Because too many politicians are in the pocket of Heath Care and Pharmaceutical company lobbyists. But I still have hope…
I watched an excellent exposé concerning this on 60 Minutes a couple years ago (see, Under The Influence 60 Minutes’ Steve Kroft Reports On Drug Lobbyists’ Role in Passing Bill That Keeps Drug Prices High, 2007). It was sickening.
Not only do senators from both parties receive campaign contributions from these lobbyists, its a known fact that some of them, after leaving the senate, go to work for them at salaries which are unbelievable.
Washington Post: Key Senator Baucus Is a Leading Recipient