NC Blue Cross – 96.8% Monopoly Insurer

When NC Blue Cross has 96.8% of the individual private health insurance business in North Carolina, there isn’t any other way to describe that except as a monopoly. Individual health insurance is coverage bought directly by an individual or family and not through an employer.

And Kay Hagan can’t decide if a public health insurance plan option is a good thing for North Carolinians?

5 Comments

  1. Aftercancer

    June 30, 2009 at 1:08 pm

    How has this been allowed to happen? Does anyone know? This is obscene.

  2. Single Payer Action

    July 1, 2009 at 4:53 am

    yeah and they try to hoodwink you into thinking a $1000 deductible policy is a good deal. Only in America.

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