Is Obama now backing Coakley in a last ditch effort to save his No Special Interest Left Behind healthcare bil?
So check this out: The bill Democrats need 60 votes to pass in the U.S. Senate is a HUGE sell-out to corporate lobbying interests for the Insurance Industry and BIG PHARMA. Scott Brown (R-MA) raised over $1.2 million in small donations earlier in the week. INSURANCE AND BIG PHARMA LOBBYISTS WILL BE HOSTING a high dollar fundraiser for Coakley (D-MA) on Tuesday.
Doesn't this tell you everything you need to know about this alleged "reform" bill??
On scale of 1 to 10: How badly did Dems sell out to corporate lobbying interests with this helathcare bill? (For a more detailed look out how Dems sold out the electorate to corporate America)
"They believe that by defeating Martha, and replacing Ted Kennedy with her Republican opponent, they'll be in a position to tie up the Senate and prevent a vote on health insurance reform, financial reform and other issues so important to working families in Massachusetts and the nation," Obama said. "The outcome of these fights will probably rest on one vote in the Senate."
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.
- ArRoLv 61 decade agoFavorite Answer
Politics can be really confusing, even to pols. I thought Conservatives in Congress were 'supporting' both the Pharmaceutical and Insurance industries with their totally NEGATIVE votes on the reform of health care. Now, you accuse the Democrats of supporting Coakley so that those industries will win the fight for reform. This is a spin, on top of a spin! Have you considered this: Those lobbyists know the reform will be passed, but they hate the House bill, with the public option and, would much rather have the Senate bill with no public option and all of the other things the Senate gave away?
- 5 years ago
THIS OBAMA CARE HAS TO GO HERE IS A YOUNG MOTHER FROM STONEHAM SICK AND GAS A FIVE YEAR OLD DAUGHTER AND NEEDS TREATMENT AND BLUECROSS WON'T PAY FOR IT BUT YET TAKE HER MONTHLY PAYMENT FOR A FAMILY PLAN AND REFUSE HER TREATMENT. WHAT WRONG WITH THIS PICTURE IF SHE WAS A FOREIGN FROM ANOTHER COUNTRY SHE WOULD GET THE TREATMENT SHE NEEDED FOR NOTHING NO QUESTIONS ASKED.THESE PEOPLE ON THE FREE INSURANCE THAT WE GIVE THEM FOR NOTHING GET EVERYTHING FOR NOTHING AND THE BEST CARE THAT WE WORKING PEOPLE PAY FOR AND THEY DON'T WORK STAY HOME AND WATCH JERRY SPRINGER AND HERE THIS POOR GIRL PAYS FOR HER INSURANCE AND BLUE CROSS REFUSES TO PAY FOR HER TREATMENT. HOW SAD THIS COUNTRY IS SHORT TO **** THANKS TO THAT THING IN WASHINGTON AND THE POLITICIANS. YET THEY HAVE THE BEST INSURANCE NOT OBAMA CARE ****.
- hebelLv 43 years ago
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- Anonymous1 decade ago
They must be desperate! The last 2 candidates he endorsed lost, never mind he came dead last place with the olympic committee and not to even mention the Global Warming Conference...Source(s): ACORN is their only chance!
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