Skip to comments.The Million-Dollar Man
Posted on 12/16/2009 3:47:19 AM PST by steve-b
First, Senator Joseph Lieberman -- the former Democrat, current independent from Connecticut -- rejected the so-called public health care option. Then he threatened to torpedo the entire health care reform bill if it allowed people over 55 to buy Medicare plans.
The aim of that idea, like the public option, is to provide more choice for consumers and more competition for the private insurance industry. And that industry, you will not be surprised to hear, has been very, very good to Mr. Lieberman.
What makes it all the more hypocritical is that Mr. Lieberman claims to want health care reform. And way back in September, the senator was publicly championing a Medicare buy-in.
In an interview with The Connecticut Post, he said he had been refining his views on health care for many years and was "very focused on a group post-50, or maybe more like post-55" whose members should be able to buy Medicare if they lacked insurance.
This week, when there actually seemed to be a compromise on health care that did not focus on Mr. Lieberman, he announced that he would block the package if the Democrats included a terrible idea -- allowing people between 55 and 65 to buy Medicare.
He presented this as a principled effort to keep down federal debt, but when a Times reporter asked about his 180-degree turn, he said he had forgotten taking his earlier position until the Democratic leadership reminded him about it over the weekend.
Mr. Lieberman has taken more than $1 million from the industry over his Senate career....
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Wouldn't that be amusing? Wouldn't it make a thousand tiny little heads explode at DU and Daily Kos?
Joe is going to vote for the health care bill and all of a sudden the public option will reappear.
This thing needs to be burned in it’s entirety.
So, according to the New York Times, we should destroy what truly is the best health system in the world — because Joe Lieberman gets donations from insurance companies!! These NYT people are complete dinosaurs in their thinking.
Did I miss the NYT article bashing the $300 million dollar prostitute from Louisiana?
FUnyt!... I hope you die soon you old grey wh0re.