I’ve asked this question myself.

THREE other committees dealing with healthcare in the Congress.

YET…the only one who gets the WH’s attention is the ONLY one without a PUBLIC OPTION.


From Americablog:

Tuesday, September 22, 2009
Why all the official Democratic Party attention directed at the Baucus’ markup?
by John Aravosis (DC) on 9/22/2009 05:37:00 PM

Oh the flurry of emails flitting about official Washington in defense of the Baucus health care mark-up today. Funny thing, Joe just mentioned to me. We’ve had a number of other health care reform bills marked up already in the House and Senate, and they didn’t get this kind of support from the Democratic machine, even though their bills were more in line with what the president promised and asked for.

Who already marked up health care reform legislation?

1. House Education and Labor, Energy and Commerce
2. House Ways and Means
3. Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee

But they never got help from anyone in the Democratic party. But now, when Max Baucus, who is in the pocket of the insurance industry, marks up his bill – legislation that is about as far from what President Obama promised than any of the committee bills being discussed in Congress – suddenly it’s as if angels on high have descended, and all official Washington is aflutter.

Baucus isn’t the only game in town. He’s not the only committee chair in the Senate with jurisdiction over this bill. He is, however, the sole Democrat that the White House anointed as better than everyone else. So now all their eggs are in the Baucus insurance-industry bought basket.

Rest of article at link above.

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