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Judge The "Health Reform" Legislation by the Stock Market

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I'll keep this short. There's a simple measure of whether the Democratic congress is helping Americans or the insurance industry-- the rising and falling of Insurance stocks.

If they go up, then we've been screwed. If they drop, the Democrats are doing more to help Americans than the lobbyists they are in bed with. I was going to say "lobbyists they are besieged by." But "besieged" suggests that the legislators are facing the lobbyist unwillingly or at least, unintentionally.

The evidence is clear. The lobbyists have, so far, won.

Today, on the news channels, most of the coverage seems to be of Democratic senators, doing as was expected-- selling how wonderful the bill is, avoiding questions on why the health insurer stocks have soared to record highs.

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Look at health insurance stocks, Pharma stocks, medical supplier stocks. Believe me, they're up.

There's still time in conference committee to do SOME good. We should have been tracking the health insurer stocks daily during the run-up to this legislation. Now, it may be too late, but every legislator should be asked why the hell the stocks have gone up so high and challenged that if they'd done their job the reverse would have happened.

Ask your legislator. And don't buy the pollyana sell-job B.S. that there's wonderful stuff in the bill for consumers. The proof is in the stock prices.

 

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Rob Kall has spent his adult life as an awakener and empowerer-- first in the field of biofeedback, inventing products, developing software and a music recording label, MuPsych, within the company he founded in 1978-- Futurehealth, and founding, organizing and running 3 conferences: Winter Brain, on Neurofeedback and consciousness, Optimal Functioning and Positive Psychology (a pioneer in the field of Positive Psychology, first presenting workshops on it in 1985) and Storycon Summit Meeting on the Art Science and Application of Story-- each the first of their kind.  Then, when he found the process of raising people's consciousness and empowering them to take more control of their lives  one person at a time was too slow, he founded Opednews.com-- which has been the top search result on Google for the terms liberal news and progressive opinion for several years. Rob began his Bottom-up Radio show, broadcast on WNJC 1360 AM to Metro Philly, also available on iTunes, covering the transition of our culture, business and world from predominantly Top-down (hierarchical, centralized, authoritarian, patriarchal, big)  to bottom-up (egalitarian, local, interdependent, grassroots, archetypal feminine and small.) Recent long-term projects include a book, Bottom-up-- The Connection Revolution, debillionairizing the planet and the Psychopathy Defense and Optimization Project. 

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