09 February 2004

You're not Trustworthy, Shut your Cakehole!

They NYT quotes Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist as saying ".:it is impossible:." for the U.S. health care system to cover everyone. Senator Frist is the vice-chairman of the Alliance for Health Care Reform, whose .:mission statement:. reads, "the Alliance believes that all in the U.S. should have health coverage at a reasonable cost."

Frist has conflicting interests. His campaign .:received:. millions from the healthcare industry, and his family is living a life free of monetary concern because of their profits from private healthcare.

Bill Frist's family founded the hospital chain Hospital Corporation of America (HCA). An AP report from June of 2003 reported that Bill transferred his HCA holdings and other assets into a trust that is now worth $31 million, and he earns more than $5 million a year. His wife and his sons have trusts that are worth more than $1 million.

After being charged with over-billing Medicare, HCA agreed .:to pay:. $745 million back to the government. Still, Frist claims that his home state, Tennessee, was going .:broke:. from "trying to achieve universal insurance coverage", he made no mention of greedy and unethical corporations.

There's a direct connection between the Census Bureau figures showing the 9% increase of uninsured Americans (to 43.6 million), and Dubya and his compassionate conservative army now running the government.

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