Guide to health industries at risk in debt deal

Townhall.com Staff
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Posted: Jul 05, 2011 9:56 AM
Guide to health industries at risk in debt deal
Last year, health care industry groups gave President Barack Obama’s reform plan the support it needed to become law. Now, those same groups are sweating over what might happen in the debt ceiling talks — because their fortunes might be about to change.

Critics of the reform often attack it as a collection of “backroom health care deals,” and Democrats did have an easier time passing it because powerful groups — like hospitals and the drug industry — endorsed the legislation, or at least agreed to hold their fire. Some of them did get rewarded for their help, by being spared from deeper cuts or other legislation they’ve opposed for years.

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