Johnson & Johnson Company's partner RWJF gets involved in the presidential race by lobbying for universal healthcareRobert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) is, for all intents and purposes, the political wing of the Johnson & Johnson Company as outlined here.
Johnson & Johnson is in the business of selling pharmaceuticals, drugs, over the counter healthcare products, and medical devices. As such, it is in their best interest to make sure their potential customers have healthcare insurance coverage to ensure that payment for their goods and services are handled in an expedient manner......socialized healthcare coverage helps streamline that revenue process.
So in their selfish business interests Johnson & Johnson thru the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation have partnered with some apparently unbiased non-profits to push for a universal health insurance program........look for them to fund the candidate or party which more earnestly pushes the socialized insurance debate. In this article the American Cancer Society, the American Medical Association, and the AARP have partnered to force the issue. And here, RWJF relishes their involvement in efforts to defeat private health insurance programs.
In the past, Clearing the Air readers may have noticed our tireless efforts to expose J & J / RWJF's reason for funding the smoking ban agenda. Yet many in the non-smoking community couldn't be more apathetic. That apathy however, has allowed the largest drug manufacturer (J & J) and their political foundation (RWJF) to hone their rent seeking skills.......those lobbying efforts however and their effects on the community, are precisely why citizens of all demographics need to get involved in defeating these special interests.