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Anonymous asked in Politics & GovernmentPolitics · 1 decade ago

Why would an army of lobbyists for drug & health insurance companies be at a fundraiser for Coakley in DC?

Kind of strange that she left her homestate to gather in DC isn't it.

With Democrat Martha Coakley in trouble in the Massachusetts special election to fill Ted Kennedy's seat, Democrats could lose vote No. 60 for President Obama's health-care bill. In response, an army of lobbyists for drug companies, health insurance companies, and hospitals has teamed up to throw a high-dollar Capitol Hill fundraiser for Coakley next Tuesday night. The invitation is here.

Of the 22 names on the host committee--meaning they raised $10,000 or more for Coakley--17 are federally registered lobbyists, 15 of whom have health-care clients. Of the other five hosts, one is married to a lobbyist, one was a lobbyist in Pennsylvania, another is a lawyer at a lobbying firm, and another is a corporate CEO. Oh, and of course, there's also the political action commitee for Boston Scientific Corporation.

All the leading drug companies have lobbyists on Coakley's host committee: Pfizer, Merck, Amgen, Sanofi-Aventis, Eli Lilly, Novartis, Astra-Zeneca, and more. On the insurance side of things, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Cigna, Humana, HealthSouth, and United Health all are represented on the host committee.

http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/blogs/be...

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  • Quan
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    1 decade ago
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    If the health care bill passes, they get a ton of new customer. It is also likely that the Public Option will not pass. Without the Public Option, the bill is just a giveaway to them. Trust me, they want the Senate Helath Care Bill very very badly.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Health Insurance companies and Big Pharma have made BIG deals with 0bama behind closed doors and they have to make sure they support and lobby to keep those deals with the government!!

    FOLLOW the MONEY!!!!

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  • Because liberal Democrats are the last remaining capitalists in America. Teabaggers are national socialists and Republicans are fascists.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Because if she wins, the insurance companies will own America lock stock and barrel. Thanks a ******* lot you Marxist DC bastards.

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