House Joins Senate To Cater To Insurance Lobbyists
There is no official congressional resolution declaring it to be so, but quite clearly, yesterday was Congressional Cater To Insurance Companies Day. In the Senate, a coalition of Democrats and Republicans joined forces to thwart the public option in health care reform legislation – just what insurance companies were hoping for.
At the same time, the House of Representatives passed H. Res 16, a resolution written by Representative Judy Biggert, praising insurance companies and beseeching Americans to buy insurance company products. Only one member of Congress, Peter Stark had the integrity to vote against this fawning, servile demonstration of congressional submission to the power of the insurance lobby.