Monday, August 24, 2009

AHIP's Army

I had thought that the insurance industries were satisfied with direct lobbying and cash donations ($133 million in the last quarter!) in order to unfairly sway reform bills towards corporate profits, but apparently they're instructing corporate employees to attend town halls in an attempt to simulate the existence of a pro-insurance company constituency, and they have 50,000 shills walking in lockstep. I'd dismiss this as conspiracy if the effort wasn't large enough to be a matter of public record.

I've met a lot of people who don't support a public option or who don't support reform, but I've never heard anyone rationalize that opposition by saying good things about the health insurance industry. Unless, of course, (and this includes Joe Lieberman) they are PAID by the health insurance industry.

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