Where Do Our Premiums Go?

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Cancer? Heart Attack? CIGNA Says Walk It Off

One of CIGNA’s advertising taglines is ‘A Business of Caring.’ Lets pick a better CIGNA tagline.

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If the insurance companies win, you lose.

If reform passes without a choice of a public health insurance option, if insurers can keep denying care for pre-existing conditions, and if you can’t afford health insurance, the insurance companies will keep making money while you will keep losing out. It’s really that simple.

We must fight back.

Today, thousands of people across the country are taking the fight directly to the insurance companies. We’ll be presenting them with a list of demands: Stop denying our care and stop using our premiums to lobby against health reform.

Click here to fax your insurance company these demands. A copy will be sent to the Senate Finance Committee, who are debating the “Baucus Bill” today.

For years the insurance companies have expanded their total stranglehold over health care. They make record profits. The make life-and-death decisions. And they’re spending millions of dollars on campaign contributions and lobbyists to defeat reform – nearly $700,000 per day!1

That’s your money they’re spending to defeat health care reform and the choice of a public health insurance option.

You’re a customer and a person with a voice, so you can fight back. Click here to fax your demands to the insurance industry and join thousands who are doing the same thing today.

We’ll make sure your message gets to your insurer, your Members of Congress, and Members of the Senate Finance Committee, who are starting to work on the Baucus Bill – a bill that gives the insurance industry everything it wants.2

Thank you for fighting back against the insurance industry.

Let’s clog up their fax machines! Click here.

With your help, we’ll be the ones who will win.

To your health,

Levana Layendecker
Health Care for America Now

Five Ways to Improve Max Baucus’s Bill

By Ezra Klein  |  September 16, 2009

There’s a lot more to say about the provisions in Baucus’s bill, and perhaps I’ll continue picking through the legislation tomorrow. But we basically covered the big-ticket items today. Max Baucus’s bill is a very good platform with some very severe failings. The guts of the bill, the things people don’t notice, are more fully fleshed out in this legislation than in the other bills I’ve seen. The exchanges, the risk adjustment, the delivery system reforms, the possibility of national insurance plans — all that is fully realized in this bill. But the legislation has some serious, even crippling, flaws. Here are five ways to improve it…Read More

Many Employers to Raise Cost of Health Benefits

Washington Post Staff Writer
Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Though Americans who already have medical coverage may be wary of change, a new survey indicates that they may be hard-pressed to escape it — even in the absence of health-care reform…Read More

The Health Insurance Racket – brave new films

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CIGNAs Edward Hanway spends his holidays in a $13 million beach house in New Jersey. Meanwhile, regular Americans are routinely denied coverage for the care they need when they need it most.

Welcome to the American health insurance industry. Instead of helping policyholders attain the health security they need for their families, big insurance companies get rich by denying coverage to patients. Now theyre sending lobbyists to Washington, DC to twist the arms of lawmakers to oppose reform of the status quo. Why? Because the status quo pays.

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Senator Sanders Unfiltered: Ripping Off America

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