OMG ... they just hugged AHIP and shot us the bird

Out of the Senate Finance committee it comes ... dripping with the slobber of corporate lap dogs. It is not what AHIP wrote. It is not as generous to Americans as the plan AHIP wrote. I kid you not. I just read it at dkos. Go read for yourself.
Baucus' Health Care Plan is worse than the AHIP plan  

Digby says: 

It's a good day to be an insurance company CEO. An mandate from the
government forcing people to buy your product and no serious competition from anybody but your monopolistic buddies in the industry, all of whom look after each other very, very well.

Start looking at new yachts and vacation homes in Gstaad, CEOs. The party's back on!

Are you gonna pick up the damn phone now? Senator Hagan is on the Senate HELP committee that will be writing the final bill. You need to call her offices. Every day. I suck so bad on the phone ... but by God and Jimminny Crickets I'll be dialing her digits everyday until these people come to their senses.


Did I use the term 'mortified' yesterday?

What is worse than that? Whatever it is, that is what I am.

Screw not being good on the phone. Though it doesn't happen often, sometimes the offense goes beyond my reluctance to make a fuss. This would be one of those times.

"They took all the trees and put them in a tree museum Then they charged the people a dollar 'n a half just to see 'em. Don't it always seem to go that you don't know what you've got till it's gone? They paved paradise and put up a parking lot."