Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Health Care: Industry Cash Flowed To Drafters of Reform

At the table on May 26 were about 20 donors willing to fork over $10,000 or more to the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, including executives of major insurance companies, hospitals and other health-care firms.

"Most people there had an agenda; they wanted the ear of a senator, and they got it," said Aaron Roland, a San Francisco health-care activist who paid half price to attend the gathering. "Money gets you in the door. The only thing the other side can do is march around and protest outside."

Health-Care Firms Have Supported Lawmakers Debating Reform - washingtonpost.com

Regulations are put in place to help individual companies, not to help "us."  The only way to prevent this is to minimize the ability to make regulations.

1 comment:

tubes said...

Exactly. By the time all the money grubbers secure their pieces of the pie, there won't be any pie left to pay for actual care.