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CONGRESS NAKED IN CONFLICT OF INTERESTS; HEALTH CARE REFORM

Posted by politicalpartypooper on July 10, 2009

The Center for Responsive Politics has discovered that one in four Congressional members had invested money in health companies in 2007.  Directly from CRP:

Merck, Pfizer and UnitedHealth rank among the top 10 investments in 2007, and are part of an industry that opposes one of the main components of reform proposals–a public health insurance option that would compete with private insurers.

Conflict of interest?  Incredibly there does not seem to be any law that requires our elected officials to recluse themselves from voting on an issue that could affect their personal finances.  How was this Constitutional oversight missed?  We’ve had nearly two-hundred and twenty-two years to fix it, and somehow, we’ve forgotten to?

Go ahead and read the rest of their findings here.

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