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California considers plan to replace Obamacare

BMJ 2017; 356 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.j1027 (Published 27 February 2017) Cite this as: BMJ 2017;356:j1027

Obamacare: Fact or Fiction


The Sunshine Act of The Affordable Care Act (Obamacare), which focuses on the financial ties and conflicts of interest between Big Pharma and physicians, curiously ignores the very same financial ties and conflicts of interest between Big Pharma and CDC, FDA, and NIH, the powerful agencies, which not only regulate healthcare, but also enjoy a lucrative revolving door with Big Pharma. To quote Karr, “The more things change, the more they stay the same.” 


Competing interests: No competing interests

28 February 2017
Hugh Mann
Physician
Retired
New York, NY, USA