Posts Tagged ‘max baucus’
Last night health care reform died.Â Â What went wrong?Â Â A plethora of explanations from all the usual suspects to follow.Â Â You will hear some rumblings of dissent — press on.
The simple answer:Â everything was wrong. Â This never was about health care reform.Â This was always an attempt at health insurance reform.Â And in that regard it was a miserable failure.Â The bill, as passed by the Senate, was a cruel proposition.Â The ultimate lay away plan: pay me now and you might be able to enjoy your coerced purchase in four years.Â Do you know how much can change in four years?Â Everything.
As I wrote many weeks ago, the health insurance industry will not lose this battle …Â any more than the too-big-to-fail Banks have … all at immense public expense.
Max Baucus‘ political contributions from the health care and finance industry are well documented.Â Now they have enlisted Tom Daschle and Bob Dole.Â Â What a pair — Tweedle Dee and Tweddle Dum.Â Â I have never understood what qualified Tom Daschle as a health care expert?Â Â His ties to the industry?Â A deposed ex-Senate Majority Leader?