Despite passing meaningful health care reform for the first time in decades, many Congressman need a refresher course in manners. The also need to vote in a fashion that is best for their constituents not just there own pocketbook…which in lined with contributions from the insurance industry and the medical industrial complex (hospitals, doctor groups, pharmaceutical companies, HMOs, etc).
Take a quick look at how Congress treated one of its own when Representative Bruce Baley (Democrat from Iowa) took the floor of the House of Representatives to talk about protecting patients from medical negligence. This is outrageous! Just listen to Baley’s fellow legislators shout “trial lawyer…trial lawyer” in an attempt to drown out his comments.
Makes me damn proud to be a trial lawyer! Thanks for people like Representative Baley!