US Drug Watchdog Blasts New Congressional Proposals That Would End Transparency Between Physicians & Big Drug Or Medical Device Makers - Who Got Paid?

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The US Drug Watchdog says, "On Thursday, March 17, two bills were introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives that would repeal the ban on physicians referring patients to hospitals, in which they have an ownership stake." The group says, "This is the type of nonsense that our nation can no longer afford. Medicare fraud is now a $60 billion dollar a year business, and this type of legislation will just make things much worse. We thought the Republican Congress was all about saving the taxpayer's money? We want to know how much the co-sponsors of these bills got paid by big drug makers, and medical device makers?" http://USDrugWatchdog.Com

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US healthcare costs are out of control, we as a nation are going broke because of it, and now we have two Congressional bozo's attempting to advance legislation that helps neither the taxpayer, or the consumer. Sorry, not this time

The US Drug Watchdog is blasting two new proposed Congressional bills that fly in the face of creating a competitive environment for hospitals, healthcare facilities, and soaring national medical costs. They say, "The bills- H.R. 1159, introduced by Congressman Doc Hastings (R-WA) and H.R. 1186, introduced by Congressman Sam Johnson (R-TX) - would repeal Section 6001 of the new healthcare law and allow the unchecked growth of physician-owned hospitals to continue." The group goes onto say, "H.R. 1159 also would repeal Section 6002 of the law, which requires drug and medical device manufacturers to publicly report gifts and payments made to physicians and teaching hospitals. Huh? Trust us, this lets let big drug companies, or medical device makers give doctors as much money as they want, with no transparency--- is a really, really bad idea." The US Drug Watchdog says, "Are we the only ones that have a problem with physicians owning their own hospitals, with little to no transparency? Are we the only ones who have a problem with big drug companies, or medical device makers getting to give doctors as much money, gifts, whatever you want to call it, as they want, with no reporting requirements?" The US Drug Watchdog says, "These two quote en quote Congressional bills are both incredibly stupid ideas. Ever hear of heart catheterization mills, where physicians will do a heart cath on anyone? We actually know of an instance where a star high school football player, with no heart issues, was given a heart cath-because he developed heartburn after eating a pizza. This is what happens occasionally when you let doctors own their own hospitals, along with big drug makers, and or medical device makers paying off everyone, who will use their products-also known as lets do a surgery, requiring hospitalization, and lots of pills, and medical devices for everyone." http://USDrugWatchdog.Com

The US Drug Watchdog says, "US healthcare costs are out of control, we as a nation are going broke because of it, and now we have two Congressional bozo's attempting to advance legislation that helps neither the taxpayer, or the consumer. Sorry, not this time." They say, "In this instance the proposed Congressional Bills both look like Good Ol Boy 101, and we think from now on, all Congressional Bill sponsor's should have to reveal right on the bill-how much they took in campaign donations for their quote en quote proposed legislation." The group says, "This is not an attempt to just pick on Republicans, the Democrats do the same kinds of things, and it needs to stop-now. Senator Majority Leader Harry Reid, and his Cowboy Poets, or an Obama-Pelosi trillion dollar jobs bill that produced no jobs? Why are lobbyists allowed to advance their legislation through their bought, and paid for Congressional Delegations in Washington, DC? Our national debt is now $14 trillion and growing. As it turns out shovel ready was the right name for President Obama's trillion dollar jobs boondoggle, and we are calling this lower the curtain on transparency between physicians, the hospitals they own, and contributions from the big drug, or medical device makers-shovel ready also. So as to be clear-shovel ready to us means a turd, and we think its high time the US Congress focuses on the peoples business, not a pay back for a campaign donation." http://USDrugWatchdog.Com

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