Health and Human Services Task Force

Express-Scripts is Twenty-Sixth Corporation to Dump ALEC

Pharmacy benefits manager Express-Scripts told the Center for Media and Democracy today that it has ended its membership in the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), making it the twenty-sixth business to dump ALEC in recent months.

Express-Scripts’ head of corporate communications David Whitrap confirmed to CMD that the corporation has dropped its ALEC membership but did not provide a reason. The St. Louis, Missouri-based Express-Scripts had been a member of ALEC and its Health and Human Services Task Force since at least 2010. At the 2011 ALEC Annual Meeting, Express-Scripts sponsored the “Missouri Night” party for legislators from the state at Antoine’s Restaurant in New Orleans.

To read more about the 26th for profit corporation to leave ALEC, please click here

National Federation of Independent Business–great another member of the Cabal

The NFIB is currently the lead plaintiff in the U.S. Supreme Court case NFIB v. Sebelius challenging President Barack Obama’s signature health care reform legislation in its entirety. The suit is being brought forward by the NFIB’s legal arm, the Small Business Legal Center. The NFIB legal arm’s advisory board includes Wendy Lee Gramm, who founded the Mercatus Center‘s Regulatory Studies Program at George Mason University and C. Boyden Gray, a former White House Counselor during the Bush Administration who helped found the Federalist Society. [19] Both the Mercatus Center and the Federalist Society are funded by the Koch Family Foundations.

The NFIB is a private-sector member of ALEC and has had representatives on the ALEC Civil Justice Task Force, Health and Human Services Task Force and Tax and Fiscal Policy Task Force.

To read up on more about NFIB, please click here

There is also an excellent article from Brendan Fischer at PR Watch – Who is Bankrolling the Fight Against Obamacare, which you can read by clicking here that talks about NFIB.

And just check out the list of tags to this article.  These guys are involved with a lot of right wing Cabal organizations

Think tank adds 2 to staff

[comment by Bob Sloan]:

ALEC’s Director of Health and Human Services, Christie Herrera has become the VP of Medicaid Reform for the Foundation for Government Accountability, a state-level conservative policy think tank based in Naples, where she will head up Florida’s pursuit of Medicaid “Reform”. Good riddance and Floridians look out…she’s ALEC’s “Obamacare” repeal go to expert, your Medicaid program is fixin’ to come under intense attack.

To read the announcement, please click here