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Posted at 6:12 PM ET, 11/18/2010

Report: Chamber of Commerce and insurance lobby joined forces on health-care reform

By Ann Telnaes

Related story: Health insurers' group gave U.S. Chamber $86.2 million in 2009 for lobbying.

Related animation: First victim of death panels.

By Ann Telnaes  | November 18, 2010; 6:12 PM ET
 
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Thanks again, Ms. Telnaes!

Wonder how many Washington State residents like my self saw GOP ROSSI's Ads every day in the WAPOST picturing him blatantly as the Senatorial Candidate for "Small Businesses"?
There were just barely enough of us intelligent folks to notice the very small fine print at the bottom of the ads . . . "paid for by the US Chamber of Commerce"

GEEZE! Corporate Owned America.

Posted by: lufrank1 | November 21, 2010 5:13 PM | Report abuse

It's absolutely mind boggling of the millions and billions of dollars that the COC and Corporate Lobbyist will steal from our Treasury, pay U.S., politicians, and spend in election campaigns to transform America into a Third World country.

Absolutely freaking mind boggling.

Posted by: lcarter0311 | November 19, 2010 1:34 PM | Report abuse

Never mind that the majority of health insurance campaign contributions went to Democrats! Opensecrets.org

Posted by: cprferry | November 19, 2010 1:34 PM | Report abuse

Are American businesses, you know like the ones who belong to the Chamber, purposely rolling back their activities, like not hiring, so that the Obama Admin will look bad?

Do you think this is remotely possible?

Because Rusch said "Obama must fail." That's why I ask.

Posted by: tony_in_Durham_NC | November 19, 2010 1:14 PM | Report abuse

for those who want gov med --- V A

Posted by: oldhat | November 19, 2010 11:45 AM | Report abuse

How telling of the Health Insurance folks to spend whopping millions of their profits to assure themselves of even more. What ever happened to mutual insurance programs ? Will the insurance business next take over the volunteer fire companies and charge per alarm response??

And, do remember they want to be known as "patriotic."

Posted by: WeeGeordie | November 19, 2010 11:39 AM | Report abuse

The really interesting fact is that the health insurance industry doesn't want to repeal this legisaltion. They just want to remove some of the less profitable aspects of it. Wonder what the TeaParty will do if those scales ever fall from their eyes?

Posted by: kchses1 | November 19, 2010 11:30 AM | Report abuse

In survey after survey the United State ranks low in our health care cover for our people. Millions are uninsured or under insured. Health care costs, premiums, deductibles, co-pays and out of pocket expenses have increased dramatically every year and those with power, money and political pull are working overtime to protect themselves at the expenses of the middle class and poor. When will the money being used to prevent real reform be used to help the American public?

Posted by: MyVoice3 | November 19, 2010 10:40 AM | Report abuse

Excellent imagery of the Facts!
thanks

Posted by: angie12106 | November 19, 2010 9:44 AM | Report abuse

Evidently Ann’s comrades from the Bar Association are lurking in the sewer below her animation!

Posted by: dcn1 | November 19, 2010 12:36 AM | Report abuse

and public sector unions are reining hammers and sickles on the people who pay taxes to employ them..

Posted by: billybeer6 | November 18, 2010 8:28 PM | Report abuse

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