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— Karl Marx

A Good Friend of Health Insurers

Aug 3, 2015

Marilyn Tavenner was chosen to be the top lobbyist for the nation’s health insurance industry. Tavenner is the former Obama administration official who led efforts to implement the Affordable Care Act.

When asked about her new priorities, Ms. Tavenner said she wanted to protect Medicare Advantage, the program under which private insurers “manage care” for more than 30 percent of the 55 million beneficiaries of Medicare–and get a big cut to do it. No wonder the board of America’s Health Insurance Plans voted for her unanimously! She has repeatedly demonstrated her loyalty to insurance companies ... keeping that gravy train flowing straight from our pockets to their pockets!