Lobbyists representing Catholic bishops were admitted into the office of Nancy Pelosi to take part in negotiations about what measures would be allowed in the health care reform bill. Was their involvement ethical or not?
In this Irregular Week in Review podcast: Senate Democrats behaving badly.
Why did Arkansas Senator Blanche Lincoln vote to kill Barack Obama’s health care reform centerpiece, the public option? The answer has a lot to do with her sources of campaign finance reform.
The 5 Democrats who defected to the Republican side to defeat Obama’s public option are: Max Baucus, Blanche Lincoln, Kent Conrad, Bill Nelson and Tom Carper.
When exactly does Max Baucus suggest additional health care legislation is going to take passed, if it can’t take place in a Senate with a veto-proof Democratic majority, less than a year after the landslide election of a popular Democratic President?
When the government does not serve us well, it’s because we citizens are not working with enough determination to hold it accountable. When private insurance companies do not serve us well, it’s because they’re fulfilling their missions to find a way to profit from our illnesses.
Republicans like Senator Grassley are constantly telling us that the government is incapable of providing services as efficiently and affordably as private businesses. If that’s really true, why would a government public option for health care coverage “force private insurers out of business”?
Using his own standards, we could accuse Congressman Adrian Smith of proposing a government takeover of health care for animals. When it comes to health care for human beings, however, Smith says that he’s against it.
As much as Poe claims to oppose increasing government spending on health care, 5 of Poe’s own earmarks were written to increase government spending on health care projects.
BaucusCare doesn’t even include the public option which would provide an alternative to private medical insurance and pressure insurance companies to stop abusing sick and injured Americans when they’re at their most vulnerable.
Governor Tim Pawlenty will move Minnesota toward secession just in order to protect Minnesotans from improved access to affordable health care.