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Rep. Meek: There are members of Congress telling health insurers, ‘We have your back.’

By Faiz Shakir  

"Rep. Meek: There are members of Congress telling health insurers, ‘We have your back.’"

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In an interview with ThinkProgress yesterday, Rep. Kendrick Meek (D-FL) — who is now running for Senate — warned that special interests’ influence over Congress has impeded efforts at health care reform. Insurance companies are now promising to cover individuals with preexisting conditions. Meek told us, “That’s major. That could have happened 10 years ago, but because of the special interests and the protection of some of these individuals that are in Congress now that are saying, ‘We have your back,’ they didn’t have to worry about that.” Meek went on to explain that health insurers have a strong “arsenal of communication and also of political influence” among members of Congress “in keeping the status quo.” Watch it:

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