Sunday, August 23, 2009

Reform Rx - Collins August Absence IX

She's back but absent regarding Maine citizens' needs.

During her nine day trip abroad, Senator Collins avoided an opportunity to connect with us and figure out how to best serve her constituents with robust health care reform. Instead, as well illustrated, at Dirigo Blue, she is now getting her information and talking points directly from the insurance industry.

Senator Collin's may be happy to be back in America but she is still absent in terms of caring for its citizens. We ought to keep up the pressure on both of our Senators but it is appearing more and more that doing so will just be an expression of dissatisfaction in the case of Senator Collins and a slim prospect for a fair consideration of our health care needs lies with Senator Snowe.

Collins has collected over $1,600,000.00 in campaign contributions ($300.00 per day) in her career to date from health, insurance, and pharmaceutical industries and has apparently decided to be their Senator, not Maine's.

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