Here's some more of that spontaneous, grassroots opposition to health care reform that the Republicans keep talking about:
At least one major insurer is urging its employees to participate in tea parties.
Last week, UnitedHealth Group--the second largest health insurance company in the country--sent out a letter to its employees urging them to call UHG's United for Health Reform Advocacy Hotline to speak with an advocacy specialist about health care reform. The advocacy specialist, according to the letter, is there to help UHG employees write personalized messages to elected officials, and to arm them with talking points to use at local events in order to better oppose the public health insurance option.
However, a source who's insured by UHG--and who also obtained the letter--called the hotline on Tuesday and says the company directed him to an events list hosted by the right wing America's Independent Party, and suggested he attend an anti-health care reform tea party sponsored by religious fundamentalist Dave Daubenmire, scheduled for today outside the office of Blue Dog Rep. Zack Space (D-OH).
Of course we know why the insurance companies oppose the public option, even as they pretend to support reform, but now they're hooking up with the leader of an Army of God to do it?
Apparently UnitedHealth Group has joined an Army of Bipartisan Health Care Reform death squad.
A representative of UnitedHealth Group's Corporate Communications office said they would call back with a reaction to the story. They didn't.
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