Liberals, conservatives and health reform

Washington warriors are lining up on both sides of the percolating battle over Obama-style health reform.

 CON

At last week’s Conservative Political Action Conference Grace-Marie Turner, of The Galen Institute was part of a panel called “Health Care: The Train Wreck Ahead.”

America’s Health Insurance Plans, the industry trade group, is arguing against long-planned cuts to their private Medicare plans.

New — Conservatives for Patients’ Rights, run by Rick Scott. Here’s what The Nation has to say bout him.

Having Scott lead the charge against healthcare reform is like tapping Bernie Madoff to campaign against tighter securities regulation. You see, the for-profit hospital chain Scott helped found–the one he ran and built his entire reputation on–was discovered to be in the habit of defrauding the government out of hundreds of millions of dollars.  

PRO

The NY Times story features Brookline native Ralph G. Neas,  head of The National Coalition on Health Care. Early in his political career, Neas worked for Massachusetts’ Republican Senator Ed Brooke .

 

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