The money quote. In other words, in a government run health care system, bribery gives better access to doctors.
Will anyone go to jail. Nope.
Drug companies are "legit" corporate versions of drug dealers.
For a short time, I worked for a drug company that produced a well-known pain reliever. They routinely pushed doctors to over-prescribe their big moneymaker (150 pills when 30 were sufficient) and move patients from milder, safer pain medications to their highly addictive moneymaker.
Large fines were eventually levied against them, but NO ONE WENT TO JAIL.
“In other words, in a government run health care system, bribery gives better access to doctors.”
Anyone who didn’t know this is an idiot. 0bamunism is turning all of us into Soviet citizens, where if you want anything done, you have to get it done “na levo,” or under the table. You want to make sure you will jump the line to see your doctor? Build him a deck. You need lumber for same? Give the guy at the lumberyard a few bottles of vodka or whiskey to look the other way as the lumber disappears. Make sure you take care of the cop down the street so he doesn’t ask questions.
Welcome to the USSA, comrade. This is just the way business gets done.
Lilly, Pfizer, Bristol-Myers... those left in the US pharma-— they ALL paid kickbacks to Congress thru lobbyists to get obamaomau-care passed. And they are STILL doing it- which is why Rinos in their pocket are reluctant to de-fund it or repeal it. Pharma groups did this, ALL so they could enact their idiotic business plan to have the govt. make them “single source” vendors of medication to “national health care” — their new future of supposed billions. They didn’t realize single payer will eliminate single source, and maybe now they want out. They did this to copy you know... like in the UK where THAT has worked so well/sarc.
In same fashion, the insurance industry was behind this (note said WAS) because they believed that, like auto insurance the law would require millions to buy private insurance and bring a premium bonanza for them.
When the reality is— single payer insurance by the govt., expensive, and the quality of care for a new lower class of dependent citizens, no new medications or research and the ultimate goal realized by the Corporatist socialist globalist companies: Complete removal of the cost and obligation to provide healthcare benefits to employees. The whole thing by liberal dem fraud artists and their partners in big corporate america... was and is a SCAM.
This is exactly how coal miner coverage was shifted to the US government away from the mineral rights holders (the rockefellers et al), and other “nationalized” industries, like the railroads (no matter what we hear from the “genius” Warren Buffett who owns 40% of US subsidized Amtrak- seriously- BN does).
End of coffee morning rant FReepers. A toast to the few risk takers left in this decomposing country. Good morning!