NY Times: Obama Colluded with Drug Companies to Keep Prices High

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posted on Jun, 10 2012 @ 09:44 AM
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Originally posted by burntheships

And so it happened...

Just like that, Mr. Obama’s staff signaled a willingness to put aside support for the
reimportation of prescription medicines at lower prices



Sure, it's bad for pharmaceuticals to have competition from overseas, but it's good for Americans to have their jobs shipped overseas??????? This is insane.




posted on Jun, 10 2012 @ 10:39 AM
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Originally posted by beezzer
Could this account for the drug shortage also?

ie; Create a problem, then offer a solution?


Something else that is also odd. A family member of mine has been on a medication for 4 years now and we have never had any trouble getting it. Recently we went to get a refill and were informed that the "rules" regarding this medication had changed because the FDA had "reclassified" it as a specialty medication. Because of this classification the insurance wouldn't pay unless a new doctor validated the prescription and so on, and then we had to order it through some sort of mail-order pharmacy.

This medication is almost 70 years old. It has been widely used and is widely understood. Why this critical medication is classified as "specialty" as of this year is beyond me. I am sure it is more shinnanigans.



posted on Jun, 10 2012 @ 10:50 AM
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Interesting that you cite the NY Times but first quote Newsmax. Anyways, I didn't bother to read whatever drivel Newsmax has published but I did read the NYT and it seems odd that any of Obama's political opponents should find a problem here. In alliance with the Republicans, the drug companies fought against Obamacare, so he had to make compromises,one of those was to keep drug prices at the high levels that Republican financial supporters in the drug industry prefer. So the deal was good for the GOP, granted it was bad for the American people, but not because Obama wanted it to be.



posted on Jun, 10 2012 @ 10:53 AM
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Star for you fro actually reading the SOURCE, and not newsmax's clearly sensationalized and inaccurate claims.



posted on Jun, 10 2012 @ 10:55 AM
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Isn't this the same old story. We (Americans) want everything to be cheap (eg. ship jobs over-seas and charge less for the product) but want our pay/employment to be high (eg. keep jobs here and charge more for the product). Personally...I say keep ALL the jobs here. I have no problem paying $10 for a gallon of gas if I'm being paid $50 and hour.

However...on the topic...Obama is a liar, but so are all the other politicians. Is anyone really surprised at all by this? They should all be fired...starting at the top. I'd rather deal with an idiot over a liar any day.



posted on Jun, 10 2012 @ 11:25 AM
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President Obama is using his position as president to Make money from the citizens.
He is a crook and should be arrested and be kick’t out of his job.

In England the same think is happening.
British rail and royal mail get privatized.
And the people in government get Paid off
by the ones they Let win the bid to Have them.

The people Dont benefit in the long run.
As any money from the sales
Is spent by the government in power at the time.
And no more money is made from them anymore!

Hard as it sounds.
But all big business should be run by the government.
I don’t mean things like Coca-Cola and Pepsi.

And any one who works for the government should
have a open to see bank account and all other holdings for life.
And not be able to jet jobs in big business.



posted on Jun, 10 2012 @ 12:03 PM
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Originally posted by Plotus
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There are those die-hard Obama-bots who believe that He walks on watter. Oblivious apparently to any of the double dealings, lies, or failed promises he used to get elected. Since Obama has taken office, there has been a shroud of darkness on just about everything he has done, secret closed door meetings, pushing through laws under executive order, pretty much against any logical thinking American and despite them. Still the Obama-bots hold fast to their illusion that has been prepared for them, .... hook, line and sinker. I can scarcely believe that any of the American public that has been lied to or cheated, still holds fast to this mouth-boogie, and that coming from the White House. Obama HAS to GO....... and it's hopefully looking like the public is waking up and starting to examine and hold accountable this fast talking crooked administration........ all of them, Congress too. If America follows the path set by this administration, it is doomed, and we shall never see American values or our standard of living again. We shall descend into poverty and millions will both perish and loose all that they have worked a lifetime for.



SERIOUSLY PEOPLE!!!

Obama isn't the problem, it's lobbyists!! It's BIG PHARMA!! It's BIG BUSINESS!! It's money in government!!!!!

What Obama did was negotiating with lobbyists to pass a health care bill the people have been DYING to get! Who controls the lobbyists? NOT OABAMA! BIG BUSINESS DOES!

WAKE THE HELL UP!!!

What do propose he have done?? Republicans politicians would have done several backdoor deals to line their pockets! In fact they wouldn't never not even passed ANY healthcare bill to help the needy...f@#k em they'd say...unless I get something out of this for myself. That's reality! All politicians are corrupt, because the systems is corrupt, but Republicans take it to a whole new level! BIG PHARMA are "conservative" Republicans...almost all BIG BUSINESS IS and they collude with price fixing, and other agendas, to make our lives, and the presidents, a living hell to benefit their pockets!! You're all a bunch of pawns in a much larger game. Look a the BIGGER PICTURE. This makes an interesting environment for Obama to navigate.

Look at the BIGGER PICTURE. Who benefits if this healthcare bill is scrapped? BIG MEDICAL! BIG INSURANCE! NOT YOU!

Who caused the financial crisis?? BIG FINANCIAL!!! Why? To get obscenely rich by screwing you!!

I wonder how this "email" supposedly leaked. Was it BIG PHARMA that released it so they can support a more controllable PAWN...Mitt Romney!

