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Tuesday, November 14, 2017

The swamp also rises: Drug lobbyist to oversee federal health agency

Posted By on Tue, Nov 14, 2017 at 11:24 AM

click to enlarge DRUG LOBBYIST: Alex Azar II is Donald Trump's pick to oversee Medicare and Medicaid, a continuating of the administratin's practice of installing foxes at henhouses.
  • DRUG LOBBYIST: Alex Azar II is Donald Trump's pick to oversee Medicare and Medicaid, a continuating of the administratin's practice of installing foxes at henhouses.
Ernest Dumas provides some useful background this week on Donald Trump's appointment of a major drug lobbyist as secretary of Health and Human Services. Dumas does not expect, given the record, better deals out of drug companies for Medicare and Medicaid.

There's also a local angle: Drug lobbyist Alex Azar II was an early hire to Kenneth Starr's Whitewater prosecution team, which came up with exactly nothing to show for its years-long witch hunt over Bill Clinton's participation in a misbegotten real estate investment in Arkansas.

You can read it all here.

Comments Dumas:

After seeing all the Goldman Sachs honchos take charge of financial regulation in the Trump administration and the lobbyists and agents from polluting industries take over environmental protection, public lands and agricultural policy, who could be shocked?

But Alex Azar II?



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