Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Swiftboaters Attack Healthcare Reform

Swiftboaters Are Back, This Time To Block Healthcare Reform

BuzzFlash Analysis:

As the standard joke goes, we have some good news, and some bad news. The good news is that healthcare "industry leaders" told President Obama today they can find ways to slow the growth of healthcare costs by 1.5% or $2 trillion over 10 years. [...]

The bad news is, "industry leaders" also have launched an ad campaign designed to torpedo comprehensive reform by turning public opinion against it. These ads have been paid for by healthcare industrialist Rick Scott and his misnamed group, "Conservatives for Patients' Rights."

The Rachel Maddow Show
Mum on healthcare

May 11: President Obama spoke about healthcare reform and his plans for changing the system. The Republican response, well, um, there actually wasn’t a real Republican response. Who is voicing the anti-reform movement? Rachel Maddow is joined by former DNC chairman Howard Dean.


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