“We’re in the grip of a very big industry, and it doesn’t want to stop making money.”


Pharmaceutical companies, medical device manufacturers, hospitals, and insurance companies are all profiting on our declining health. And all those companies spend their money lavishly – millions of dollars go to Washington lobbyists – to ensure that nothing ever changes. To get our moral compass back on track, we need to remember that healthcare is about more than just the bottom line – it’s about making individual Americans and the country healthier.

What We Know
From the Web
May 20, 2013 Bloomberg

Wildly Varying Hospital Prices Keep Health Care Expensive

by the Editors
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May 16, 2013 New York Times

Pills Tracked From Doctor to Patient to Aid Drug Marketing

by Katie Thomas
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May 8, 2013 Huffington Post

Big Pharma CEOs Rake in $1.57 Billion in Pay

by Ethan Rome
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Jul 15, 2012 USA TODAY

Health task force challenges convention, faces condemnation

by Liz Szabo
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Aug 4, 2011 NPR

FDA’s advice for eating right is hard on the wallet

by Eliza Barclay
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