During the 2009 push for health care reform, in scenes that conspiracy theorists usually have to imagine, the hospital industry sat down with White House officials and agreed to support the administration’s effort in exchange for Obama promising to protect their profits, which included a commitment to kill the public option. Yet, like any good mercenaries, the hospital association didn’t stay loyal for long. Their sweetheart deal is now law, and the political tide has turned. And so, the American Hospital Association PAC is now spending hundreds of thousands of dollars to help elect Republicans this November.
|By: Jon Walker Wednesday October 20, 2010 6:20 pm|
|By: Jon Walker Wednesday March 17, 2010 8:46 am|
The announcement that PhRMA plans to drop $6 million in a final round of pro-reform ads is a good indication that they received strong assurances that their secret deals with the Obama administration will be protected.