Thursday, October 13, 2011

More ObamaTardiness©

Regardless of one's stance on the overall benefits of ObamaCare©, it is the law, and insurers and providers are having to live with it.

HHS Secretary Shecantbeserious?

Not so much:

"[HHS Secretary Shecantbeserious] has yet to write rules — mandated as part of [ObamaCare©] — that would force drug and medical-device companies to disclose their gifts, fees and payments to doctors."

We've discussed such swag before, but these are new, more draconian rules that were explicitly set forth in the bill we had to pass to learn what's in it:

"[ObamaCare©] required that disclosure rules be drafted “not later than October 1, 2011,” a deadline that came and went quietly and without any explanation from [Shecantbeserious]."

So the rule of law applies to thee, but not to me?


As the cited article notes, ethical issues "can arise when doctors have substantial financial ties to the drug companies that aim to influence their prescribing habits."

Of course, "ethical issues" don't seem to bother the folks tasked with actually implementing these rules.

Shocking, no?
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