On Fox News' America's Newsroom this morning, guest anchor Juliet Huddy hosted Mary Grealy, "the president of the Healthcare Leadership Council." Grealy spent her time attacking a proposal to include allowing people age 55 to 65 to buy in to Medicare as a "non-starter," complaining about the current "cost-shift" from government programs to private insurers and underpayments to hospitals, and advocating for subsidies to purchase private health insurance instead:
Somehow, Huddy never got around to explaining what the "Healthcare Leadership Council" is. Here's the situation: they are a healthcare advocacy organization that represents some of the biggest healthcare providers and private insurance companies in the country. In other words, Grealy collects a paycheck from the very people who stand to lose from a Medicare buy-in and stand to gain from subsidies for private insurance.