We all are aware of the great wealth of Gates, Buffet, Ted Turner, the Rockefellars and the Hunts, as well as the Insurance Companies and the American Churches, in our Country. I wonder how many of us are aware of the money and power of the Frist and Bresden families from Indiana, and what would appear to someone, with a little common sense, might be their interest in health care?
The following is an excerpt taken from a book that might seem as a strange place to find such a thing, but when doing research, we sometimes find ourselves in the most unlikely of places. I will reprint it here and because I have a great deal of respect for those Americans that are still interested in discovery and knowing the truth, I will let each of you draw your own conclusion as to, “Why Indiana?’
The following then is taken from ‘An unfinished Canvas’ by Michael Glascow and Phyllis Gobbell:
…..”And there was Dr. thomas Frist, founder of Hospital Corporation of America, in 1968. through HCA, that was controlled by the Frist family, Dr. Frist and his son Dr. Tommy Frist Jr., began purchasing government owned hospitals, first in the South and then later through out the Country. The Frist and HCA began to conceptualized a stream of cash that literally would never dry up. The United States Treasury (our money folks). With an ever aging population of baby boomers, the billions of dollars in annual Medicare reimbursements, that use to keep locally government owned hospitals afloat, was now flowing into the coffers of privately owned hospitals. HCA had brilliantly engineered one of the largest transfers of public monies into private hands in the history of the Country, a tranfer of wealth,that would lead to Billions.
The seismic shift of power and wealth from public to private hands came full circle in 1995. the youngest Frist brother William Frist, was elected United States Senator, Republican from Tennessee in 1994, the first step to which would become a powerful National political career,with a rise to Senate Majority Leader and potential presidential candidate…….He chose to retire in 2007 and was rumored to be a Presidential candidate in 2008.
Also in ,the 1980s, Bredsen (who ran on the Dem. ticket for governor in Tennessee and narrowly lost) was one of the elite number of business men that amassed stagering amounts of money, in very short periods of time, through health care management organizations. It was the beginning of the fundamental change in American Health Care System. The introduction to both patients and Drs. of the Health Management Organizations HMO’s)”……..
From what I have read elsewhere,the Frist family has long been rumored to having ties with the right wing movements of our Country. Senator Frist was well established, as a conservative Republican. I don’t have to be a rocket Scientist to figure out that if there is nothing left in Social Security but IOU’s and it was drained in the first year of the Republican– Bush takeover of our Country, and that if change in our health care, goes through, it could have a direct effect on the the pockets of MORE than the Insurance Companies.
This may answer why Sarah Palin and the Tea Party including the OBama bashers, may have met in Tennessee. It may also explain why none of the Republicans appear interested in changing health care, despite their protests otherwise.
I have no real answers because the media appears to be doing little or nothing about reporting on the right wing movement. I decided to try to track the money. As a rule where the money is, also, is where the power begins and usually ends. Someone with more acess than I, needs to take a closer look and either verify or contradict my findings of the money and power in Indiana.
It would be helpful to find out if there is any connection to Sarah Palin giving up the governship of Alaska, the last minute payoffs to trailing candidates in the polls, in the Republican races, the efforts to stop health care reform, the rightwing or religious right efforts to change our Constitution, and the OBama Bashing.
They may not be connected to any of it, but someone with very deep pockets is/are definitely paying for the lies that are being spread though out our great Nation. I can’t help but think that sometimes when things do not make sense, they are tied together with dollar bills. Why else did this all begin, simultaneously, as soon as movement started on health care and before OBama even had a chance to lead?