Theatrical protest group “Billionaires for Wealthcare” has done it again.
During the American Health Insurance Plans’ (AHIP) annual State issues conference in Washington, D.C. on Friday, Wealthcare members infiltrated the group and interrupted health industry pollster Bill McInturff’s speech with cheers of thanks for his “good work.”
However, kind words floating from the back of the room at the Capitol Hilton Hotel quickly turned into a full-blown musical number thanking the insurers for blocking a public health insurance option, set to the tune of “Tomorrow, Tomorrow.”
The group called its performance “Public Option Annie,” a guerrilla musical.
“The groups Health Care for America Now and MoveOn.org also bombarded the health insurance conference, hosted by America’s Health Insurance Plans, with hundreds of protesters and families with stories of being denied care by the insurance companies,” CBS News reported.
Health Care for America Now recently blasted AHIP with a television ad decrying its report that claimed insurance premiums would skyrocket over 100 percent for working families if the Senate Finance Committee’s health reform bill were to pass.
The report was characterized by President Barack Obama as “bogus” and became the target of ire among congressional Democrats, who suggested that it actually provided a major reason to support the public option as a way of injecting market competition and keeping rates on private plans down.
AHIP did not respond to a request for comment by CBS News.
This video was published to YouTube by BillsForWealthcare on Oct. 23, 2009.
John Oliver perfectly explains the Mueller report in a way all Americans can understand
The overwhelming majority of Americans have not read the 400-plus-page report from special counsel Robert Mueller. As it stands, it's unclear how many elected officials have either. It's become a problem for Democrats, who would like to impeach the president but can't get the American people to pay attention long enough.
"Last Week Tonight" host John Oliver has a solution. In his Sunday show, Oliver outlined a vital piece of the report that outlined just one of many obstructions of justice at the hand of President Donald Trump.
After he outlined what impeachment is, he showed Trump talking about the law that claims it's for "high crimes and misdemeanors." According to Trump, he has to be accused of both because it says "and." An annoyed Oliver corrected the president's incorrect assessment.
John Oliver unleashes epic supercut of Fox News host who can’t stop bragging about learning German in high school
Fox News host Brian Kilmeade took German as his foreign language in high school. If you didn't know that, then you likely don't watch Fox News, because the host has made a claim several dozen times.
HBO host John Oliver spent a few moments out of his Sunday episode of "Last Week Tonight" to mock Kilmeade for his desire to remind people of his three years of classes frequently.
Kilmeade has talked about it so many times that his co-hosts began preempting his comment every time the country of Germany is mentioned, or the German Chancellor Angela Merkel appears on the screen.
Watch the hilarious mockery below:
Trump thinks he can create his own healthcare law that will take the issue off the table for Democrats
One of the significant issues Republicans lost on in 2018 was their nearly decade-long crusade to unmake the Affordable Care Act, known as Obamacare.
This week Trump will announce that he's running for president again, and he promises a surprise announcement while there. While it's unclear what he intends for the surprise, one thing he is talking about is a better healthcare law than the Democratic one.
According to The New York Times, Trump is "vowing to issue the plan within a month or two, reviving a campaign promise with broad consequences for next year’s contest."