‘President traded senior health benefits for drug company support for his reelection’ –
BOHEMIA, NY, Jun 1 – The Association of Mature American Citizens today demanded a full Congressional investigation into charges that President Obama traded health benefits for older Americans in exchange for drug company support for his reelection.
“There is more than sufficient evidence, including tell-tale internal documents, that show the president’s men cut a ‘carrot-and-stick’ deal with Big Pharma for reelection support. If the pharmaceutical companies cooperated they might avoid higher taxes and reap a few important benefits, as well,” according to Dan Weber, president of AMAC.
“The benefits included a major policy change that would potentially scotch the ability of seniors to purchase cheaper prescription drugs from offshore sources.”
Weber said that the issue is not whether a deal was cut, but who cut the deal, the White House or Senate surrogates. He cited Texas Congressman Mike Burgess who said the documents describe “a sequential, planned, organized strategy for the White House to trade policy for politics.”
This is an important issue for AMAC, which represents more than 340,000 senior members, according to Weber. “If these accusations are true it could mean the administration is allowing the drug companies to reap millions in profits at the expense of older Americans.”
He urged Congress to conduct an investigation and hold hearings “to look into these serious allegations. The President must follow through on his promise for complete transparency of the actions of members of his administration. He owes it to the community of older Americans who pay for the majority of drugs sold in the country to divulge the truth”
NOTE TO EDITORS: Dan Weber is available for telephone interviews on this issue. Please contact John Grimaldi at 917-846-8485 or [email protected] to set up a chat.
The Association of Mature American Citizens [http://www.amac.us] is a vibrant, vital and conservative alternative to those traditional organizations, such as AARP, that dominate the choices for mature Americans who want a say in the future of the nation. Where those other organizations may boast of their power to set the agendas for their memberships, AMAC takes its marching orders from its members. We act and speak on their behalf, protecting their interests, and offering a conservative insight on how to best solve the problems they face today.