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Majority of NC favors Public Option

One reason Blue Cross is fighting so hard against real health reform – especially a public health plan option that might give it some competition – is fear that change is coming. Why is change likely to happen? Well, according to the latest Elon University poll, 54% of North Carolinians support a public option health plan. And people must be fed up with Blue – 41% say they would choose to join the public plan if it were available to them.

3 Comments


  1. Jennifer Roberts

    November 2, 2009 at 10:20 pm

    I have received at least 4 glossy, large,expensive-looking flyers from Blue Cross Blue Shield in the mail in the last couple of weeks, and I am not one of their customers. They state that health care reform will be very expensive, and ask the recipient to oppose reform. I cannot imagine the millions they are spending on these flyers. We would love to have that money for some of our community health care clinics here!
    Jennifer Roberts
    Charlotte

  2. Single Payer Action

    November 3, 2009 at 7:24 am

    Thanks to the relentless work of single payer forces, including some members of the Congress, the web of deception around the public option is unraveling. The day the Senate version of the health care bill was finalized even Rachel Maddow got around to posing many but not all of the same deal-breaking questions Kip Sullivan, PNHP and others single payer activists were asking five months ago, questions that the public option’s sponsors couldn’t answer then, and can’t answer now.

    •How can the public option “compete” with private insurers to lower their costs when it will be limited to only a few million people?

    •How can the public option “compete” with private insurers when its pool will be disproportionately poor and sick?

    •Why must we wait until 2013 for the Democratic plan to cover the uninsured?

  3. Alex

    November 3, 2009 at 2:33 pm

    If BCBSNC raises my costs one more time I have had it.

    Enough is enough.

    Greed and hubris.

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