Contra Paul Krugman, Obamacare Is Not an Example of the 1 Percent Losing

By: Monday April 7, 2014 8:01 am

The ACA was at best a 1 percent vs 1 percent internal spat that resulted in some scraps falling off the table.

Free Markets Are for Suckers: Drug Makers Know the Money Is in Monopolies

By: Saturday February 26, 2011 1:05 pm

PhRMA has truly turned exploiting their government-sanctioned monopolies into a money-making art form.

Biologic Exclusivity: Drug Makers Seek to Boost Their Immunity to the Free Market

By: Monday January 17, 2011 1:45 pm

What company wouldn’t want to have the government let it sell a product for whatever price it wanted, have the government use its power to stop anyone else from selling the product, and have the government directly or indirectly pay for buying the product?

Obama Justice Department Sides with Drug Makers to Stifle Suits to Enforce Price Discounts

By: Monday January 10, 2011 3:25 pm

Thanks to a decision by the Obama Administration’s Department of Justice in siding with drug manufacturers, price discounts for drugs provided to government supported hospitals and clinics are now in jeopardy.

Health Care Industry Reminds Democrats Mercenaries Are Only in It for the Money

By: Tuesday October 5, 2010 6:04 am

Democrats face a tough election and might lose control of one or both houses of Congress, and, not surprisingly, the drug makers have abandoned them. Dems are now left with a deeply unpopular health care law that does too little and fails to excite the base, while the corporate mercenaries have abandoned what looks like a losing battle.

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