Archive for July 7th, 2009

by jhwygirl

….from an article over at the Washington post. (with a hat tip to Jamee Greer)
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That kind of information leaves me a bit speechless – so much could be said…

The hirings are part of a record-breaking influence campaign by the health-care industry, which is spending more than $1.4 million a day on lobbying in the current fight, according to disclosure records. And even in a city where lobbying is a part of life, the scale of the effort has drawn attention. For example, the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) doubled its spending to nearly $7 million in the first quarter of 2009, followed by Pfizer, with more than $6 million.

So aside from all there is to say about that, I have a question or two for PhRMA:

#1 How much is that going to increase my premium or how much is my employer going to have to cut out to mitigate that impending increase? When can we expect the bill?

And….

#2 How many more jobs are going to be lost when you will be passing that cost onto large employers who don’t have the ability to make cuts in benefits?

I’m leaving now, before I say something obscene.




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