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reply to post by Terrormaster
...I am a customer service rep for bcbs.
So I guess if anyone has any questions I can try to answer, but I am only a rep for group polices (thru an employer) not individual. I don't have any training in those types of policies, but I can try to answer questions to the best of my ability.edit on 7-11-2013 by leelo because: (no reason given)
Report: California Insurer (BCBS) To Delay Health Insurance Cancellations Until End Of March
California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones announced Tuesday that Blue Cross Blue Shield California will delay its individual policy cancellations until March 31, 2014, granting policy holders a 90-day extension.
reply to post by cmdrkeenkid
Well the lame excuses are like butt holes everybody have one, he is trying to change his original statement of keeping your insurance if you like it.
I guess the Democratic party needs to keep itself distanced from the ACA fiasco because it can hurt the next big elections.
The dropping of insurance policies is the retaliation the insurance business is doing against ACA and they are going to benefit with it as they will come back selling more expensive plans with the excuse that is qualifying under the ACA.
Meanwhile people forget that insurance companies Will also be the recipients of billions of dollars on subsidies pay directly to them, so they are to win two times, their record profits have to be protected anyway they can.
I'm sorry for your hardship, but I'm glad that everyone's insurance prices are going up.
Real change won't happen until those that are comfortable are made uncomfortable.
Both parties are on the same team... they play golf together, work together, have lunch together....all this is a well thought out deception set up by people with a more evil objective. I truly believe that Obamacare is set in place to make everyone even more poor, and essentially pissed....which will then cause an uprise, which will then cause martial law!
Ohh and Hi everyone, this is my first post!!!!
reply to post by IAMTAT
Dont' blame the Democrats. The ACA is a copy of a Republican governor's plan. It satisfies the usual Republican responsibility crap that people should pay their own way in life, even if they can't afford it. I think they should have extended Medicare to the whole population and make it free for everyone. But no insurance company or Republican would agree to that - besides putting insurance companies out of business, it would be, gasp, Socialism!
The claim that Dems modeled the nations ACA after a Republican governor's plan is even more disturbing. They couldn't come up with a plan on their own? Really, really tired of this pathetic excuse. The Dems own it. Why didn't Obama pass a single payer plan? He easily could have. Instead he has to model a plan after a Republican health care program? What a complete lack of leadership and integrity.edit on 8-11-2013 by StoutBroux because: (no reason given)
You people don't take 0bama seriously, he's playing for KEEPS, he ain't messing around. He has a strategy to tear America apart, and in his mind equalizing everyone. All he is doing is robbing from the working man and giving to the man who refuses to work. This is Socialism, and it has a workable lifetime, but always ultimately ends in ruin.
You clearly don't know much about socialism. I do. Allow me to enlighten you.
Socialism is not about 'equalizing everyone' - instead it states that all are born with the same rights and so, before the law, are to be treated equal. I believe that your "founding fathers" stated likewise and that Americans are proud of that - they should be.
You then say that socialism robs the working man and gives to the man that refuses to work. Instead, socialists clearly see the need for all to contribute to society and insist that all should try to contribute as well as they can. I believe that Americans also hold this in high regard.
Also, socialists know and acknowledge that stronger shoulders should carry the heavier burdens. A very well known socialist motto is "give what you can and take what you need." I believe that is not against the American way at all.
Then, socialists hate it when people that CAN'T contribute (because they are ill or old, for example) should beg to be allowed to take what they need. That's against human dignity according to socialists. So, yes, they think it is good that the State offers sufficient support to the ill and old - and we are all the State. I don't see anything wrong with that, do you?
In my book, a person that tries to work hard, contributes to society as well as s/he can and only takes for him/herself what is needed is a true socialist. Now, tell me: aren't you a socialist yourself, then?
Sorry but its like the lie Obama is spouting that he never ever said you could keep your health care plan and doctor if you liked them.
Are you starting a new Democratic party lie?
reply to post by wills120
Long-Term Disability has previously been provided by the company for benefit-eligible employees at 100% cost to the company. Although it is being eliminated, you will now have the option to purchase Long-Term Disability at your discretion and at your cost (exactly as you do with Supplemental Life and the Colonial offerings).
Too bad you lived in europe and confuse liberalism with socialism. Socialism was when KLM was government owned and operated. What you guys have now is neoliberalism, the same neoliberalism that is plaguing north america.
Repeat after me.....workers own means of production....THAT IS SOCIALISM! Is it good or bad? Irrellevant!
The only difference between liberalism/neoliberalism and conservatism/neoconservatism is that the first has a huge welfare state attached to the capitalist economy. It is supposed to be a crutch for people that need it, not for the lazy who dont want to get a job!
I came across this link, and it gives you a good idea how insurance company's are trying to manipulate the public..
Just thought I would share.. Please don't kill the messenger. lol.