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National media sources are confirming what we already know here, that Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina is a leader—against meaningful health care reform.

Following up on Adam Searing’s report that BCBSNC is sending out pre-paid postcards to its policyholders encouraging them to send the cards that oppose a public health care option to Senator Kay Hagan, the Huffington Post has picked up on the story.

The Post ought to remind policyholders that they don’t have to tolerate their premiums paying for opposition to health care reform by following the example of one Progressive Pulse reader that Adam recently sited.

BCBSNC made national news by producing one of the first television commericals opposing a public option. Now it is leading the way in using policyholder premiums to fight it. 

Sure does make you proud of our Blue Cross, doesn’t it?

2 Comments


  1. James

    October 26, 2009 at 1:40 pm

    Follow the saga … at BlueNC and also at Daily Kos.

    Links here.

  2. FEdUp Dem

    October 26, 2009 at 3:30 pm

    Is it legal for a business to use Business Reply Permits to send lobbying information to a 3rd party? I understood BRP was to be used by a business for replies back TO the business, which is how the PO knows to charge.
    But the cards say postage will be paid by Hagan, as the Addressee.
    So is it legal for her to use taxpayer money to pay for BC/BS mailings????
    Who is paying for the cards to be mailed?

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