Glenn Greenwald: Lieberman And Bayh Enriching Themselves While Opposing Health Care Reform
Glenn Greenwald points out that even though Connecticut voters favor a public option 68-21 percent, Senator Joe Lieberman may have other reasons to oppose a public option. He receives huge donations from the health care industry and his wife, Hadassah, was hired in 2005 by PR and lobbying firm Hill and Knowlton as a “senior counselor” in their health and pharmaceuticals practice. Meanwhile, another conservative Democrat, Evan Bayh, also threatens to filibuster the vote. Bayh’s wife, Susan, is on the board of directors of health insurer Wellpoint, and the Bayhs own between half-a-million and a million dollars in Wellpoint stock. Bayh also receives big campaign dollars from the health care industry.
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