HMO lobbyists have been getting their side coverage in the media. PR firms representing the industry have been hitting newspapers hard to ratchet up talk of compromise before a bill even hits Congress.
From the New York Times (4/1/09):
"Lobbyists and Congressional aides have discussed a possible compromise: Congress would authorize a new government-run insurance program, but it would come into existence only if certain conditions were met - if, for example, private insurers failed to rein in health costs by a certain amount after several years.""If certain conditions were met"? "After several years"? That's not reform. That's more of the same. The media needs to hear from you. We need to fight back before the opposition's message becomes the policy.
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