Skip to comments.With Contraceptive Mandate, who's in bed with Big Pharma now?
Posted on 02/13/2012 6:04:33 AM PST by PizzaTheHut
With Contraceptive Mandate, who's really in bed with "Big Pharma" now?
I noticed that there are some severe drug shortages here lately too especially for life sustaining chemotherapy medicines. There’s more than one way to ration healthcare apparently.
It won't matter, because they are free.</sarcasm>
Big Pharma was one of Obama’s biggest backers in 2008 weren’t they?
Exactly. As was Big Wall Street.
Both parties are two sides of the same coin.
For some reason, the general public believes only The Republican Party is slimy.
It's the world's longest running and most successful Jedi mind trick.
Mark my word, the pharmecuticals are licking their chops with the Birth Control Mandate. In the end, insurance companies will have to raise premiums no matter what the future prices of these products.
It’s absolutely crazy. I see this coming. Obama and the Dems put a mandate in place. This will cause insurance premiums to rise. When people get upset about higher premiums, Obama and the Democrats will point the finger at the evil insurance companies ripping people off. It’s absolutely maddening! Arrrrrggh!!!!! Okay, I feel better now.
I think there are zillions of birth control pills that are now generics, so “Big Pharma” isn’t making any money off them at all.
Nice try, though.
“when the Democrats would screech to high heaven about the GOP being in cahoots with Big Pharma”
Well it seems that Rick Santorum is still in cahoots with Big Pharma, just like he’d been as Senator 200-2006...
A child asked Santorum what the candidate would do to lower the cost of medicine.
February 1, 2012, the candidate Santorum declared: “”People have no problem going out and buying an iPad for $900. But paying $200 for a drug they have a problem with — that keeps you alive. Why? Because you’ve been conditioned in thinking health care is something you should get and not have to pay for. Drug companies, health care companies need to have a profitability, because if they don’t, then how are we going to regulate costs?”
The mother of the child yelled out that she was going bankrupt just to pay for her child to keep breathing.
“I hear these and sympathize with these very passionate cases,” Santorum responded to the mother. “Look, I want your son and everybody to have the opportunity to stay alive on much-needed drugs. But the bottom line is, we have companies with the incentive to make those drugs.” (meaning making more money and getting the medication more expensive)
In the years before he lost his Pennsylvania Senate seat in 2006, Rick Santorum worked hard to win hundreds of millions of dollars in additional Medicare money for hospitals in Puerto Rico.
He sponsored at least two Senate bills and pushed to amend a mammoth Medicare overhaul to include the extra spending, which would have benefited Universal Health Services, a Pennsylvania-based hospital management company with facilities in Puerto Rico. If it seems at odds with the small-government philosophy Mr. Santorum now espouses in his presidential campaign, it was in line with his legislative efforts to help businesses in his state.
Within months of leaving the Senate (in 2006), Mr. Santorum joined the board of Universal Health Services, where he collected $395,000 in directors fees and stock options before resigning last year (in 2011).
It’s amazing how much Santorum was willing to help corporations, and how little is he ready to help sick children to survive.
Until the MSM begins to report the facts, the leftist myths will continue
Interesting. So Small Pharma is behind this.
Its amazing how much Santorum was willing to help corporations, and how little is he ready to help sick children to survive.
DU called. They want this line back.
Or until The MSM ceases to exist.
Which seems more likely.
Planned Parenthood is a big seller of contraceptives too. So they stand to benefit tremendously from this requirement.
In this case, the government. Under Obamacare, the government has pretty much applied Euro price controls on just about anything made by pharmaceutical companies.
Not to mention, birth control pills have been around for decades, and most of the earlier generation pills have long since gone generic.
Marguerite, it is very hard to find factual stuff you can be sure of, and I am glad you posted this. This thing about Puerto Rico is really bad for Santorum... everyone can understand it... big spending, paybacks... thanks so much!
In regard to your post about Santorumw (the MSNDC article), yadda yadda, with the story of someone unable to afford a drug for a sick child ...
I get it. Prescription drugs are expensive...
How is the birth control mandate going to lower the cost of anything?
BTW - While everyone pays highere premiums to cover the costs of birth control, there won’t be any less unwanted pregnancies, births, as a result of this mandate. I guarantee you that.
I didn’t realize my post attracted a DUer.
It must have been pretty good then since the
the DUer inked a good 5-6 paragraphs with links to msndc and the nyt.
I’m proud of myself now for attracting the DUers to swoop in.
Santorum was correct talking to that mother. He was defending the principle of the free market. The presumption that she had a right to free medications is a liberal invention. Are anti-Rick types are defending liberalism here now? And, IIRC (it was discussed at FR at the time), the drug she cited as necessary for “keeping her son alive” was for ADHD and significantly less expensive than she claimed. Just an all too typical manufactured liberal moment. Do it to Obama and we buy her a ‘free’ house. Do it to Santorum and receive a valuable lecture on the truth, free to the tax payers.
The birth control isn’t even a health issue, but only a way for women who don’t want to get pregnant, after enjoying (or not) lovemaking.
Healthcare insurance SHOULD NOT pay for ANY contraceptive item. Any woman can buy the stuff in a pharmacy, and the pills are not that expensive. A set of contraceptive pills cost between $10 (the price of two Big Mac) and maximum $50$ a month, depending on the brand.