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Pharma Giants Flaunt Rules: Several of the largest American pharmaceutical companies have repeatedly defrauded Medicare, Medicaid and patients over the past decade. But because these drugmakers””including Pfizer and Merck””are the only ones making critical medicines in the U.S., the federal government must continue to do business with them.
Patricia Barry has a piece on AARP Bulletin addressing the statement President Obama made when signing the health care bill last week, about how Americans should get the same health benefits that members of Congress currently have. He said, “Why can’t we enjoy the same benefits that they get?” Well, it looks like health care reform may do just that: Members of Congress currently get their health insurance through the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program, which offers a menu of …