Why are Democrats Demonizing Insurance and Drug Industries when they are helping the Democrats out on Health Care?

Here is the help from the Drug industry. I had been told by people in the drug industry that they had hired a lot of Clinton people and that they were running a lot of the show.

The nation's drugmakers stand ready to spend $150 million to help President Barack Obama overhaul health care this fall, according to numerous officials, a staggering sum that could dwarf attempts to derail Obama's top domestic priority.

The White House and allies in Congress are well aware of the effort by Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America, a somewhat surprising political alliance, given the drug industry's recent history of siding with Republicans and the Democrats' disdain for special interests.

The campaign, now in its early stages, includes television advertising under PhRMA's own name and commercials aired in conjunction with the liberal group, Families USA. . . . .

"Harry And Louise" Now Back Health Care Overhaul

Harry and Louise, the couple who appeared in the ad that helped sink President Clinton's heath care ambitions, are back with a new ad — supporting President Obama's industry overhaul. The actors joined several Democratic senators on Capitol Hill Thursday to mark the passage of a health bill from the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee. . . . .

So here is another story from NPR.

In search of a new edge to their health care efforts, President Obama and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi have turned their guns on the insurance industry. They're counting on Americans' distrust of insurance companies to shore up wavering support for the President's health care agenda. The insurance industry says its impressive profits do not mean it is adding substantially to the cost of health care.

Or see this:

"It's almost immoral what they are doing," Pelosi said to reporters, referring to insurance companies. "Of course they've been immoral all along in how they have treated the people that they insure," she said, adding, "They are the villains. They have been part of the problem in a major way. They are doing everything in their power to stop a public option from happening.

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Blogger 1 said...


Follow the money...

Insurance industry has given more money to Republicans over the years by almost two to one...

Pharmaceuticals / Health Products have also contributed to the Republicans by an almost two to one...

Same for the Pharmaceutical Manufacturing sector, a two to one favoring of the Republicans over Democrats...

8/09/2009 5:06 AM  
Blogger The Right Guy said...

And from what I heard on the radio last night, they plan to give in to the tune of 80 billion over the next 10 years. The reason for Bella Pelosi's and Obama's demonization of them is simple: Straw man populism. They are trying to energize and manipulate their base and anyone in the middle.

8/09/2009 9:52 AM  
Blogger Angela said...

LOL! Since when do the Democrats have a disdain for special interests?

America desperately needs more journalists and less propaganda.

8/09/2009 11:45 AM  

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