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How does BCBSNC get away w/ hoarding money & playing broke@ the same time?

Regardless of this fine 'mental health parity law' which passed in 2008, with main sponsor Martha Alexander, there's no mental health parity for:

BCBSNC Federal employee plans
BCBSNC Advanta Plans
BCBCNS 'State Plan'

SO DOES BCBSNC HAVE TO ADHERE TO ANYTHING ASSOCIATED W/ MENTAL HEALTH PARITY AS GUIDED BY THE NC STATE?

Who understands how the state legislature has been bought by BCBSNC other than they get free health insurance from BCBSNC? They act like they have been blackmailed by BCBSNC. Would appreciate any information people have; references would be great. Also, last year for which I can find profits for BCBSNC is 2004 and the net profit then was: $865.5 million. I am finding it hard to understand how they now are asking for money when they have continually increased premiums and membership.

Marsha V. Hammond, PhD, Clinical Lic psychologist, Asheville, NC : hammondmv@netzero.com

NC Mental health reform:
http://madame-defarge.blogspot.com/

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