Which Montana Republican strategist decided it was a good idea to make a woman caught in a Medicaid fraud probe the public face of the conservative health care message?
Former GOP legislator Joe Balyeat says he has “a group of doctors” who are “rallying” in support of a “free-market” health care system, the Ravalli Republic reports.
Yet only one doctor was mentioned in the article on the rally, which appears to have had more reporters in attendance than actual rallyers based on the coverage it got. Sen. Balyeat insisted that:
“the new coalition has 12 to 15 members.
“We are going to try to involve other health care professionals,” Balyeat said. “Right now, it’s almost exclusively doctors.”
Right…perhaps he means “exclusively” the one doctor quoted, and that one has quite the history.
Annie Bukacek is the leader the movement which has failed three times to collect even half of the signatures needed to get an abortion ban on the ballot. The reason it didn’t qualify is because Montanans simply don’t want this garbage in our Constitution. That the signature gathering was found to be pushed largely by out-of state interests could not have helped. The proposal was so extreme that even Montana’s in-state anti-choice groups refused to get involved.