I said this was coming, it is just the beginning.
President Barack Obama is making a mistake on health care by insisting on a government insurance option for the middle class, several Republicans said in a letter to the White House released Monday.
It could cost him chances for broad support across the political divide, the nine lawmakers, all members of the Senate Finance Committee, warned.
Leaders of the Finance panel, which has the best odds of producing a bipartisan bill, are working against a self-imposed deadline for moving the legislation through committee this month. But tensions have been rising since Obama recently affirmed his strong support for including the option of a public insurance plan. read more here.....
Again, the GOP does not want any public option in the bill, this is what the fight will be about. The insurance companies are on the hill garnering votes and giving out checks to campaign chests. We were told it would not be easy. Get ready.
The Republicans Senators who President Obama the letter against public option in the health care plan have enjoyed major support, as in campaign contributions from the Health Care industry and Insurance Companies.
SENATORS WHO SIGNED LETTER OPPOSING PUBLIC HEALTH PLAN TOOK $17.7 MILLION IN CAMPAIGN DONATIONS FROM HEALTH CARE AND INSURANCE INDUSTRIES
Public Campaign Action Fund analysis finds that nine Republican Senators took nearly $2 million on average over their careers
Washington, D.C. – The nine Republican Senators who sent a letter today to President Barack Obama to express their opposition to a central part of his health care plan have benefited greatly from health care and insurance industry donations, a new analysis from Public Campaign Action Fund shows.
The Senators have collectively taken $17.7 million from insurance and health care interests, according to data analyzed at the Center for Responsive Politics website, opensecrets.org. That amounts to nearly $2 million per Senator over their careers. read more here.....