BCBS of NC in hot water

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    Backlash Grows Against NC Health Insurer's Anti-Reform Campaign | TPMMuckraker
     
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    Why shouldn't they lobby their customers? I get my auto insurance from AAA, and I am barraged with advice from them on everything from where to get my auto repairs, what trips I might like to take, how much life insurance I should have, etc., as well as AAA's advocacy positions on traffic laws. What's the problem with a health insurance company telling its customers what it thinks about what the Dems are trying to pass off as health insurance reform?
     
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    Well, they apparently did something wrong under NC law.
     
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    According to your link, the insurance commissioner is only requiring them to respond to legislators who don't like BCBS's position, and the Attorney General thinks there is a possibility that BCBS may not have provided contact information for people who received the robo call and wanted to respond. For those who find using a telephone directory challenging, this might be a problem.
     
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    Interesting.........you allow insurance companies to tell you everything they want you to do (and in essence, are limiting your power of choice by telling you what they support), yet, you choose to say that a public option where the government is simply OVERSEEING (and we've got that today, with Congress' health care, the military, etc.), and making sure that things go according to plan, is actually running your life and limiting your power of choice.

    Hypocrite much?

    Same as the insurance companies.........hunh.............:eusa_whistle:
     
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    Does anyone else besides myself find it disturbing that BCBS controls 97% of the state's health insurance market? Not only do they not want competition from the government; they don't want competition from anyone. Nothing like having a near monopoly.
     
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    Who wudda thunk that NC was a liberal haven?
     

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