An effect of the healthcare industrial complex

Obamacare architect leaves White House for pharmaceutical industry job
Few people embody the corporatist revolving door greasing Washington as purely as Elizabeth Fowler

The revolving door spins ’round and ’round. I can’t put it any better:

This is precisely the behavior which, quite rationally, makes the citizenry so jaded about Washington. It’s what ensures that the interests of the same permanent power factions are served regardless of election outcomes. It’s what makes a complete mockery out claims of democracy. And it’s what demonstrates that corporatism and oligarchy are the dominant forms of government in the US…

To think that the GOP would have done the tiniest thing to overturn ‘Obamacare’ is to demonstrate complete cluelessness (of course, our society abounds with such). I have huge objections to the program, but because it didn’t go far enough (indeed, I don’t think it went anywhere, I see it as no more than a huge gift to the health insurance industry).

When corruption is so thoroughly endemic, can there be any hope of change?

Author: Tfoui

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