Thought Experiment

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Substitute “Pioneer Institute” for “Health Care For All” in the following State House News report (subscription required) and ask yourself if there would be radio silence in the press and blogosphere (BlueMassGroup, call your office!!) on this:

The documents also reveal a cozy relationship between the Patrick administration and Health Care For All, a consumer advocacy organization that often support the administration’s health care policies. In an email exchange on March 24, Health Care for All official Georgia Maheras repeatedly asked Insurance Commissioner Murphy how the group can be “helpful” in responding to his pending decisions on health insurance rates for small businesses.

“If you expect to do anything ‘newsworthy’, can we be helpful with our blog or media at all?” she asked.

In his reply a half hour later, Murphy said, “I appreciate your offer and we may very well take you up on it.”