Is it any wonder Republicans are angry about Health Care Reform. I would be to if I believed the B.S. Republican Congressman Brett Guthrie (KY-2) is spewing when he says, "One nonpartisan analyst predicts that 114 million Americans will lose their coverage under H.R. 3200." That's a quote from a letter I received from Congressman Brett Guthrie (KY-2) after going to his website, filling out a Health Care questionnaire and later calling his office and politely expressing my views on Health Care. When I read the letter I couldn't believe my eyes. My, my Congressman you ain't gonna be happy when Single Payer is debated on the House floor.
When Congressman Brett Guthrie speaks of, one nonpartisan analyst, he is speaking of the Lewin Group. Well guess who owns the Lewin Group? UnitedHealth Group. Now ain't that a joke.
The CEO of UnitedHealth Group is Stephen J. Hemsley and he is paid handsomely, in 2008, according to Forbes, he raked in $3,241,042.00. Click here so see more Health Care CEO gaudy compensation.
Of course Congressman Brett Guthrie is getting his share of money from Insurance and Health related folks to the tune of $225,650 and that doesn't include $41,062 from lobbyist, according to Open Secrets. See the screen shot from Open Secrets at the end of this post.
Is it possible Republican members of Congress are intentionally misleading their constituents to fire up their base? If so then they and they alone should be held responsible when or if someone gets hurt at one of these Town Hall Meetings! Of course Congressman Brett Guthrie don't have to worry about that because his Town Hall meetings, are done by telephone.