Thursday, March 05, 2009

From our "Well, Duh!" Department: Frist Family business Against Heathcare Reform

Oddly, most health insurance companies seem pleasantly surprised with Obama's plan.

Former Columbia/HCA executive Richard L. Scott has launched a nonprofit group called Conservatives for Patients' Rights, which promises a $20 million multimedia ad campaign warning that the country is hurtling toward socialized medicine. Scott, who was pushed out of Columbia/HCA in the 1990s and now runs a chain of Florida urgent-care clinics, said in an interview that he has put up $5 million of his own money to kick-start the effort, with hopes of building a grass-roots campaign.

And did I mention that Zack Wamp is all against having your health decisions made by a central board? That's too funny. Other than the Healthcare PAC money Zach is getting, isn't an HMO a "centralized board" that makes your healthcare decisions?

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