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Thu Oct 31, 2019, 06:45 PM

 

BERN NOTICE: Biden's Super PAC Is Led By Health Care Lobbyists

On Wednesday, Joe Biden attacked Bernie for supporting Medicare for All. That same day, we learned that the super PAC bankrolling Bidenís campaign is led by health care industry lobbyists.

Coincidence? You be the judge.

The Intercept and Sludge report that the super PACís treasurer is a former Biden aide who is now the CEO of a lobbying firm that has represented health care systems, medical device companies and the pharmaceutical giant Eli Lilly. The lobbying firm notes on its website that ďour past and current clients include hospital systems, insurers, medical device companies and advocacy organizations.Ē The super PACís board also includes a lobbyist for the hospital industry.

On the same day that the super PAC launched pro-Biden ads, Bidenís campaign lashed out at Bernie for supporting a Medicare for All system that would reduce the profits of the super PAC leadersí health care industry clients. Amid weak grassroots fundraising, Bidenís campaign abruptly reversed its opposition to super PACs, effectively green lighting the new super PAC, which can rake in unlimited corporate and billionaire donations.

In response to the attacks, Bernie 2020 campaign manager Faiz Shakir said this:

"At the same time we are learning that Joe Biden has a Super PAC to bankroll his campaign with unlimited donations from corporations and billionaires, he is once again peddling dishonest insurance company talking points about Medicare for All. Bidenís proposal preserves the corporate greed and corruption that rots our health care system, and his plan leaves millions of Americans uninsured.

"When we eliminate premiums, co-payments, deductibles and out-of-pocket expenses, the overwhelming majority of people will pay less for better health care.

"Will Joe Biden tell the American people how many more of them heís willing to allow to go bankrupt? How many more people would die because they donít get to a doctor in time? We need to have the guts to stand up to corporate greed. Thatís what this election is about."


At this point, Bidenís allegiance to health insurers and drug companies is not exactly a surprise.

Biden launched his presidential campaign with a fundraiser hosted by the CEO of a private health insurance company. The American Prospect has also noted that ďSteve Ricchetti, referred to as Biden's campaign chairman in a published report last month, was a longtime lobbyist for health care and other corporate clients.Ē

As Vox put it: ďThe health care industry is betting on Joe Biden in its war against Medicare-for-all.Ē

Bern after reading,

https://bernie.substack.com/p/bern-notice-bidens-super-pac-is-led
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Reply BERN NOTICE: Biden's Super PAC Is Led By Health Care Lobbyists (Original post)
brooklynite Oct 31 OP
guillaumeb Oct 31 #1
Uncle Joe Oct 31 #2
George II Oct 31 #3
wasupaloopa Oct 31 #4
Uncle Joe Oct 31 #7
Cha Oct 31 #5
lillypaddle Oct 31 #6
emmaverybo Oct 31 #8
vsrazdem Oct 31 #12
dem4decades Oct 31 #9
betsuni Oct 31 #10
Fiendish Thingy Oct 31 #11
vsrazdem Oct 31 #13
Demsrule86 Oct 31 #15
vsrazdem Oct 31 #16
OldRed2450 Oct 31 #17
vsrazdem Oct 31 #18
WobblyDem Oct 31 #19
Demsrule86 Oct 31 #14
myohmy2 Oct 31 #20

Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Oct 31, 2019, 06:48 PM

1. And it is a war.

 

Medicare for All would end the insurance companies control over the system, and hurt the huge profits that they make by denying healthcare to their clients.
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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Oct 31, 2019, 06:48 PM

2. Kicked and recommended.

 

Thanks for the thread brooklynite.
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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Oct 31, 2019, 06:50 PM

3. Come on...it's not "Biden's Super PAC".

 

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primary today, I would vote for:
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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Oct 31, 2019, 06:51 PM

4. Mama said consider the source. Bernie? Yea who would have guessed?

 

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Response to wasupaloopa (Reply #4)

Thu Oct 31, 2019, 06:58 PM

7. I'm curious, if you had to guess or perhaps know, which groups did Biden speak to

 

for two hundred thousand dollars a pop?



(snip)

Since leaving the White House, Biden has reaped millions.

