Video - PBS Bill Moyers Essay, The Health Care Lobby
A look back in the wake of yesterday's SCOTUS decision.
Who is actually writing the healthcare reform bill? Lobbyists for Big Pharma and the insurance industry, of course. The last time we saw massive healthcare legislation on Capitol Hill, it was for Medicare Part D, the prescription drug benefit. As a result of this legislation and the work of former Congressman Billy Tauzin, Medicare is not allowed to negotiate drug prices with pharmaceutical companies. David Walker called it the single most fiscally irresponsible bill in the last 50 years.