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Obama’s Health Czar Shuts Down NC Blue Cross Propaganda

Nancy-Ann DeParle takes Bob Greczyn to the woodshed. Politico reports in a profile of DeParle today:

After word leaked that a North Carolina insurance company was planning Web videos critical of President Barack Obama’s proposal for a public health insurance plan, the White House health reform czar had the company’s chief executive on the phone explaining himself.

And not long after the phone call between Nancy-Ann DeParle and Bob Greczyn of BlueCross BlueShield of North Carolina, the company dropped its plans to post the anti-public-plan videos on the Web, DeParle and a company spokesman told POLITICO.

“He said, ‘Well, Nancy-Ann, those aren’t ads. Those were just going to go up on a website,'” DeParle said in an interview in the Old Executive Office Building. “He’s not doing it now.”

10 Comments


  1. Rob Schofield

    May 26, 2009 at 1:50 pm

    And I’ll bet she doesn’t make anywhere near $4 million a year.

  2. Single Payer Action

    May 26, 2009 at 2:15 pm

    I still think Bob G. needs to find another line of work.

  3. jag99@georgetown.edu

    May 26, 2009 at 10:33 pm

    Great, work by the Progressive Pulse in getting the word out on this story. On Nancy Ann Minn Deparle, sounds like she did well here, but she’s actually no stranger to making huge sums of money from our health care system. According to Washington Post, she’s made more than $2 million from corporate boards alone in recent years since leaving the Clinton Administration. In addition, she was working as a managing partner in a private equity firm. Perhaps the way to view this is it is particularly admirable that she gave this up to work for President Obama…..

    Washington Post article at http://mobile.washingtonpost.com/detail.jsp?key=386829&rc=to&p=1&all=1#___1__

  4. IBXer

    May 27, 2009 at 8:56 am

    This is the most fascist thing I have ever heard of taking place in the American government.

  5. Adam Searing

    May 27, 2009 at 11:17 am

    Wow – worse than rounding up Japanese-Americans and locking them up during WWII?

  6. […] Politico reported that NC Blue Cross got a call from President Obama’s health care czar Nancy-Ann DeParle. […]

  7. Mimi

    May 27, 2009 at 1:50 pm

    You guys rock.

  8. IBXer

    May 28, 2009 at 9:56 am

    Unlike national defense, providing health insurance is not constitutionally required of the government. The fact that this government is using threats and bullying its citizens into silence in order to expand its power over our lives is truly the most horrifying thing I have ever seen my government do in my lifetime.

  9. NanRaleigh

    May 28, 2009 at 5:18 pm

    Did you know that Blue Cross NC doesn’t even give its own employees health insurance?

  10. Lou Meyers

    June 1, 2009 at 11:00 pm

    Ahhhh too bad! The Bigger Badder Bully stomps the poor little NC Blue Cross Bully, who’s good at shoving sky high premiums into the faces of sick people.

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