Shorter Max Baucus: It would be UnAmerican to learn from another country.
The Montana Democrat said he will not support a system in which the government covers all consumers equally, a system typically known as "single payer.''
"We are Americans; we're different from Canada, we're different than the United Kingdom,'' he said Friday in referring to nations with some form of single-payer health care funded by the government. "We have to come up with a uniquely American solution, probably a combination of private and public coverage.''
Typical corporatist, predating upon people's nationalism to divert them from their best interest.
Baucus is popular with Montana Democratic bloggers who embrace his style of health care defeatism.
As chair of the Finance Committee Baucus is a huge stumbling block. We should bear in mind that in 1960 JFK did NOT run on a civil rights platform and that the Senate committees were all chaired by southerners. We passed civil rights anyway. Hope you New Yorkers are planning to participate in the Nov. 13 Demonstration. Schumer is on the Finance Committee, and Clinton is on the HELP Committee, so visible support from NY is critical.
We are going to have to make the insurance industry look like Bull Connor, so please consider adopting a parasite, no one is asking you to step in front of a firehose.