Health Care: Hazardous To Your Health

Abby Zimet

Gearing up to fight health care reform – because, really, who needs it? – the so-called Conservatives for Patients' Rights has begun running scary ads featuring horror stories from Canada and the U.K., which provide health care to their citizens. Group founder Rick Scott, an ousted CEO who once paid a record $1.7 billion fine for fraud, has spent $5 million of his own and $15 million from like-minded
supporters to try to care for all?

"He and his insurance-company friends make millions from
the broken system we have now...(They) are looking to protect their own profits, and
he's a perfect messenger for that," said Richard Kirsch, head of a group advocating reform.



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