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Voltaire2

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Mon Dec 2, 2019, 05:56 PM Dec 2019

State lawmakers acknowledge lobbyists helped craft their op-eds attacking Medicare-for-all

Emails show opponents are mobilizing at local level to try to turn Americans away from big health-care changes


Lobbyists either helped draft or made extensive revisions to opinion columns published by three state lawmakers in a way that warned against the dangers of Medicare-for-all and other government involvement in health care, according to emails obtained by The Washington Post.

Montana state Rep. Kathy Kelker (D) and Sen. Jen Gross (D) acknowledged in interviews that editorials they published separately about the single-payer health proposal included language provided by John MacDonald, a lobbyist and consultant in the state who disclosed in private emails that he worked for an unnamed client.

Gross said MacDonald contacted her on behalf of the Partnership for America’s Health Care Future, a multimillion-dollar industry group founded in 2018 and funded by hospitals, private insurers, drug companies and other private health-care firms.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2019/12/02/state-lawmakers-acknowledge-lobbyists-helped-craft-their-op-eds-attacking-medicare-for-all/
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State lawmakers acknowledge lobbyists helped craft their op-eds attacking Medicare-for-all (Original Post) Voltaire2 Dec 2019 OP
Well, it's expected. I find it disgusting but this what lobbyists do. YOHABLO Dec 2019 #1
Often , Lobbyists write the first draft of legislation ritapria Dec 2019 #2
Kicked and recommended. Uncle Joe Dec 2019 #3
This is just one BlueMTexpat Dec 2019 #4
 

YOHABLO

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1. Well, it's expected. I find it disgusting but this what lobbyists do.
Mon Dec 2, 2019, 06:06 PM
Dec 2019
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ritapria

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2. Often , Lobbyists write the first draft of legislation
Mon Dec 2, 2019, 06:14 PM
Dec 2019

I am sick of this shit ..

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Uncle Joe

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3. Kicked and recommended.
Mon Dec 2, 2019, 06:40 PM
Dec 2019

Thanks for the thread Voltaire.

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BlueMTexpat

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4. This is just one
Tue Dec 3, 2019, 06:46 AM
Dec 2019

of the many reasons that I support Elizabeth.

She has the basic corruption of our system well in her focus.

So long as lobbyists are more powerful than our legislators, the system will never change.

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