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Forget all this talk about health care reform. Don’t worry about the 50 million people who are uninsured or the thousands of families in North Carolina losing their health care during this recession.

Nothing is really going to happen with health care reform for five to ten years, according to Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina CEO Bob Grecyzn. And Grecyzn should know. BCBSNC is one of the leaders in the efforts to derail a public health care option for consumers, a key part of President Obama’s health reform proposal. 

The company was called out by the Washington Post last month when word leaked about misleading ads BSBCNC was producing about Obama’s plan.

The Triangle Business Journal reports that Greczyn addressed the furor created by the Post story in his Friday speech in Chapel Hill.

Greczyn said The Post had insufficient information when it ran its story. The insurer has posted those videos on a Web site, www.nchealthreform.com, which the company says is intended to help educate North Carolina residents about health reform.

As Adam Searing reported here last week, the Post had plenty of information and had the essence of the story right in its report about the company’s efforts to squash the public plan option.

But don’t worry if you are one of the 1.4 million people in North Carolina without health insurance. Greczyn says there is a reason to smile.

We’ll be having a lot of fun with this

Isn’t it nice to be part of his summer entertainment?

2 Comments

  1. James

    June 22, 2009 at 8:45 am

  2. Marsha V. Hammond, PhD

    June 24, 2009 at 4:06 pm

    Saturday, May 23, 2009

    http://madamedefarge2scutinizingbcbsnc.blogspot.com/2009/05/raleighs-flim-flam-capstrat-pr-firm.html

    Raleigh’s flim flam Capstrat PR Firm works for BCBSNC and against public health insurance:’We help corporations advance regulatory interests’

    Every so often you get a glimpse of the machinations behind the curtain and this is one of those pieces of investigative reporting. You GO Raleigh News Observer.

    See it shine here, detail after detail re: this Mr. Eudy, co-owner of Capstrat & supporter of Obama. Listen to the low hum of those big wheels as they make mincemeat of the common person’s desires for their government…… winding up his advertising merry-go-round, sneaking around the periphery of Obama’s universal health care initiative—–in his sheep’s clothing—-all the while doing the work for BCBSNC, his boss-man.

    http://projects.newsobserver.com/under_the_dome/obamas_informal_adviser_in_raleigh

    This is all you need to know about Mr. Eudy:

    “We help corporations advance regulatory interests”

    “Eudy was the best man at the wedding of Bob Greczyn (CEO BCBSNC)”

    “CAPSTRAT’S LARGEST CORPORATE CLIENTS: Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina”

    “Ken Eudy is one of Barack Obama’s key supporters in North Carolina.”

    ******************************************

    Couple that to this week’s WaPo article outlining how BCBSNC is using the ill gotten gains from not paying for patient care (as a BCBSNC Advanta insured member, in a 3 member healthy family, I cannot get reimbursed screening colonoscopies or mammograms; and there is no mental health parity tho a law was passed last year: BCBSNC was allowed by state legislature to OPT OUT) and this is what you got:

    ‘North Carolina’s Blue Cross Blue Shield Trying to Kill Key Plank of Obama Plan.’

    “……the company has hired an outside PR company to make a series of videos sounding the alarm about a government-sponsored health insurance option, known as the public plan….”

    YO: MR OBAMA: THAT BA-BA BLEATING IS A SHEEP DRESSED IN WOLF’S CLOTHING.

    Marsha V. Hammond, PhD Lic Psychologist, NC
    Posted by Marsha V. Hammond, PhD
    http://madamedefarge2scutinizingbcbsnc.blogspot.com/