More On Swine… Senate Swine

12 10 2009

A bit ago I took a swipe at Blue Cross/Blue Shield and its parent Wellpoint for their metering out of flu vaccine, making mention of Wellpoint’s $61 Billion in profits last year.  Well, given Bill Moyer’s excellent piece on Wellpoint’s influence on Max Baucas and the Senate Finance Committee (see video below) – and its massive efforts to derail healthcare reform, and in particular a public option, I guess we now know why they needed to amass such profits.

I mean, really.  It’s very expensive to overcome something when over 60% of the public wants it – it takes a lot of money to buy off the Senate.  We should be more understanding of how private healthcare insurers are “protecting” us.

Pigs at the troth…




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