“Senator Max Baucus and the Senate Finance Committee are too corrupted by corporate health industry profiteers donations to give America the health care policy it needs.
“Here’s why Baucus is not doing the peoples business:
According to OpenSecrets.org over his career he has taken donations from:
- The Insurance Industry: $1,170,313
- Health Professionals $1,016,276
- Pharmaceuticals/Health Products Industry $734,605
- Hospitals/Nursing Homes $541,891
- Health Services/HMOs $439,700
“That is a grand total of $3,902,785. Can we trust Baucus to put aside the profits of the industries that have kept him in the senate? Will he put the people’s necessities ahead of the profits of his contributors? Baucus has shown his bias and should be removed from leading the health care reform effort by the Democratic Party leadership.
“It is time to remove Baucus from the leadership of health care reform. It is time to move the critically important priority of reforming America’s health care system from the Finance Committee and put it before the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee. At least their mission is health care not money.
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