Monday, August 17, 2009

Reform Rx - Collins August Absence IV

Health care reform's last most essential ingredient, a robust public option, is under immediate threat precisely because Senators like Susan Collins and Olympia Snowe did everything possible to delay decisions and support the insurance industry thereby allowing the grave to be dug to bury the hope of substantive reform.

The very least our Senators could have done is to listen to our voices and be available to Mainers during the August recess.

Senator Susan Collins has run away and is on tour in the Mideast, today in Yemen. She will argue upon return the national security needs for this trip; how she will justify the timing will be most enlightening. Competing needs necessitate declaring priorities. The here and now vital decisions on Maine citizens health security is apparently not on her agenda.

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