Tim Carney says Goldman is using the GOP and the Democrats for a one-two punch to game regulation reform, just like the drug companies and AHIP did on the health care bill: At least three times in Goldman’s conference call Tuesday, spokesmen trumpeted the firm’s support for more federal control. Vague public calls for “reasonable [...]
|By: Jane Hamsher Wednesday April 21, 2010 8:41 am|
|By: Jane Hamsher Monday November 16, 2009 8:19 am|
Well, we now know that 42 bipartisan members of the House were willing to act act as PhRMA’s fax machines. I guess it shouldn’t have been a surprise — 80 House Dems signed a letter to Henry Waxman, telling him to substitute the White House PhRMA deal for his own much stronger language.
The question is, what are the Senate Democrats going to do about it?
|By: Jane Hamsher Sunday November 15, 2009 4:35 pm|
When important cancer drugs can’t go into cheaper generic forms, and cancer and AIDS patients around the world can’t afford them, they should all remember the helpful role they played.
The rest of us can ask Sherrod Brown to save us from PhRMA and this truly shitty piece of lobbyist-written legislation HERE.
|By: Jane Hamsher Friday November 6, 2009 7:09 am|
Anna Eshoo (D-PhRMA) may be the author of the language granting drug companies endless monopolies on biologic drugs, but she couldn’t have done it without the help of her good friend Jane Harman. A new letter from the Winograd campaign says: The latest health insurance reform bill includes an amendment, supported by Jane Harman, member [...]
|By: Jon Walker Tuesday November 3, 2009 4:33 pm|
We might get the vote on the House bill next Tuesday. The issue of abortion may hold up the bill, but it looks like Stupak might not have the votes needed to hold the bill hostage. The House Republicans finally released their “alternative” health care bill and it is terrible. It does contain one Democratic [...]
|By: Jon Walker Tuesday November 3, 2009 11:07 am|
The Republican’s have just released their “alternative” bill to the Democrats’ health care reform legislation. It is frankly a meaningless, very long press release, filled with some really bad ideas. The Republicans did find basically only one section of the Democrats’ reform bill they really liked. In fact, the Republicans thought it was such a [...]
|By: Jane Hamsher Thursday October 29, 2009 10:30 am|
There was much celebration on Capitol Hill today with the announcement of the new House health care bill. For myself, as a three time breast cancer survivor, there was tremendous sadness and disappointment in the Speaker. Nancy Pelosi made a choice with regard to the lifesaving biologic drugs I took when I was in chemotherapy [...]
|By: Jane Hamsher Monday September 21, 2009 9:54 am|
Whose district needs to know that their rhetoric just isn’t matching up with their actions?