The health care reform bill approved by the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee (HELP) would provide federal grants to state and local governments and a “national network of community-based organizations” to “promote healthy living and reduce disparities” and to monitor people’s weight, eating, exercise habits and other individual behaviors that affect health at the community level. The language instituting the program, entitled “Community Transformation Grants,” is on pages 382-387 of the bill as posted on the committee’s Web site.
It also appears that David Axelrod was on the take from drug companies. Didn’t lefties throw a hissy-fit about allegations that Cheney was on the take from Halliburton? But Axelrod gets a pass because he’s under the glow of Dear Leader’s halo? The graft, corruption, and unchecked power-lust in this administration is breath-taking.