ObamaCare Architect Elizabeth Fowler Cashing In The Payoff

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by wkmac, Dec 5, 2012.

  1. wkmac

    wkmac Well-Known Member

    Cha-Ching
     
  2. cheryl

    cheryl I started this. Staff Member

    Obamacare architect leaves White House for pharmaceutical industry job

    Obamacare architect leaves White House for pharmaceutical industry job - The Guardian

    Whatever one's views on Obamacare were and are: the bill's mandate that everyone purchase the products of the private health insurance industry, unaccompanied by any public alternative, was a huge gift to that industry; as Wheeler wrote at the time: "to the extent that Liz Fowler is the author of this document, we might as well consider WellPoint its author as well." Watch the five-minute Bill Moyers report from 2009, embedded below, on the key role played in all of this by Liz Fowler and the "revolving door" between the health insurance/lobbying industry and government officials at the time this bill was written and passed.

    More amazingly still, when the Obama White House needed someone to oversee implementation of Obamacare after the bill passed, it chose . . . Liz Fowler. That the White House would put a former health insurance industry executive in charge of implementation of its new massive health care law was roundly condemned by good government groups as at least a violation of the "spirit" of governing ethics rules and even "gross", but those objections were, of course, brushed aside by the White House. She then became Special Assistant to the President for Healthcare and Economic Policy at the National Economic Council.

    Now, as Politico's "Influence" column briefly noted on Tuesday, Fowler is once again passing through the deeply corrupting revolving door as she leaves the Obama administration to return to the loving and lucrative arms of the private health care industry:

    "Elizabeth Fowler is leaving the White House for a senior-level position leading 'global health policy' at Johnson & Johnson's government affairs and policy group."

    [video=youtube;hZ5tj4cN9Jk]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hZ5tj4cN9Jk[/video]
     
  3. bbsam

    bbsam Moderator Staff Member

    Re: Obamacare architect leaves White House for pharmaceutical industry job

    Can we now stop calling Obamacare "socialism"?
     
  4. roadrunner2012

    roadrunner2012 Four hours in the mod queue for a news link Troll

    Re: Obamacare architect leaves White House for pharmaceutical industry job

    Who does she think she is, Michael Chertoff?
     
  5. bogeyball

    bogeyball Member

    Can we now stop calling Obamacare "socialism"?

    Why?
     
  6. scratch

    scratch Least Best Moderator Staff Member

    Re: Obamacare architect leaves White House for pharmaceutical industry job

    Even the Russians call Obama a Socialist, you would figure that at least they recognize their own kind.
     
  7. bbsam

    bbsam Moderator Staff Member

    Re: Obamacare architect leaves White House for pharmaceutical industry job

    If you read the piece and still have to ask, then you have no idea what socialism is.
     
  8. bbsam

    bbsam Moderator Staff Member

    Re: Obamacare architect leaves White House for pharmaceutical industry job

    See post 6.
     
  9. bbsam

    bbsam Moderator Staff Member

    Re: Obamacare architect leaves White House for pharmaceutical industry job

    Which Russians, by the way.
     
  10. bbsam

    bbsam Moderator Staff Member

  11. Re: Obamacare architect leaves White House for pharmaceutical industry job

    I don't know why is everybody jumping on this socialism ship, when not everybody here of the posters were living in one... Try it then come back here and tell us if it's socialism...
     
  12. upsgrunt

    upsgrunt Well-Known Member

    Re: Obamacare architect leaves White House for pharmaceutical industry job

    Pretty sure no one here lived through the Halocaust either, but does anybody need to experience that to know it was bad?
     
  13. scratch

    scratch Least Best Moderator Staff Member

    Re: Obamacare architect leaves White House for pharmaceutical industry job

    I did read the original article, its about a White House healthcare advisor leaving to make big bucks at a drug company. I was responding to the "why" quote that bogeyball posted. Where have you been? Pravda and Vladimir Putin have been calling Obama a Socialist for years and have been warning him that Socialism always fails. The White House is on record as claiming that they will do Socialism better than the former Soviets.
     
  14. Re: Obamacare architect leaves White House for pharmaceutical industry job

    Are you gonna tell us how awesome is scuba diving, when (maybe) you never done it?
    Why do you actually know or think that we are socialist country? What makes you say/feel that?
    IMO it's crony capitalism, but for real ask anybody who was born/lived in a real socialist country and compare the US to it, I doubt they will say ohh yeah USA is a very much socialist country.
    I lived through communism, socialism and now crony capitalism for the past years here in the US and so far the US ponzi fiat world reserve currency worked out the best in my materialistic life, now we need something new :peaceful: