Tag Archives: Wall Street run healthcare

It’s time to peel off the Obama decals and set the lobbyists on fire

According to Reuters today, Obama is urging “a new spirt of compromise on healthcare.” What might that mean, you wonder. Well, Senator Jay Rockefeller seems to think it means big payoffs to the healthcare industry, in exchange for a hollow legislative victory. He estimates that, in the current draft of the healthcare reform bill being […]

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Bill Maher interviews Bill Moyers

I don’t know how much longer this will remain on YouTube, as HBO tends to yank things down pretty quickly, but I wanted to pass this along. It’s brilliant, sobering stuff. [Parts 2 and 3 can be found here.] Here’s some of what Moyers had to say on the subject of healthcare reform (transcript courtesy […]

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Tea-Baggers Gone Wild: taking back healthcare town halls

Every year at this time, when Congress goes into recess, our elected officials travel back to their home districts and engage their constituents. And, this year, as you can imagine, most of them are talking primarily about healthcare reform. The problem is, Republican operatives have made it their mission to disrupt such town hall meetings, […]

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CIGNA’s Wendell Potter on the state of American healthcare

If you haven’t yet watched Bill Moyers with CIGNA Healthcare’s former head of corporate communications, Wendell Potter, I’d suggest you take a few minutes and watch it. Here, by way of background, is a quote from Potter as he recently testified before the Senate Commerce Committee: The industry and its backers are using fear tactics, […]

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