Monday, August 10, 2009

Soros Pledges $5 Million for Obama Healtcare Marketing Push

Oligarch George Soros is sending a $5 million check to Health Care For America Now, the leading coalition of pro-reform groups, unions and providers, reports Greg Sargent.

Among the 21 members of HCAN's steering committee are ACORN,, the Center for American Progress and the Campaign for America’s Future (CAF).

CAF is another institution that has received funding from Soros and the Rockefeller Family Fund. (The Rockefellers have always been major investors in the pharmaceutical industry, and have always been instrumental in directing legislation in a direction that benefits there pharma investments.)

CAF also pushes for national health care as one means to transform the United States into a European social welfare state. Co-founder Robert Borosage previously served as director of the overtly Marxist Institute for Policy Studies, while co-founder Roger Hickey also co-founded the Economic Policy Institute. Other CAF co-founders include socialist columnist Harold Meyerson, Sixties radical Tom Hayden, socialist feminist Barbara Ehrenreich, Service Employees International Union president Andrew Stern, AFL-CIO president John J. Sweeney, Jesse Jackson, and Julian Bond, Sargent reports.


  1. Robert, the headline (which gave me a heart attack) doesn't match the story. Headline says "5 billion", story says "5 million".


  2. Thanks , Steve corrected.

    Bob Murphy was on this also, in a private email.