Thursday, June 14, 2007

What's Bloomberg Gonna Do About This?

Just when you thought it was safe to venture out into the streets and onto the subways of New York City, our good friends at Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield, want to remind you of a couple of things that could fuck up your day.

There are so many things wrong about these ads that its shocking they made it all the way to the phone booths that they grace downtown near Wall Street, where they stand today. Grabbing a surprisingly still effective page from the GOP playbook of fear, this health insurer seems to be sending a targeted message to some "consumer," but it's unclear exactly who that is. Did someone at Empire hear that there were almost 50 million uninsured Americans and decide that there was an unexploited market out there?

The CEO's of these corporations make so much money, it's literally obscene. The money that was spent on this campaign would have been better spent actually approving a procedure or test that the carrier denied to some poor bastard who despite paying his premiums on time, was caught in the insurance morass of constantly delay and deny.

I'm over insurance companies, completely over them. They operate under a thinly-veiled system of government sanctioned, insurance lobbyist authored regulations that are at their core a scam. The current laws, passed by legislators with price tags on their asses, are evil and one-sided, guaranteeing these companies hand-over-fist profits at the expense of the most vulnerable of our nation.

Please come quickly universal healthcare.

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