Former Clinton PR group, health multinational combine forces to sell disastrous Obamacare to unwitting Americans
Oct 25, 2013
With all the terrible (but entirely predictable) fallout stories emerging from the Obamacare launch, including higher premiums, outright cancellations of existing policies, and even hospitals having to cut jobs to meet lower costs, how is the Obama administration going to keep selling the US population on the “Affordable” Care Act?
That’s right, the administration has received a shot in the arm from the news that Families USA, a health care lobbyist group, has received a $1 million grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the largest health philanthropy outfit in the country, to go around spreading Pro-Obamacare stories.
Obviously there is a problem finding such stories at the moment, as barely anyone has been able to sign up, let alone save any money.
Families USA spent a significant amount of time prior to the passage of the new healthcare law advocating its potential benefits and injecting those talking points into the public domain, now the group has been tasked with repeating its previous role.
Ron Pollack, the Executive Director of Families USA, and a former Bill Clinton advisor, will be providing new stories for the media and others who are interested “before the month is over.” “We have a bunch of stories that are in the hopper for vetting,” adds Pollack.
I bet you do sir.
Families USA essentially ran the PR for Clinton’s failed campaign for comprehensive health care legislation in the mid ’90s, using what the New York Times dubbed “a careful mix of statistics, hard-luck stories and staged political events in shaping public perceptions of the nation’s health care problems.”
The Times called the outfit, an “unusual advocacy group”. To you and me, they are a propaganda outfit.
The afore mentioned Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the group putting up the funds for the propaganda campaign, is the spin off tax dodging “philanthropy” arm of Johnson & Johnson, one of the largest US multinationals dealing in medical devices and pharmaceuticals.
Hmmm, so I wonder what their motivation is? It also just so happens that one of the Obama administration’s leading health care policy officials skipped over to become a lobbyist for Johnson & Johnson late last year.
The insurance industry and the health industry, with the government in it’s back pocket, wrote the Affordable Care Act, now they fully intend on reaping the rewards by squeezing everything they can out of middle class America.
Steve Watson is the London based writer and editor for Alex Jones’ Infowars.com, and Prisonplanet.com. He has a Masters Degree in International Relations from the School of Politics at The University of Nottingham, and a Bachelor Of Arts Degree in Literature and Creative Writing from Nottingham Trent University.