Regular People Not “Experts” Are Right About Health Care Cost Problem

By: Monday October 24, 2011 12:10 pm

A poll of Massachusetts residents found that regular people in Massachusetts understand why their health care is so extremely expensive. It’s because they have to pay too much for drugs, insurance and hospital care, compared to what other nations pay.


“Non-Profit” Insurer Gives CEO Massive Retirement Package

By: Wednesday March 2, 2011 8:40 am

The CEO of the nonprofit Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts is going to get a retirement package worth $8.6 million after only six years on the job.

What She Said: You Don’t Have to Sell Your Soul to Blue Cross

By: Saturday November 21, 2009 7:04 pm

Health insurance companies don’t vote, Senators. Voters do, and they want a public option.

Kent Conrad Calls Blue Cross/Blue Shield North Dakota “Irresponsible”

By: Wednesday November 18, 2009 4:03 pm

Conrad has been the biggest proponent of health care cooperatives, yet that’s exactly what “irresponsible” BCBS of North Dakota hopes to be under federal legislation.

Oops! Blue Cross Simultaneously Mails Customers Rate Increase with Opposition to Public Option

By: Wednesday October 28, 2009 6:30 pm

Maybe it was just lousy timing, but many customers of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina are ticked off at the mail they’ve received recently from the state’s largest insurer.

First, they learned their rates will rise by an average of 11 percent next year.

Next, they opened a slick flier from the insurer urging them to send an enclosed pre-printed, postage-paid note to Sen. Kay Hagan denouncing what the company says is unfair competition that would be imposed by a government-backed insurance plan. The so-called public option is likely to be considered by Congress in the health-care overhaul debate

Health Insurance Industry Doubles Down on Promise to Increase Premiums

By: Wednesday October 14, 2009 5:45 pm

There is a new “study” [PDF] out today, this time paid for by the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association. It comes only days after the much talked about “study” from AHIP, and (surprise!) comes to very similar conclusions. The Blue Cross Blue Shield conclusion is that premiums would increase even faster with reform, unless we [...]

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