Apparently some Republican Party candidates aren’t expectingmajor contributions from Big Pharma or the insurance industry. Thelatest attack on those industries, by GOP candidateCarly Fiorina, was anything but acampaign donation closer.

Like Republican hopeful Sen. Marco Rubio (R, Fla.), Fiorina, theformer Hewlett-Packard CEO, is laying most of the blame for risinghealth care costs on insurers and drug makers. As reported by TheHill, she took multiple hard shots at both during a Fox BusinessNetwork debate.

Her primary target, Obamacare, came in for its share of roastingfrom Fiorina. But she appeared to save her harshest blasts forpharmaceutical companies and health insurers. She accused the twoof partnering with the White House to create a new health insurancesystem that enriches insurers and drug makers while drainingdollars from employers.

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Dan Cook

Dan Cook is a journalist and communications consultant based in Portland, OR. During his journalism career he has been a reporter and editor for a variety of media companies, including American Lawyer Media, BusinessWeek, Newhouse Newspapers, Knight-Ridder, Time Inc., and Reuters. He specializes in health care and insurance related coverage for BenefitsPRO.