Firms with Obama ties profit from health push – are these the transparent folk?

Posted on February 21st, 2011 by admin1 in democratic consulting

WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama’s push for a national health care overhaul is providing a financial windfall in the election offseason to Democratic consulting firms that are closely connected to the president and two top advisers.

Coalitions of interest groups running at least $24 million in pro-overhaul ads hired GMMB, which worked for Obama’s 2008 campaign and whose partners include a top Obama campaign strategist. They also hired AKPD Message and Media, which was founded by David Axelrod, a top adviser to Obama’s campaign and now to the White House. AKPD did work for Obama’s campaign, and Axelrod’s son Michael and Obama’s campaign manager David Plouffe work there.

The firms were hired by Americans for Stable Quality Care and its predecessor, Healthy Economy Now. Each was formed by a coalition of interests with big stakes in health care policy, including the drug maker lobby PhRMA, the American Medical Association, the Service Employees International Union and Families USA, which calls itself "The Voice for Health Care Consumers."

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090819/ap_on_go_pr_wh/us_health_care_consultants

The liar promised he would not cater to special interests.

2 Comments on “Firms with Obama ties profit from health push – are these the transparent folk?”

  1. anticommunist

    The liar promised he would not cater to special interests.References :

  2. Bonnie C

    Yes…..Aren’t we just so happy 0buma and his advisors will make tons of money……
    http://www.miamiherald.com/obama/story/1193444.htmlReferences :

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