While I have been very disappointed in Steffy over the past year, mostly because she is acting like a Republican, I found this possible announcement really interesting;

In recent days, state Rep. Dr. Blake Curd of Sioux Falls has shown up on that list, having spread the word that he is a possible player in the race for his party’s nomination for U.S. House.

Not sure if you know who Dr. Blake ‘Uncle Fester’ Curd is, but him and Dr.(?) Unruh are the ones spearheading the SD teabagger resistance to public healthcare. Blake is a multi-millionaire specialist hand surgeon in SD, that tells us right there why he is against reform. While Steffy seems to be lost on healthcare reform, I think someone like Curd representing us would be detrimental to the state, especially for the mostly lower middle-class and working poor in our state.

6 Thoughts on “Run Curd, Run

  1. I hope he runs. He will lose and it will get him out of the state legislature!

  2. Don’t forget that he has a little house for sale, for you today $2.8 million.

  3. redhatterb on September 18, 2009 at 5:52 pm said:

    My sister told me yesterday that 70% of the doctors nationwide, polled have said if health care reform passes, all of the older doctors will just up and retire. But the only place that she listens to the news is FOX news, and sometimes CNN. I have a hunch the ones against it are probably the specialists, like Curd. I didn’t even respond to my sister’s statement, because she is always trying to engage me in debates about politics and religion. She is an ultra conservative Bible thumper, that thinks people like Leslee are gods. When she brings up something like this I just go ahead and change the subject, because if we get into it we end up not speaking for awhile, and my two sisters are the only immediate family I have left.

    To me it vaguely seems like when Curd ran for the legislature one thing he wanted to work on was health and I voted for him for that reason, but he seems to be against reform now that he is in.

    I was at the lab at my clinic today and there was man there waiting for them to open and we got to talking about politicians and he feels like I do that as long as they are running they say what they think people want to hear, and then when they get elected they do the opposite.

    My opinion of Curd has changed in the last year.

  4. redhatterb
    Your sister is wrong, 73% of doctors favor public and private insurance. It is my opinion that Curd ran for state office and has eyes on higher offices because he wants to change the law to support physician owned hospitals. He makes a lot of trips to DC to lobby congress.
    Most doctors — 63 percent — say they favor giving patients a choice that would include both public and private insurance. That’s the position of Pres. Obama and of many congressional Democrats. In addition, another 10 percent of doctors say they favor a public option only; they’d like to see a single-payer health care system. Together, the two groups add up to 73 percent.
    Blake Curd fears that Congress and industry lobbyists are using medical insurance reform to go after physician-owned hospitals…
    This could stop most physician-owned hospitals under construction, since provider numbers are seldom given to such hospitals until they are completed. Medicare patients make up a large portion of physician-owned hospitals’ revenue.

  5. Anonymous on September 18, 2009 at 7:33 pm said:

    Blake Curd? No….

    It’s Baked Turd!

  6. When you run with Blue Cross Dogs, you tend to pick up the fleas associated with them. I’m loving that alpha male Blue (Cross) Dog Ross is getting called out. In his state, 80% support and want the public option – and it’s very clear he’s a bought and paid for man.

    If Herseth-Sandlin doesn’t support a strong public option, no triggers, no co-ops, I won’t vote for Curd, but I won’t vote for her either. Democratic folks are watching this issue, it’s too important and if it loses, it’s because the Blue Dogs sold out. They deserve to go.

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