LETTER: Baucus Ought to be Ashamed


Montana’s Sen. Max Baucus ought to be ashamed for submitting a health care reform bill that does nothing to remedy many of the most serious flaws in our broken system: no coverage at all for millions; totally inadequate preventive care; the exclusion of pre-existing conditions; and skyrocketing medical costs and insurance premiums that leave many people in financial hardship or even ruin. There’s no option for public financing, which polls have shown a majority want. We don’t send our representatives to the Legislature just to take millions in contributions from the insurance industry – as Mr. Baucus has – and then leave us out in the cold. If he were our employee, we’d fire him! Wait! Come to think of it, he is!
Rev. Jack Reich

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