Why trust members of Congress to deal with groups that fund them?

You can call the U.S. campaign financing system bribery or you can call it extortion; both describe a system that has been broken for many years with few signs of Congressional movement to fix it or concern by the press.

 

By Jack E. Lohman

How many more uninsured Americans must die before our politicians get out of the pockets of the insurance industry and fix our health care crisis? And before the press deals with this story for the ongoing, systemic scandal that it is?

Sorry to be so blunt, but that is exactly what is happening today. Over $200 million per year in campaign contributions flows from the health care, pharmaceutical and insurance industries that want to keep the system broken. Our inefficiency breeds profits, and they want those profits to continue.

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Originally published by Nieman Watchdog

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