Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Blue Crossed?

Late in 2008, Blue Cross of Michigan pushed a last ditch plan on lame duck legislators to raise rates on individuals. The plan failed, but Blue Cross is at it again. They've proposed a 56% rate increase on individuals, a plan they say is necessary due to an increase in individual policies as more people lose their jobs and their employer covered insurance. Because that's just what the unemployed residences of Michigan need, a significant increase in expenses and unreasonable health care costs. Didn't we just have a huge conversation about affordable health care during this latest election year? Way to kick people when they're down. The Blues indeed...

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