CNBC reported in June 2019 that Biden and his wife, Jill, made more than $15 million combined in 2017 and 2018. And the same month, the Washington Post reported that Biden has made millions of dollars largely from book deals and speaking fees for as much as $200,000 per speech.

The Center for Responsive Politics estimates Bidenís net worth, as of July 2019, at between $2.14 million and $7.92 million.

(snip)


https://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/statements/2019/oct/30/joe-biden/fact-checking-joe-bidens-claim-hes-among-poorest-g/

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Oct 31, 2019, 06:53 PM

5. sirota who pushed jill stein's LIES on voters

 

during the General Election? Please.
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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Oct 31, 2019, 06:55 PM

6. C'mon

 

Fear monger much? Biden has said all along that he supports ACA with changes and improvements, not M4A.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Oct 31, 2019, 07:04 PM

8. Oh please. Exactly why I can not support Bernie whom I once admired. Sirota et al started in

 

on Biden before he even announced. Frankly my dear I donít give a damn about what Bernie says
as I canít trust his people.
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Response to emmaverybo (Reply #8)

Thu Oct 31, 2019, 08:01 PM

12. Exactly why I can't support Biden in the primary, too chumy with insurance lobbys and banks.

 

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Oct 31, 2019, 07:04 PM

9. I prefer my Democratic presidential candidates to be actual Democrats.

 

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Oct 31, 2019, 07:32 PM

10. So we are supposed to believe that because of a super PAC, Biden said Sanders hasn't told

 

people about taxes under Medicare for All on Wednesday. As if this has never come up before. That's it?

Come on, needs moar fear and paranoia about how everybody is going to die because of the ACA. Make hospitals scary. Hospitals will stop at nothing to defeat Bernie. How many times have we heard that someone is taken to the hospital and then pronounced dead? A lot. Coincidence? You be the judge.
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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Oct 31, 2019, 08:00 PM

11. Helloooo, Status Quo...

 

What's a few million uninsured folks going bankrupt, when there's billions in profits to made?
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Response to Fiendish Thingy (Reply #11)

Thu Oct 31, 2019, 08:02 PM

13. Yes, lets all jump and down to keep the status quo; are we excited yet?

 

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Response to vsrazdem (Reply #13)

Thu Oct 31, 2019, 08:50 PM

15. Maybe we should stop looking for excitement and actually try winning...MFA is a loser for us.

 

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Response to Demsrule86 (Reply #15)

Thu Oct 31, 2019, 08:51 PM

16. Yea, that worked so well in 2016.

 

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Response to vsrazdem (Reply #16)

Thu Oct 31, 2019, 09:09 PM

17. Hillary didn't lose in 2016

 

She was cheated. The evidence is there
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Response to OldRed2450 (Reply #17)

Thu Oct 31, 2019, 10:26 PM

18. The result was the same regardless.

 

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Response to Demsrule86 (Reply #15)

Thu Oct 31, 2019, 10:52 PM

19. It's a loser if the intention is to stay in opposition

 

https://thehill.com/policy/healthcare/403248-poll-seventy-percent-of-americans-support-medicare-for-all

Medicare For All has:
85% support among Democrats
52% support among Republicans

We could nominate a wheel of cheese and still have a strong campaign if we ran with M4All. Very happy it's our policy and not the Republicans, we'd get thrashed.
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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Oct 31, 2019, 08:49 PM

14. Biden never made much money in the Senate...unlike all the others...so I really don't care where he

 

gets the money to beat Trump the monster...he won't owe anyone anything and they know it...obviously with millions of jobs lost the insurance companies don't want someone advocating such a plan as MFA...did you think they would? The purity patrol can go away...and by the way I despise the intercept for good reason.
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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Oct 31, 2019, 11:04 PM

20. this...

 

...explains a lot...

"At the same time we are learning that Joe Biden has a Super PAC to bankroll his campaign with unlimited donations from corporations and billionaires, he is once again peddling dishonest insurance company talking points about Medicare for All. Bidenís proposal preserves the corporate greed and corruption that rots our health care system, and his plan leaves millions of Americans uninsured."

...paying attention?

...we can do it...
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