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Friday, February 12, 2010

Anthem Blue Cross Rate Hike

If you were wondering what was going on with the health care policy debate then maybe you should take a look at what the health care insurance industry is doing. Maybe we should let the insurance companies dictate competition in the market place like the Republican Party is fighting for to keep health care insurance rates down? All of this bull coming from the Dem’s and left wing loonies is all probably just smoke and mirrors to scare average consumers. Anyone in America can get health care insurance at affordable rates. Even Michael Steele, the GOP Chairman, knows that health care coverage is and always will be very affordable in America.

“Trust me, after taxes, a million dollars is not a lot of money,” Steele said. - Think Progress

I’m wondering if Mr. Steele would like to get his health care insurance from Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield in California that is raising premiums for their policy holders by 39%? Just write the check out and don’t forget the stamp Michael. HHS Secretary Sebelius is pissed and she isn't signing a blank check to Anthem Blue Cross...

Sebelius Calls on Anthem Blue Cross to Publicly Justify 39 Percent Premium Increase

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius today sent a letter to Anthem Blue Cross and called on the company to publicly justify its decision to raise premiums for its California customers by as much as 39 percent. In her letter, Sebelius notes that the parent company of Anthem Blue Cross, WellPoint Incorporated earned $2.7 billion in the last quarter of 2009.

“As we continue the health insurance reform debate in Washington, this announcement reminds us that too many Americans can be left with unaffordable insurance each time the rates or rules change in the private market,” Sebelius added. “It’s clear that we need health insurance reform that will give American families the secure, affordable coverage they need.”
- Health & Human Services

Things that make you go Hmmmmmmm? Feel free to view and sign the petition HERE to have Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield explain how they can justify a 39% health insurance premium increase. Otherwise you can keep on driving by this horrific accident called a health care system because there is nothing to see here, keep moving, nothing to see here.


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Blogger Sue said...

Hi Mat! This whole horrific HC deal is driving me nuts. I'm moving to Canada! lol. (seriously I wish I could)

How are you and what's new?? xoxoxo

1:57 PM  
Blogger Papamoka said...

Oh Canada... la, la, la... LOL! Hugs at ya Sue! I'll email you an update my friend.

9:07 PM  

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