How Convenient

by Pejman Yousefzadeh on August 20, 2009

Just as the fight over health care is gaining steam, and in anticipation of expected opposition from the insurance industry, Democratic Congressmen Henry Waxman and Bart Stupak are threatening to hold hearings concerning “executive compensation and other business practices of the health industry.”

The effort to intimidate with threats of reprisals for political opposition is so obvious as to be transparent. I mean, read:

A spokesman for Stupak told The Associated Press Tuesday night that 52 letters had been sent to health insurers with $2 billion or more in annual premiums. He said letters were not dispatched to other industry groups, some of which have been airing television advertising in support of Obama’s call for legislation.

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