NEN- obama's Mother of All HealthCare Lies and the Town Hall Mayhem it Caused





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BUT the true mother or all obama LIES is his pledge not to raise taxes on the middle class. In fact, this isnt even the biggest lie hes told about ObamaCare; that would be his promise to somehow make the program deficit-neutral. What this may be is the biggest lie hes told about changing the culture in Washington, a key element of the Hopenchange mythos thats rapidly disintegrated as hes made waiver after waiver for the lobbyists he claimed would never work for his administration and ignored the five-day waiting period for public debate he swore would precede his signature on bills passed by Congress.



It says the White House agreed to oppose any congressional efforts to use the governments leverage to bargain for lower drug prices or import drugs from Canada — and also agreed not to pursue Medicare rebates or shift some drugs from Medicare Part B to Medicare Part D, which would cost Big Pharma billions in reduced reimbursements.
In exchange, the Pharmaceutical Researchers and Manufacturers Association (PhRMA) agreed to cut $80 billion in projected costs to taxpayers and senior citizens over ten years. Or, as the memo says: Commitment of up to $80 billion, but not more than $80 billion.
Representatives from both the White House and PhRMA, shown the outline, adamantly denied that it reflected reality. PhRMA senior vice president Ken Johnson said that the outline is simply not accurate. This memo isnt accurate and does not reflect the agreement with the drug companies, said White House spokesman Reid Cherlin
PhRMAs Johnson cast doubts on the provenance of the outline. The memo, as described, is simply not accurate, he said in a statement. Anyone could have written it. Unless it comes from our board of directors, its not worth the paper its written on. Clearly, someone is trying to short circuit our efforts to try and make health care reform a reality this year. Thats not going to happen. Too much is at stake for both patients and the U.S. economy. Our new ads supporting health care reform are starting this week, and we are redoubling our efforts to drive awareness of why this issue is so important to Americas future.
Johnson added that no outside lobbyists — not a single one — were ever involved in our discussions with the Senate Finance Committee or the White House so someone is blowing smoke.

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