Top of the morning
In case you missed it, It has been an interesting week for Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina.
The Washington Post reported that the company was developing ads to kill a major part of President Obama’s health care plan. That prompted all sorts of criticism, inlcluding this rundown of the hypocrisy of Blue Cross posted by Media Matters on the Huffington Post.
Then came the first public report that the lobbyist involved in a possible bribe of a state legislator may be a Blue Cross lobbyist.
WRAL-TV reported that Blue Cross paid $40,000 of the salary of Mary Easley’s controversial job at N.C. State, putting the company in a nice positition of influence with her husband Mike Easley, who was then governor.
Quite a week indeed. And it is only Wednesday.