The English-language side of the Arab network, Al Jazeera, examines the political struggle -- drenched in special interest money -- that is being waged to stop or dilute President Barack Obama's proposals for overhauling U.S. health care.
In a second part of an investigative report, Al Jazeera’s “Fault Lines” program traces the battle as it rages in the halls of Congress, with foot soldiers from the medical industry coming armed with hefty donations to key members of Congress. Industry lobbyists, the report notes, are spending $1.4 million a day.
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The report also describes how the United States finds itself some 60 years behind other developed nations in creating a system that serves the needs of all citizens. To go to the original, click here.
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