UnitedHealth Group has been vilified by progressives for its role in opposing various health-reform proposals supported by the left.
So why is former Democratic Sen. and Obama ally Tom Daschle working as a paid adviser to UnitedHealth? Daschle explained in a Q&A published in this week’s New York Times Sunday Magazine:
On the left there are those who say that you should never talk to people who differ with you on a high-profile issue. My question to the left would be, whom would they advise these insurance companies talk to? Rush Limbaugh and Glenn Beck and Sarah Palin? That’s the alternative. They can talk to Glenn Beck and Sarah Palin, or they can talk to me.