The Ugly Reality of the Health Care Reform Agenda….

Democrats have complemented their smiling encouragements with behind-the-scenes threats. After retaking the House in 2006, the party made clear that companies that did not hire Democratic lobbyists would not get a hearing in Washington. The ruling party is now seeing the fruits of its bullying. These days, a meeting of health-care lobbyists is better described as a reunion of Senate Finance Chairman Max Baucus’s former aides. Health-care lobbying has been turned on its head: The new cabal of Democratic lobbyists does not exist to protect the industry from Congress. It exists to present Democratic ultimatums to business.

When the tactics that politicians employ to push their agendas emerge, a scary reality is realized. We are now reminded nearly everyday that *they* truly do not care about *us*. They care about their position, power and agenda. Obama wants Cap and Trade so his admin doesn’t face a defeat when the Dems control everything … same for health-care reform?!?!

If the politicians were truly interested in public service and serving those they represent we would be having a nationwide, open and transparent health care reform, global warming, etc debate… not the current rush to push through the largest legislative agenda our nation has ever witnessed. Those in *power* are taking names…


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A busy Academic Orthopedic Surgeon, Digital Strategist, Chief Medical Officer and father... intently and efficiently navigating the intersection of Social Media and Health Care.
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