President Obama's top aides met frequently with lobbyists and health care industry heavyweights as his administration pieced together a national health care overhaul, according to White House visitor records obtained Wednesday by The Associated Press.
The records disclose visits by a broad cross-section of the people most involved in the health care debate, weighted heavily toward those who want to overhaul the system.
The list includes George Halvorson, chairman and CEO of Kaiser Health Plans; Scott Serota, president and CEO of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association; Kenneth Kies, a Washington lobbyist who represents Blue Cross/Blue Shield, among other clients; Billy Tauzin, head of PhRMA, the drug industry lobby; Richard Umbdenstock, chief of the American Hospital Association, and numerous lobbyists.
Is this ok? SEems like MORE of the same. Dont I remember a spacific refrence to NO lobbyists in the Obama WH?
Its an AP article...
Answer by momof030404 at 9:14 PM on Nov. 25, 2009
Are you really surprised? Hope doesn't really mean hope and change doesn't really mean change.
Answer by QuinnMae at 9:46 PM on Nov. 25, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 9:50 PM on Nov. 25, 2009
Hey ANON...try your best to live in the HERE and NOW and remember THIS guy is the one that said specifically ion his speeches that he would NOT hate lobbyists in HIS WH. Oh AND he promised CHANGE. I am holding OBAMA accountable for the words HE said. Try and stay focused.
Answer by momof030404 at 10:05 PM on Nov. 25, 2009
Answer by Carpy at 10:08 PM on Nov. 25, 2009
I'd hate to see what the Bush/Cheny visitor log was...Shudder to think. At least the list of who is visiting has been made public.
Yeeeeeea, about that... OMG, it's 2009 and who is President????? :o) WHO made the campaign promise of NO Lobbyists? Who accused DC of allowing Lobbyists to have too much of a 'say' in law making and disregardig the American peple? Here and Now is correct.
Answer by grlygrlz2 at 10:11 PM on Nov. 25, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 10:25 PM on Nov. 25, 2009
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Answer by NightPhoenix at 3:22 AM on Nov. 26, 2009
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