I see a lot of SHILLS on this thread blindly spewing propaganda!



posted on Jun, 10 2012 @ 12:11 PM
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From NY Times article:



Some liberals bothered by the deal in 2009 now find the Republican criticism hard to take given the party’s longstanding ties to the industry.

“Republicans trumpeting these e-mails is like a fox complaining someone else raided the chicken coop,” said Robert Reich, who was labor secretary under President Bill Clinton. “Sad to say, it’s called politics in an era when big corporations have an effective veto over major legislation affecting them and when the G.O.P. is usually the beneficiary.”



posted on Jun, 10 2012 @ 12:19 PM
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Originally posted by ElectricUniverse
reply to post by burntheships
 


This actually is not new. I posted a thread about this in 2009.

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

But it is good that you reposted this. Americans should know that Obama is not the "saviour" they thought he was... In fact he is not only corrupt but so far has been the WORSE President in U.S. history who has done some of the worse things to turn this once great nation into a Socialist/Fascist state...


I didn't think this was new either,

The problem is most voters still don't investigate the politicians.



posted on Jun, 10 2012 @ 12:27 PM
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I'm not shocked at all. As a former Obama-supporting Progressive, I really got tired of jumping hurdles to justify his non-Progressive policies. Just another puppet. It seems all politicians are puppets.



posted on Jun, 10 2012 @ 12:33 PM
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Why aren't people upset at the influence big pharma has over the government in this thread?



posted on Jun, 10 2012 @ 12:38 PM
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I see no hope for the US any more. I'm sorry. Ron Paul was hope! Obama isn't as shiny, but he's still hope! Because now he knows the stakes and how the system really works with BIG BUSINESS involved first hand.

If war mongering GOP Mitt Romney gets elected, there will be war...WWIII possibly...starting with Iran. All for the sake of more money for the greedy. Who suffers, the poor US people and the whole world!!

But no one sees this. They're blind. Greedy or shilling out of necessity to make a pay check because the economy was screwed by greedy apes (Wall Street...BIG FINANCIAL) that support the Republicans.

Bottom line, if we don't try to see the bigger picture and fight for liberty from greedy elite apes things will get far far worse. Democracy will be destroyed leaving a dictatorial corporatocracy. Change the name corporate to kingdom tell you we're going backward in our evolution.

We have to fight lobbyists out of government! We have to fight BIG BUSINESS and money out of government!

Given our technology level, we don't even need politicians anymore, we all can vote on the issues directly through the Internet, but until then we have to fight BIG MONEY from controlling our lives.



posted on Jun, 10 2012 @ 12:42 PM
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Originally posted by RealSpoke
Why aren't people upset at the influence big pharma has over the government in this thread?


I am! Everyone else is dafted...suspect many shills posting on this thread. Or just really dumb people.

ATS admins should change their policy to make shilling against their policy making breach of website policy a potential legal issue for those paid to post propaganda.



posted on Jun, 10 2012 @ 12:43 PM
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Originally posted by ElectricUniverse
reply to post by burntheships
 


This actually is not new. I posted a thread about this in 2009.

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



Thanks for that. Going to have a look now. I wonder why then this is back in the
news, maybe the emails are new? There must be a reason.

What a corrupt mess for sure.

reply to post by Stormdancer777
 


Good memory there Stormdancer,

I think I have read too much in the last few years, cant recall all of these scandals.



posted on Jun, 10 2012 @ 12:46 PM
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Originally posted by beezzer
reply to post by burntheships
 

Here's a pretty awesome thread authored by soficrow on the drug shortages.

www.abovetopsecret.com...

If you read that, with your thread in mind, the puzzle pieces appear to come together.



Thanks beez!
This looks really bad, I mean if healthcare prices were not
already high, then they have to cut back room deals to keep em high, and make
the price higher, while at the same time limiting life saving medicines?

Wow this makes me steamed!



posted on Jun, 10 2012 @ 12:49 PM
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Originally posted by burntheships

Originally posted by beezzer
reply to post by burntheships
 

Here's a pretty awesome thread authored by soficrow on the drug shortages.

www.abovetopsecret.com...

If you read that, with your thread in mind, the puzzle pieces appear to come together.



Thanks beez!
This looks really bad, I mean if healthcare prices were not
already high, then they have to cut back room deals to keep em high, and make
the price higher, while at the same time limiting life saving medicines?

Wow this makes me steamed!


BIG PHARMA screwing the little guy once again! Thanks for sharing.



posted on Jun, 10 2012 @ 12:51 PM
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Originally posted by RealSpoke
Why aren't people upset at the influence big pharma has over the government in this thread?


I think most of us, if not all of us, are upset about that, RealSpoke.



posted on Jun, 10 2012 @ 01:20 PM
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Only a few people have said it. The vast majority is just going on about Obama. They should be upset at the power that a corporation has within the US gov. That is the root of the problem, Obama isn't. Presidents come and go, mega corporations are nearly eternal.



posted on Jun, 10 2012 @ 01:27 PM
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Originally posted by CantSay


BIG PHARMA screwing the little guy once again! Thanks for sharing.


Sounds like some communist, anti-business propaganda to me.

{/sarcasm}



posted on Jun, 10 2012 @ 01:33 PM
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You really believe that? Take a hard long look at the criminal activity under the previous administration and you'll realize that politicians in Washington are above the law


Still trying to blame Bush?

The current adminstration makes the last admin look like saints. The sheer amount of corruption and lies and muder have made American history.

The most corrupt administration in History Obama has colluded with everything and everyone to stay in that office,.
edit on 10-6-2012 by neo96 because: (no reason given)





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