This if the government and pharma versus the insurance companies. If this country had a pair we'd nationalize it and be done.
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    Actually i think its old news, a couple of weeks old. Yeah he made a deal where by the government would save 100 billion dollars if i'm not mistaken.
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    Okay ... so is it good or bad?
    Congress is crafting a bill and the administration is making deals at the same time. Is that good or bad?
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    >>>>>In exchange for these items, the White House agreed to:
    1. Oppose importation
    2. Oppose rebates in Medicare Part D
    3. Oppose repeal of non-interference<<<<<


    All these things will end up costing individuals more, so you decide. If you oppose importation, it costs more to buy the drugs in the US than Canada. If you don't let the gov't use its clout to negotiate lower drug prices, it costs more. So is it good or bad? If you have to pay more for your own drugs, it's not good.
    We have been told that health care reform will save money but this backroom deal will have the opposite effect for individuals.
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    Democracy Now has it too, with Nader: "You Do Not Cut Deals with the System that Has to Be Replaced": Ralph Nader on Secret White House Agreements with the Drug Industry

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    Don't let Michelle's "great arms" or Barry's "beautiful smile" fool you Obama is nothing but another Stinking Politician (from chicago)
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    Excuse my skepticism.. but when I read..

    My sphincter tightens up
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    It's cynical politics, Obama style. Given what the Republicans are doing on their side, it's no surprise that Obama recognize he had no choice but to line up some allies he'd probably rather not have on his team. Also, the Pats do it sometimes, bring in someone who is unpopular, like Randy Moss, and turns him around.
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    Politics makes strange bedfellows. Doesn't he risk alienating those on the left who view Big Pharma in the same boat as Big insurance??
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