Friday, August 28, 2009

AHIP Mobilizes 50,000 Employees to Defeat Public Option

With the added expense of waging war against Tedicare, aka the public option, and all meaningful health care reform, those among us who have health insurance can surely expect premiums to soar. Think Progress reports:

Earlier this week, the Wall Street Journal reported that AHIP — the multimillion dollar lobbying juggernaut for the health insurance industry — has mobilized 50,000 employees to lobby Congress to defeat the public option.

On a related note, columnist Froma Harrop tells the painful story of her personal experience with a "death panel" run by her private insurer.