Rep Nan Hayworth’s Conflict of Interest
If you believe earmarks are bad because they use tax payer dollars to indirectly feed a Congressional representativeâ€™s campaign coffers and to generate votes, then you must believe congressional votes cast to directly fuel a congresswomanâ€™s own personal bank account are horrifically badâ€¦maybe even criminal.
Thatâ€™s exactly what it seems newly elected Republican Rep Nan Hayworth (NYâ€“ 19 CD) is doing.
Hayworth is apparently voting in such a way, on specific issues, that directly benefits her own personal financial bottom line, and her husband’s career as the head of a major health care lobbying organization.
Let me explain: Every time Rep Nan Hayworth votes on any aspect of health care that is exactly what she is doing!
Reason #1: Â Â Â Â Nan Hayworth is a founding partner of the huge, thriving Mount Kisco Medical Group which is a 235-physician multispecialty medical group;
Reason #2: Â Â Â Â Hayworthâ€™s husband, Scott, is also a founding partner and President and Chief Executive Officer of the Mount Kisco Medical Group;
Reason #3: Â Husband Scott is also the Chair of the Board of Directors of the American Medical Group Association, â€œAMGAâ€™Â (perhaps so named as to be easily confused with the AMA, the American Medical Associationâ€¦) In other words, he is the head guy at a major lobbying organization that-surprise-lobbies on health care.
The American Medical Group Association provides â€œa comprehensive package of benefits,Â including political advocacy [code for lobbying],â€¦â€AMGA â€œpromote[s] policymakers’ and lawmakers’ awarenessâ€¦â€
â€œThrough our efforts, members are assured that their interests are represented before many audiences, including Congress and federal agencies, in addition to other healthcare organizations and interest groups.â€ã€€These are direct quotations from the AMGA website, with italics added.
Translation: Nan Hayworthâ€™s husband is the head lobbyist who has personal access to a congresswomanâ€”his wifeâ€”on issues that directly benefit their/her pocketbook.
Heâ€™s not just making money for them as a lobbyist.
Sheâ€”Rep Nan Hayworthâ€”is making money for them personally each timeâ€¦
***She votes for the Pence bill to cut all funding to Planned Parenthood and all of their cancer screenings, STI testing, birth control and more;
***She votes to cut all Title X funding and thus the family planning services provided to approximately five million women and men;
***She votes to overturn the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
Those patients have to go somewhereâ€¦maybe to one of the more than 113,000 physicians who practice in AMGA member organizations orâ€¦to the Hayworthâ€™s very own Mount Kisco Medical Group.
Hayworth keeps proving her husbandâ€™s power as a lobbyist and her ability as a founding partner to keep bringing money home, literally.
This must be illegalâ€¦.no?