Quid PO Quo?

September 11th, 2009at 09:31pm Posted by Eli

Well, this is not encouraging at all…

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi for the first time yesterday suggested she may be backing off her support of the public option. According to CNN, Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid “said they would support any provision that increases competition and accessibility for health insurance – whether or not it is the public option favored by most Democrats.” When “asked if inclusion of a public option was a non-negotiable demand – as her previous statements had indicated ¬†Pelosi ruled out any non-negotiable positions,” according to CNN. This was also corroborated by the Associated Press, and by Pelosi’s own words, as quoted in those stories.

This announcement came just hours before Steve Elmendorf, a registered UnitedHealth lobbyist and the head of UnitedHealth’s lobbying firm Elmendorf Strategies, blasted this email invitation throughout Washington, D.C.

Faaaantastic.¬† I know everyone’s for sale, but I’m surprised and disappointed that a Speaker from a solid-blue district could be had so cheaply.

Entry Filed under: Corruption/Cronyism,Democrats,Healthcare,Politics


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