Monday, October 26, 2009

BlueCross postcard campaign backfires

Posted By on Mon, Oct 26, 2009 at 3:33 PM

The lovely, lovely folks at BlueCrossBlueShield of North Carolina, as you know, have your health care interests, and the interests of your fellow citizens, topmost in their minds. While we’re at it – but you know this already, too – the Pope is a Southern Baptist. But I digress. As part of its aggressive effort to defeat, or water down, health care reform legislation making its way through Congress, BCBSNC sent out untold numbers of postage-paid postcards, urging its customers to forward it to Sen. Kay Hagan, in order to tell her that the sender is opposed to “federal intervention in the private health insurance market." As if "the private health insurance market" isn't U.S. health care problem No. 1. Anyhow, some people aren’t taking kindly to BCBSNC’s postcard campaign, and they’re doing something about it:  sending the card to Sen. Hagan, but only after having changed the message to strongly support reform. There’s a very good diary posted on DailyKos that shows how to do it. BCBSNC has made it clear it has even less shame than it has concern for its hostages, er, customers, so as long as they’re paying the postage, tell Hagan what you really think.


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