WASHINGTON — Rep. Francis Rooney doesn’t sit on any of the congressional committees that deal with health care policy. His last government job was a stint as U.S. ambassador to the Holy See. In politics, he is best known as a Republican Party megadonor, the product of a lucrative career as a finance and construction executive.
But suddenly, he’s an unlikely leading man in an increasingly noisy health policy fight over drug prices.
It looks as if they found one republican that is not in the pocket of the pharmaceutical industry. This is another example of the “Both Sides” kind of journlalism, or content marketing , that brought a criminal regime to power. Rooney is an outlier, highlighted here to give the impression of a kind or sensible billionaire.
We need drug reforms.
Enough is enough!
Comments are closed.