Panorama the BBC One documentary show ran a segment this week, entitled What now Mr President, on the dismal state of health care in the United States. The show covers the plight of 45 million uninsured Americans, how the current system is rigged by the pharmaceutical industry and how the insurance industry is planning to scuttle Obamas plan.
We plan on mounting a national campaign," warned health insurance industry lobbyist Angela Hunter, and what we hope to do is to, number one, get some articles in the newspaper explaining what the problems are that we see with the plan. Two: Educate lawmakers, people who are members of our organizations, their clients--to go and lobby members of Congress--call them on the phone, visit them in their offices, and to just do everything that we can possibly do to preserve the freedom of choice for individuals in health care in America.533 members of Congress, out of 535, have received campaign contributions from within the health sector.
The segment has been uploaded to YouTube in three parts here.