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Francesca9 Donating Member (379 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-05-10 01:31 AM
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Health Insurers Pour Money into GOP Campaigns, Hoping to Limit New Regulations
Source: LA Times

The insurance industry is pouring money into Republican campaign coffers in hopes of scaling back wide-ranging regulations in the new healthcare law but preserving the mandate that Americans buy coverage.

Since January, the nation's five largest insurers and the industry's Washington-based lobbying arm have given three times more money to Republican lawmakers and political action committees than to Democratic politicians and organizations.

That is a marked change from 2009, when the industry largely split its political donations between the parties, according to federal election filings.

Read more: http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/nation/la-na-he...



And the Times - they are a changing ...
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Abq_Sarah Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-05-10 01:35 AM
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1. So, they paid for the mandate on individuals
And now they're going to pay for a reduction in mandates on the companies.

Wow.. who couldn't see this coming?
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Iwillnevergiveup Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-05-10 01:56 AM
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2. There's got to be an uprising
EVERYONE has health - good and bad. Medicare for all.

K&R
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AndyTiedye Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-05-10 02:37 AM
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3. No There Won't. There Will be a Billion Dollars Worth of Advertising
to convince us all that what is good for the insurance companies is good for us.

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Scuba Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-05-10 05:22 AM
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4. If there were a public option...
...no one would stay on for-profit health insurance.
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harun Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-05-10 10:43 AM
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6. The for-profit health insurance industry in America is the naughtiest demon baby capitalism
has birthed and there's serious competition!
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onehandle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-05-10 09:40 AM
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5. Money well spent I'll bet. The health insurance industry is now the new tobacco or guns.
A Republican represented product.

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