Thursday, June 04, 2009

Baucus Still Shuns Single-Payer Option

By David Swanson
June 4, 2009

Sen. Max Baucus, D-Montana, met Wednesday with advocates for single-payer healthcare, including Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vermont, and told them that he might drop criminal charges against 13 people arrested for speaking up in his hearings, but that he would not include any supporters of single-payer health coverage in any future hearings.

Read on.

7 comments:

lapdogs said...

Is the healthcare provided to all of the voters in Montana that much better than the rest of the country - such that you keep voting for Max Baucus for his "outstanding work"?

Being from the east coast, I'd love to know what your "healthy tricks" are in Montana, that allows you to keep putting someone like Baucus into the Senate every time he runs.

OR - are your votes worthless due to the buyout of the Health Insurance Companies of Baucus and any competitor that runs against Baucus doesn't have a chance?

Just wondering.

Tom

Dtrapper said...

Hey Lapdog

If it were only that simple.
The Republican party nominated an 86 year old to run against Max in the 2008 election. Max, like most incumbent chairs of the Senate Finance Committee, amassed a 7 million dollar plus war chest. Was it ever a contest?
Last week, Senator Baucus sponsored a series of 26 "Listening Sessions" across Montana. Attendees overwelmingly supported putting a single payer approach on the table. A poll conducted by The Missoulian on June 3rd, resulted in 86 per cent supporting a single payer approach.
With this sort of citizen uproar, it is easy to see that Senator Baucus is just another victim of the way we finance politics in Ameria. How many incumbent Senators have you unseated in your state?
With your attitude, I bet you'll still be wondering in 2010, 2012, and beyond.

13trapper

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