Outside looking in I see a political version of the Mad Hatter’s Tea Party.
On one hand the White House exposes health insurance companies for attack ads:
“A new report today confirms one of Washington’s worst-kept secrets – that big insurance companies are fighting tooth and nail to kill health reform that will wrest power from their hands and give it to American families. …” White House Exposes Health Insurance Companies On Health Care Reform
Yet, at the same time with the other pocket …
“…the health lobby is riding to the rescue of the Massachusetts liberal … the host committee for the fundraiser includes lobbyists for Pfizer, Merck, Eli Lilly, Novartis, UnitedHealthcare, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Humana and other insurers … lobbyists from America's Health Insurance Plans and Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America, the major trade groups, were on hand too…” Coakley's Saviors: The health-care industry rides to the Democratic rescue
Turning down the backstretch the race is neck and neck. Martha Coakley (Democrat) leads with 49 percent over Scott Brown (Republican) at 47 percent and Joe Kennedy (Libertarian).
Lobbyists, big money, and national attention aside, Massachusetts was the first State to not only tackle health care reform but experience living with it. While this is their election for their US Senate seat, who better than the people of Massachusetts to cast the first proxy vote on national health care reform.
Scott Brown (Republican) WINS with 52%, Martha Coakley (Democrat) 47%, and Joe Kennedy (Libertarian) 1%
Caregivingly Yours, Patrick Leer
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