Health Care or Insurance Company Bailout?

Discussion in 'Politics & Religion' started by slacker, Dec 20, 2009.

  1. slacker

    slacker

    Looks like what we have now but with a GM style bailout for insurance companies...
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  2. http://www.pbs.org/moyers/journal/12182009/watch.html


    An analysis of public documents by Northwestern University's Medill News Service in partnership with the Tribune Newspapers Washington Bureau and the Center for Responsive Politics found a revolving door between Capitol Hill staffers and lobbying jobs for companies with a stake in health care legislation.

    At least 166 former aides from the nine congressional leadership offices and five committees involved in shaping health overhaul legislation -- along with at least 13 former lawmakers -- registered to represent at least 338 health care clients since the beginning of last year, according to the analysis.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com/health/chi-health-lobbyists_bddec20,0,5453763,print.story




    Earlier this year, the Christian Science Church hired a former Kennedy staffer, Carolyn Osolinik, and three of her colleagues at the Mayer Brown law firm, all veterans of Capitol Hill. The firm has been paid at least $110,000 so far to push a provision requiring insurers to consider covering Christian Science prayer treatments.