Obamacare Architect Leaves Senate for Big Pharma
There seems to be nearly universal agreement among self-respecting progressives (those to the left of Michael Moore) that Obamacare has been little more than a glorified corporate welfare bill for health insurance and pharmaceutical companies. Thus it’s little surprise that Elizabeth Fowler, the senate adviser responsible for drafting the bill (and killing the Public Option), has been offered a cushy job at the drug company Johnson and Johnson. Moreover before joining the office of Senator Max Baucus, the Democratic Chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, as the point person for the health care bill, Fowler was the Vice President for Public Policy and External Affairs at WellPoint, the nation’s largest health insurance provider.
Glenn Greenwald nails this classic example of corporate revolving door syndrome in his recent Guardian article about Fowler’s finesse in using her government credentials in climbing the corporate ladder.
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*Note: you’re unlikely to read about any of this in the US corporate media. They want you to think our elected representatives still run the country.
Cross posted at The Most Revolutionary Act