Sunday, December 27, 2009

The real impact of Harry and Louise

I have previously blogged about all the goodies in the health care bill for Big Pharma, such as preventing the government from negotiating drug prices and blocking importation of lower-cost drugs from countries that negotiate drug prices.

I didn't see the point of the 2009 Harry and Louise television ad campaign in which Louise says that she hopes congress will pass the deal fast.  Did Big Pharma, the ones paying for this ad campaign, hope to get Americans to call up congress to pass the bill that their lobbyists wrote?

Then the real reason hit me.

By running these ads in favor of the health care bill, Big Pharma was flexing their muscles to show that they could also run ads against them, too.  Those ads were a threat.

We were robbed at gun point.  Thanks, Harry and Louise!

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