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Health Primary category in which blog post is published

CBO Health Panel Packed With Experts Tied to Anti-Medicare For All Groups

The 19-member panel that advises the Congressional Budget Office on health policy is flush with health insurance, pharmaceutical, and hospital interests.

Health Primary category in which blog post is published

As He Attacks Medicare for All, Mayor Pete Gets Campaign Cash From Health Care Executives

Buttigieg’s recent transformation into explicit Medicare for All critic was accompanied by continued donations from pharmaceutical and health insurance interests.

Health Primary category in which blog post is published

After Record Fundraising Haul From Big Pharma, McConnell Vows to Block Drug Pricing Bill

The bill is backed by both Trump and Pelosi, so McConnell is standing in the way of a major bipartisan breakthrough that could lower drug prices for millions of Americans.

Astroturf Primary category in which blog post is published

Group Claiming to Speak for Rural Democrats is Tied to Fossil Fuel Lobbyists

Heidi Heitkamp’s One Country Project urges Democrats to take a moderate approach to climate change.

Health Primary category in which blog post is published

This Pharma-Backed Astroturf Group Wants to Keep Your Drug Prices High

The Coalition Against Socialized Medicine, a project of the American Conservative Union, is advertising on Politico Playbook this week.

Health Primary category in which blog post is published

Trump Poised to Give Big Pharma a Big Present in India Trade Deal

Trump and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi are discussing an agreement that would lock the world’s second-most-populous country into exclusive prescription drug arrangements.

Dark Money Primary category in which blog post is published

Meet the Oligarchs Funding Campaign to Kill Anti-Poverty Programs

Top funders behind a campaign against food stamps and Medicaid include some well-known rightwing political megadonors.

Lobbying Primary category in which blog post is published

DSCC Raked In Cash From Health Care and Fossil Fuel Lobbyists Before Endorsing Hickenlooper

The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee is intervening in Colorado’s crowded Senate primary to boost a candidate who opposes Medicare for All and the Green New Deal.

Quick Hits Primary category in which blog post is published

After Taking $1 Million from Big Pharma, Hoyer Says Marijuana is a Gateway Drug

Hoyer’s belief that marijuana “leads to the use of harder, very harmful drugs” has been thoroughly debunked.