I'm not sure if anyone has turned on to this topic yet. So I will post it. I was doing one of my many surfings of Huffington Post when I saw the following headline,
Blue Cross Blue Shield NC Lobbies Against Reform
so I click on the story and a new headline comes up
BlueCross BlueShield of North Carolina's Desperate Attempt To Deceive
The article is about how BCBSNC says in public that they suppport the president's plan for healthcare while at the same time sending out advertisements questioning the viability of the President's plan.
Here is one of the advertisements that BCBSNC is going to run.
"BCBS Of North Carolina Implied Public Option May Not Cover Preexisting Conditions. The Washington Post obtained storyboards of BlueCross BlueShield of North Carolina advertisements opposed to health care reform. In a crowded gathering, the advertisement viewer will hear, "...pre-existing conditions? Nobody knows yet..." [BlueCross BlueShield of North Carolina ad via Washington Post,"
And an example of what BCBSNC says and what they really believe.
BlueCross BlueShield Ad Implies Premiums Would Rise Under Public Plan. According to storyboards of a BlueCross BlueShield of North Carolina advertisement obtained by the Washington Post, the viewer can overhear partygoers discuss "rising premiums." [BlueCross BlueShield of North Carolina ad via Washington Post, 5/18/09]
Private Health Insurance Premiums Are Up 119% Since 1999, Compared To A 34% Increase In Wages. According to the Kaiser Family Foundation, health insurance premiums have increased 119% since 1999, while workers' earnings have increased by just 34%. [Kaiser Family Foundation, accessed 5/19/09]
The link to the article is