Monday, November 22, 2010

Unhealthy Alliance

Think Progress notes a report by Bloomberg News that the health insurance industry funneled over $86 million to the "U.S." Chamber of Commerce to run ad campaigns against health insurance reform. Clearly, the health insurance industry wanted a third party to be the face of opposition to reform, since its own image has been badly damaged after years of abuses and fraud. Imagine the good that $86 million would have done if it had been, say, donated to charity or to helping military families.

The upcoming fight by the industry's paid-for Rethuglican legislators to "repeal and replace" will be well financed by the greedheads who want to return to the days of gouging the public while denying them coverage. "Repeal and replace?" No, "repeal and retreat."

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