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How much are the drug companies paying?

Obama's skip the expensive operations and just manage the pain strategy. Sounds like a win win for the pharm companies. They donated $14.6 million to Dem campaigns in 2008. (They also donated $14.6 million to Pubs - it's not about picking sides for them) Double what they donated to Dems last time around, and they've already contributed over a million towards 2010. How much impact will that have on the approach of the healthcare plan drafted by the Dem congress and pitched/signed by the Dem president?


Asked by NotPanicking at 2:40 PM on Jul. 24, 2009 in Politics & Current Events

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  • Ill tell you one thing.. i'm so sick of the Big Pharma. They dont give a rats #$% about the health of the people. All they see is money.

    Answer by BEXi at 3:32 PM on Jul. 24, 2009

  • I have been wondering that, myself. I personally blame the hyperinflated drug prices for a lot of what's wrong with healthcare. If they are in Obama's pocket I KNOW this healthcare plan of his is BS!

    Answer by heathermarie32 at 3:44 PM on Jul. 24, 2009

  • The pharm companies are a HUGE part of why our system is in the crapper. They've been in every politician's pocket for years.

    Answer by asaffell at 3:46 PM on Jul. 24, 2009

  • More emphasis on drug treatments vs other treatments will be the LEAST of our problems if this health care bill passes.

    Phone your Congressmen - phone ALL the Congressmen ! Email them ! Fax them ! Gather outside their local offices with signs for a few hours then take your kids for some ice cream!

    There are only 99 Senators ... only 60 Democratic Senators ... bombard them with the information that this is a BAD bill !

    (Don't take my word for it - read it yourself ! Your jaw will drop! )

    Answer by waldorfmom at 4:37 PM on Jul. 24, 2009

  • Also find out how much the health insurance companies are donating and to whom if you can and post it in the form of a question.

    It is so hypocritical of congressmen and senators to oppose a plan for healthcare for millions of people who cannot get it or cannot afford it when they have the benefit of a good plan paid for by US taxpayers. If they can have it, why can't everyone else ?

    Answer by janet116 at 8:58 PM on Jul. 25, 2009