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Wednesday, September 04, 2013

Health Insurance Industry’s Prostitute of the Quarter: Georgia Governor Nathan Deal

HMOs have set the bar pretty high for those contestants vying for the coveted Prostitute of the Quarter plaque.  But Governor Nathan Deal (R—Hands Around His Ankles) is the hands-down winner.

Half a million dollars worth of anonymous bribes — er, I mean “campaign contributions” — have been contributed to Nathan Deal’s secret Political Action Committee, Real PAC.  Most of this money is from Aetna, Humana, United Health care, Blue Cross and other corporate parasites who are threatened by President Obama’s Affordable Care Act.

Real PAC hasn’t filed any tax information or financial disclosures for two years, and the most recent information they provided, two years ago, turned out to be false.

In order to “earn” this money from his insurance johns, Nathan Deal and his right-hand skank — Georgia State Insurance Commissioner Ralph Hudgens — have done everything imaginable to obstruct the implementation of Obamacare in Georgia.

A spokesman for the activist group Better Georgia said:

“He goes out and he does their bidding.  He’s working for them instead of working for the 650,000 Georgians who don’t have insurance at all or access to the Medicaid expansion.  What’s remarkable about this isn’t that there’s money in politics.  We all know there’s money in politics. He knew that this was so wrong that he didn’t want to tell anyone. He tried to keep it a secret for two years.”

Last week Ralph Hudgens was caught on tape bragging to an audience about obstructing Obamacare by deliberately interfering with the government-employed “navigators” whose job is to help consumers choose the right health insurance policy to fit their needs.  As his corporate audience cheered “Amen,” Hudgens said:

“Let me tell you what we’re doing about Obamacare.  Everything in our power to be an obstructionist.”

Nathan Deal and Ralph Hudgens should each be forced to wear a sign around his neck, with a huge arrow pointing to his mouth, and the inscription “Aetna’s dick goes HERE.”

As long as people are dumb enough to keep voting against their own interests, corporate prostitutes like Nathan Deal and Ralph Hudgens will keep getting elected.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

A Southern State is resisting the Mandate of the Federal Government. And this is news because....


September 4, 2013 at 4:51 PM  
Blogger Mr. Charleston said...

And Erik's point is...?

Florida Blue is being pro-active and reshaping itself to be the number one competitor under the Affordable Care Act... nationwide. While there's no love lost by me over health insurance companies it is somewhat refreshing to see one that's trying to make it work.

September 5, 2013 at 2:22 AM  
Blogger Demeur said...

I think he knows that once the health care plan kicks in he's finished. I heard the average cost under Obama care now is around $250 for a single person (not per month per year!).

September 5, 2013 at 7:42 AM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

Erik: Actually, some of the red state governors and legislatures are putting rightwing ideology aside in favor of practicality. They're finding out that it's much more expensive to fight and obstruct Obamacare than to just go ahead and implement it. Arizona Governor Jan Brewer is a good example. As far as I know, Georgia and Missouri are the worst offenders when it comes to obstructing the Affordable Care Act no matter how much they have to spend and how many of their constituents get screwed over.

Mr. C: That's good news. I'm glad to see there's a private insurance company that's trying to do things right.

Demeur: That's good news too. I've been reading all these lowered cost projections for Obamacare; I hope they're right.

September 5, 2013 at 10:56 AM  

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