UPDATE via Ace– This video is proof positive that the democrats are shooting for a single payer system:
Congressional Witch Hunt–
Democrats have requested records from several insurance companies. Congressional leaders want to demonize insurance company executives in order to convince the American public that the government needs to control health care.
FOX News reported:
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Democrats on a House committee are seeking detailed financial records from dozens of large insurance companies, officials disclosed Tuesday, part of an investigation into “executive compensation and other business practices” in an industry opposed to President Barack Obama’s plan to overhaul health care.
The request included records relating to compensation of highly paid employees, documents relating to companies’ premium income and claims payments, and information on expenses stemming from any event held outside company facilities in the past 2 1/2 years.
The requests were made in letters signed by Rep. Henry Waxman, D-Calif., who guided a portion of health care legislation through the House Energy and Commerce Committee last month as chairman, and Rep. Bart Stupak, D-Mich., who heads the Energy and Commerce investigations and oversight subcommittee.
They wrote that the committee was “examining executive compensation and other business practices in the health insurance industry.” The Associated Press obtained a copy.
The requests were issued at a time when Obama’s health care proposal is under intense attack from Republicans and other critics, including the health insurance industry. Much of the opposition focuses on proposals for the government to sell insurance in competition with private carriers.
More… Solaratov added this:
Maybe they should look into SEIU executives’ compensation, etc., at the same time. In fact, that of ALL union execs.
And, while they’re at it, they could take a look at ACORN, too.
LMAO: Like that would ever happen.