What Special Interests are Getting for Selling Out on Health Reform

The American Medical Association (AMA): A promise to repeal a scheduled 21 percent cut in physician’s Medicare reimbursements under the current law.

AARP: As many as 8.5 million seniors will lose their Medicare Advantage coverage and be forced to buy Medigap insurance instead. AARP (which has morphed into an insurance company) is one of the main sellers of Medigap.

The drug industry: A 10-year limit of $80 billion in cuts in prescription drug costs and administration assurances that it will continue to bar lower-cost Canadian drugs from coming into the U.S.

Insurance companies: Access to 40 million potential new customers.

Full article in The Hill’s Pundits Blog.

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  1. Brian W. says:

    Sounds a lot like the proverbial “two wolves and a sheep” voting on what to have for dinner.

  2. Ken says:

    What are they getting for selling out? They’re getting theirs.

  3. Devon Herrick says:

    All the stakeholders believe they can bargain their way out of their ox getting gored. I suspect they will all discover they’re wrong.

  4. Stephen C. says:

    This reads like something out of Atlas Shrugged. Where is John Galt when we need him?

  5. Bruce says:

    Why isn’t selling out your membership fraud? And if it is fraud, why isn’t it criminal fraud?

  6. Juan O. says:

    Who is John Galt?