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The Devil Made Them Do It
Wall Street Journal, by James Taranto

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Posted By:Desert Fox, 2/19/2013 5:08:32 PM

"Powerful Democrats" subjected a top Obama administration health-care official "to withering criticism" last week, notes Walter Russell Mead. When Gary Cohen, head of the Center for Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight, appeared before the Senate Finance Committee, chairman Max Baucus of Montana and Sens. Ron Wyden (Ore.), Bill Nelson (Fla.) and Maria Cantwell (Wash.) "tore into him." The hearing didn´t attract much journalistic attention; the only stories we could find about it were from a legislative trade publication (the Hill) and a health-policy one (Kaiser Health News). Here´s a summary of the senators´ complaints:

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: john56, 2/19/2013 7:40:15 PM     (No. 9185694)

In other words, Bacus, Nelson, Maria Cantpay, and Wyden didn´t get enough goodies and it´s time to pay up.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 2/19/2013 10:27:35 PM     (No. 9185894)

That´s just sad. Nelson used to be an insurance commissioner. Baucus rode both sides of the fence before Zippycare was passed.

Several senators are doctors and none seemed to be in the gang of six before it was passed.

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