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There is Really Only One Impediment to Health Care Change in America – BIG PHARMA…

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It is Time To Face The Fact That We Need to SHUT DOWN Big Pharma…

Opinion by “Deplorable” Consumer Advocate Tim Bolen

We all watched the Republican Congress make fools of themselves over trying to, supposedly, Repeal and Replace ObamaCare. Were they simply inept or was something else going on?

There are Four “SOMETHING ELSE” Things Going On…

(1) Everyone knows that Big Pharma completely controls the liberal Main Stream Media (MSM). They just do. Pharma provides 70% of the TV news hour’s income. So, they dictate “The News.” Besides the constant manufacturing of “fear,” using their broadcasting, (so they can sell anxiety medicine) they are responsible for the attack on our President…

(2) Pharma’s influence in Congress. Lately, there has been speculation that there might have been influence by Big Pharma to BLOCK changes to the Health Care System that makes them rich… Of course there was – it never stops. Aren’t there FIVE Pharma lobbyists for every Congressman now?

(3) Big Pharma completely controls the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) by controlling the Department Heads under Tom Price. How? Big Pharma and US Health Care Agencies are a revolving door. DHHS employees that do well for Pharma will move to Pharma at five times their government salary. It is just the way it is.

(4) Big Pharma uses our Federal and State governments to FORCE vaccines on our innocent children. We need to get to the bottom of this, figure out exactly who is controlling and managing this, who the perpetrators are, and put the “Death Penalty” on the table.

The New York Times said in September of 2016:

“Drug makers have been getting their $2.3 billion worth in Washington. That is how much they have spent lobbying Congress over the last decade. It may help explain why no legislative proposal to rein in rising prescription prices has gone anywhere. The latest outcry involving Mylan will put that hefty investment in influence to its biggest test.

American lawmakers are prodding the company about its decision to raise the list price on its EpiPen allergy medicine. Senator Elizabeth Warren, Democrat of Massachusetts, and Representative Jason Chaffetz, Republican of Utah, are among the many elected officials to send letters to Mylan this week. It follows similar scrutiny of Valeant Pharmaceuticals International and Turing Pharmaceuticals. J. Michael Pearson, the former chief executive at Valeant, and Martin Shkreli, his former counterpart at Turing, were grilled by legislators this year.

The tough talk has led nowhere, though. Some 15 bills to curb drug prices, including one that would allow Americans to import from approved Canadian pharmacies where the same treatments are often cheaper, have been introduced in this Congress. Not one has made it out of lower committees. Another 119 similar proposals dating to 2005 suffered similar fates. Since 2009, lawmakers have been at loggerheads about pretty much everything, but tension over drug prices has been on the rise while the number of formal plans to address the problem has decreased.

All the while, the pharmaceutical industry has been spreading dollars around the nation’s capital. Drug makers doled out $240 million for lobbying purposes last year, according to the Center for Responsive Politics, making it the biggest spender. The insurance industry was second, at $157 million.

At 17.5 percent of G.D.P. in 2014, American health care costs have been rising faster than pharma’s political tab. Prescription-drug spending increased by 8 percent last year, to about $322 billion. It’s expected to be worse in 2018, when fewer branded products lose patent protection, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services reckons.

Public shaming goes only so far. Growing ire over rising prices for EpiPen and other drugs will put greater pressure on Congress to change policy to help patients with medication bills. The only question left may be whether the industry’s money is greener.”

But NOTHING has worked. Big Pharma Runs America through it’s minions, like Paul Ryan and Mitch McConnell…

Paul Ryan and Mitch Mcconnell sold out America. Period. They did not do their jobs for the American people.

It is time to hunt down Big Pharma’s minions – and get them out of our system.

It is Time For a New Approach…

We all saw, this last week, President Trump go completely around Ryan and McConnell, directly to the Democratic Congressional leadership, to get things done.

It is no surprise that Trump and Bernie Sanders are on exactly the same page about Big Pharma. It is time for a Bipartisan approach to fixing US Health Care – and we can start by making Big Pharma into Little Pharma….

Opinion by “Deplorable” Consumer Advocate Tim Bolen