HOT DOCUMENT: Follow The Money


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HUFFINGTON POST: In a nod to the House Republicans who devised a chart supposedly showing the bureaucratic nightmare that would result from Democratic health care reforms, the Campaign for America’s Future has devised a chart of its own, titled “Who’s Paying to Kill Health Reform?” It’s a tangled web, with big lobbying firms, industry groups, and Astroturf organizers all linked to townhall meetings. Reflecting a widely-held view among progressives, the big kahuna behind it all is the health insurance industry, via trade group America’s Health Insurance Plans.  MORE

RELATED: Mike Enzi, one of three Republicans ostensibly negotiating health care reform as part of the Senate’s “Gang of Six,” found himself under attack at the town hall simply for sitting in the same room as the three Finance Committee Democrats. Republicans in the crowd called for him to exit the talks. He assured conservatives that his presence was delaying health care reform. “If I hadn’t been involved in this process as long as I have and to the depth as I have, you would already have national health care,” he said. MORE

PHAWKER: Talk is cheap. You wanna honor Ted Kennedy? Spare us the Camelot bromides and the hand-wringing over Chappaquiddick. All that is in God’s History’s hands now. Passing universal health care for ALL Americans is the only tribute that matters. It was, after all, the cause of his life.

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