Friday, September 21, 2007

Health Care Analysis to Die For

Sunday's (9/16) ATC had Bob Laszewski on as an "expert" to talk about health care and the candidates. I was struck by how Laszewski kept repeating that the government can NOT afford to pay for health care! So just what is Laszewski's history? Well, well, he just crawled out from under the insurance industry rock itself! What a surprise. His own biography states "Before forming HPSA in 1992, Mr. Laszewski was Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Group Markets, for the Liberty Mutual Insurance Group. He has had twenty years of health insurance industry management experience - nine of those years as a chief operating officer." Did NPR mention that Laszewski is a stooge for the insurance industry? Not a chance. Adams introduces him as "president of a consulting firm." To his credit Laszewski himself mentions during the interview that "much of my past has been in the insurance industry." NPR just reports, and you decide. Get the bag, I think I'm getting sick...

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