Author Topic: Concierge medicine: WebMD pockets millions from feds to promote Obamacare  (Read 208 times)

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Offline Cincinnatus

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Just damn. WebMD bought and paid for like a cheap whore.

Two months before enrollment began in the Obamacare exchanges, the administration’s top health care official heaped praise on WebMD for launching an online resource to help Americans navigate the complex law

The consumer health care site had the occasional nice thing to say about Obamacare, too. In one article, it predicted doctors might pick up more patients and crowed in an article titled “7 Surprising Things About the Affordable Care Act” that many consumers already had received insurance refunds under the law.

But what neither Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius nor WebMD mentioned at the time was that the company, which millions of Americans regularly read for health news, also stood to earn millions of dollars from a federal contract to teach doctors about Obamacare.

The contract documents, reviewed by The Washington Times, reward WebMD handsomely. For instance, the fee schedule offers dozens of products, including:

•  As much as $126,826 for a single 5,000-word review article on scientific advances in a clinical topic.

• Up to $68,916 for a four-minute video from an opinion specialist.

• More than $140,000 for an eight-question online quiz.

WebMD says it doesn’t believe it had an obligation to disclose to its broad consumer base its $4.8 million contract with the government. The company says the contract, while awarded to WebMD, went through its Medscape platform, which provides continuing education to doctors in a password-protected portal and is run independently from WebMD’s news operation.

Yes, it certainly does have an obligation of full disclosure.

Poor WebMD. It's credibility now joins Obama's in the same toilet.
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Offline Rapunzel

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Re: Concierge medicine: WebMD pockets millions from feds to promote Obamacare
« Reply #1 on: November 14, 2013, 09:41:34 PM »
Not just WebMd.  I think people would have their heads explode if they knew who has had their palms greased due to OCare.. another General Electric has received over 100 million tax dollars (and remember they don't even have to pay taxes)
“The time is now near at hand which must probably determine, whether Americans are to be, Freemen, or Slaves.” G Washington July 2, 1776

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