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Wed Mar 20, 2019, 09:56 PM

Health industry lobbyists are posing as "ordinary citizens who don't want Medicare for All"

/ Cory Doctorow / 7:38 am Wed Mar 20, 2019
Health industry lobbyists are posing as "ordinary citizens who don't want Medicare for All"
FROM THE BOING BOING SHOP


Here are some "ordinary citizens" who have recently been featured in the press as people who are completely OK with the state of American healthcare and totally opposed to Medicare for All or any other project to reform America's worst-in-the-world health care system: "Mustafa Tameez, businessman, Texas" (Tameez is managing director at Texas-based Outreach Strategists, a public affairs and lobbying firm that reps Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas, University of Texas Physicians, and St. Luke’s Hospital).

Another health care status quo enthusiast is "Jim Corson, Montana" (Corson was a 14 year veteran of the staff of Sen Max Baucus, the former Senate Finance Committee who killed ACA's public option).

"James Rang" is just an ordinary dude who wrote a letter to the editor opposing single-payer because it was bad for the "free market" (Rang is vice president in the employee benefits department at the Friedman Group -- that is, he's a health-insurance salesman).

Florida businessman "Carlos Carbonell" is one of the "influential leaders" cited in the Orlando Sentinel's piece on opposition to health-care reform (Carbonell is a Public Affairs Advisor” at Converge Strategies, a lobbyist that reps the health care industry).

"Jack A. Roy," a proud son of Massachussetts, and he "[does] understand how this could work" (Roy is the former head of the Haverhill City Republican Committee.).

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Mar 20, 2019, 10:03 PM

1. Got to get the wall street predator wealthiest out of our crummy healthcare system.

F' the lobbyists for the American Criminal Enterprise Healthcare System.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Mar 20, 2019, 11:17 PM

2. They don't have any good argument so they have to lie

These guys should be called out and have their bias exposed on all media, not just boingboing.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Mar 20, 2019, 11:48 PM

3. Taking notes from the Russian troll farms. Nice.

And to think we could have had "Hillarycare" DECADES ago but noooooooooooo. Conservative America lost their GD minds over a woman who kept her name and had a job and GOD HELP US ALL, an independently functioning brain.



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