Tuesday, July 03, 2007

hillary & health care

From the Michael Moore website:

Hillary Clinton became the second largest recipient in the Senate of health care industry contributions.

"As she runs for re-election to the Senate from New York this year and lays the groundwork for a possible presidential bid in 2008, Mrs. Clinton is receiving hundreds of thousands of dollars in campaign contributions from doctors, hospitals, drug manufacturers and insurers. Nationwide, she is the No. 2 recipient of donations from the industry, trailing only Senator Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania, a member of the Republican leadership." Raymond Hernandez and Robert Pear, "Once an Enemy, Health Industry Warms to Clinton," New York Times, July 12, 2006.

This and many more interesting factoids from his film Sicko, which I saw on Sunday night, which makes me want to move to France even more (under the condition that Sarko won't change things too much)!

2 comments:

Suta said...

say it isn't so!

KT said...

Si! And so I'm currently hoping that Michael Bloomberg announces his candidacy as an Independent, and Al Gore announces his candidacy as a Green. Then we can have a plurocracy! (And I hope that Nader never runs again. Or is that wishful thinking?)