Monday, December 14, 2009

For-Profiteers: Bayh Defends Lieberman

Two insurance shills, Senators Evan Bayh and Joe Lieberman, covered for their corporate sponsors by opposing Medicare expansion. (Lieberman opposed expansion three months after proposing it.)

But, Sen. Evan Bayh defended Lieberman as he exited a special caucus of Democrats and reiterated that Medicare expansion was out of the bill.

"..there was no acrimony, no singling [Joe] out," said Bayh.

Evan's household income received a huge boost from WellPoint. Wife Susan sits on five for-profit health care boards, including giant insurer WellPoint. She flipped stock options for over $1.5 million in the last five years.

Joe's insurance sponsors must be happy.

P.S. Dirty Max Baucus joined Bayh in coming to Joe's aid, saying it looked like Medicare buy-in wouldn't make it into the Senate bill. Corporafornication lives. Give them all a medal.

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