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  •  Blue cross and blue shield... (4+ / 0-)

    Blue cross and blue shield
    symbols of mercy and strength
    ...once upon a time

    "I use to admire you." -- Saturday hate mail-apalooza, July 18, 2009

    by buddymadera on Sat Jul 25, 2009 at 04:04:12 PM PDT

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    •  and in years since, HOPELESSLY PERVERTED (1+ / 0-)
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      into a hollow shell of their former efficacy - now, just images to help SHILL an IMPOSSIBLY EXPENSIVE Health Care company.

      Republicans: YOU'RE the PROBLEM, WE'RE the SOLUTION.

      by dagnome on Sat Jul 25, 2009 at 06:03:49 PM PDT

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    •  Governments were complicit (0+ / 0-)

      In California, a number of years back, Blue Cross of California was a non-profit.  They decided they wanted to go public.  So the CA AG made them put $500-600M in a health-related foundation (California Health Care Foundation, look 'em up), and let them do it.  The NFP CEO walked away with multiple millions in the deal.

      Later the for-profit that resulted merged with a very large out-of-state health insurer, forming one of the biggest publicly-traded firms in the industry.

      And so it goes.

      Frank Luntz: "I'm not a policy person. I'm a language person." Common-Language Translation: "I'm not a policy person. I'm a deception person."

      by planmeister on Sat Jul 25, 2009 at 06:14:12 PM PDT

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