From Think Progress:
The Baucus bill is the worst piece of healthcare legislation I’ve seen in 30 years. In fact, it’s a $60 billion giveaway to the health insurance industry every year. It was written by healthcare lobbyists, so that’s not a surprise. It’s an outrage.
Now those are some harsh words, and I mean that in a great sense. Usually politicians try to pussy foot around something when its their own party screwing it up, but Howard Dean isn’t. He just let it rip. Way to go Dr. Dean!
Honestly, I think that Max Baucus should get Joe Wilsoned on this. His bill is so outrageous that he should be forced to take to the floor and apologize to the people of this country for acting like he is working for us. Since that won’t happen, then we need a grass root push to get him out of office. Hell I don’t care if Baucus doesn’t get a primary challenger. It would really say something if some progressive groups backed a Republican just to get Baucus out of office, plus it will send a message to the other Democrats out there who put corporate/lobbyist interests above the interests of the people.