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May 9, 2009

Oh golly gee. Health insurers and drug companies don’t want the single payer health insurance. I can’t say that I’m surprised. Read this.  Then this .

Now, take a look at this.From March of 2009 – the top 10 House & Senate recipients of Health Insurers and Drug Companies.

From Consumer Watchdog

Top 10 Senate Recipients of          Top 10 House Recipients of
Health Insurer Money                      Health Insurer Money

Senator                                  Amount              Representative               Amount
McCain, John (R-AZ)       $251,834           Cantor, Eric (R-VA)          $113,850
McConnell, Mitch(R-KY)$200,200         Camp, Dave (R-MI)           $112,923
Baucus, Max (D-MT)        $183,750           Pomeroy, Earl (D-ND)     $104,500
Lieberman, Joe (I-CT)     $101,400          Boehner, John (R-OH)     $101,200
Chambliss, Saxby (R-GA)$98,600           Deal, Nathan (R-GA)          $100,000
Collins, Susan (R-ME)      $96,500            Towns, Edolphus (D-NY)  $87,750
Kyl, Jon (R-AZ)                  $90,450            Rogers, Mike (R-AL)            $74,000
Warner, Mark (D-VA)     $89,700             Blunt, Roy (R-MO)                $72,800
Hatch, Orrin (R-UT)        $85,903              Ryan, Paul (R-WI)                $69,000
Nelson, Ben (D-NE)         $83,300              Tanner, John (D-TN)           $68,500

Top 10 Senate Recipients of          Top 10 House Recipients of
Drug Co. Money                                     Drug Co. Money

Senator                                  Amount               Representative                Amount
McCain, John (R-AZ)       $294,603       Barton, Joe (R-TX)           $187,100
Baucus, Max (D-MT)        $229,020      Dingell, John (D-MI)         $180,300
McConnell, Mitch (R-KY)   $225,200 Boehner, John (R-OH)     $156,125
Lieberman, Joe (I-CT)     $196,540      Frelinghuysen, R. (D-NJ) $152,850
Hatch, Orrin (R-UT)       $186,900        Clyburn, James (D-SC)      $145,514
Spectre, Arlen (R-PA)     $179,650       Buyer, Steve (R-IN)          $141,350
Mendez, Robert (D-NJ)     $147,243     Cantor, Eric (R-VA)          $135,600
Enzi, Mike (R-WY)         $134,500          Rogers, Mike (R-AL)          $133,946
Kyl, Jon (R-AZ)           $118,350               Blunt, Roy (R-MO)            $133,500
Cornyn, John (R-TX)       $115,900       Gerlach, Jim (R-PA)          $131,660

I’ll rest so much easier knowing that McCain & Kyle received almost 3/4 of 1 mil from them.

Single Payer system. It’s not Socialism. It’s covering everyone and save at least $350 BILLION a year – enough to fund the program for ALL OF US! saving. PLUS “Patients would regain free choice of doctor and hospital, and doctors would regain autonomy over patient care.” What a fucking novel concept that would be – letting the doctor decide what is best, not some third party basing treatment on cost, not what’s best for the patient.

No worries. The mass will fret and handwring, believing that hell is at the doorstep if the single payer goes through.

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