From the News & Observer, news of an insurance parasite company self-justifing replacement by a public healthcare system:
[M]any customers of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina are ticked off at the mail they’ve received recently from the state’s largest insurer.First, they learned their rates will rise by an average of 11 percent next year.
Next, they opened a slick flier from the insurer urging them to send an enclosed pre-printed, postage-paid note to Sen. Kay Hagan denouncing what the company says is unfair competition that would be imposed by a government-backed insurance plan. The so-called public option is likely to be considered by Congress in the health-care overhaul debate.
“No matter what you call it, if the federal government intervenes in the private health insurance market, it’s a slippery slope to a single-payer system,” the BCBS flier read. “Who wants that?”
Plenty of people, it turns out.
Indignant Blue Cross customers have rebelled against the insurer’s message, complaining that their premium dollars have funded such a campaign.
The money shot:
Lew Borman, a Blue Cross spokesman, said he wasn’t sure how many people got the flier urging them to contact Hagan, but he said the mailing relied on voter registration records, not a customer list.
Since the company controls more than half of the state’s health insurance market, there was unavoidable overlap.
Yes, the insurance parasite company believes that that justifies handing the blood that it has sucked out of its victims back to said victims and telling them to use it to drown themselves.
And, of course, with senators like Joe LIEberman carrying the water of the insurance parasites companies, I’d go get a snorkel and learn to tread blood.