I 'm 100% 1st Amendment rights, but people and agencies must also be responsible and not mislead, lie or mis represent the truth. IF they do so they should be stopped. What happens if someone tells lies about another and the victim goes to Court and gets a cease and desist order... that constricts your rights, but it's legal.
Again the Feds didn't tell them they couldn't communicate at all, just not on potential Govt health care policies. (esp. since none are in stone yet). I can't believe anyone would listen to a Health Care Insurance company . . like listening to Jack the Ripper before he slits your throat ! . . or worse yet Fox News !!
They are now doing letter to editor in newspapers. We had one in the Springfield paper yesterday written by an individual but it was about the Medicare Advantage by Humana. This was in the 9/21/09 Springfield News Leader.
VOICE OF THE DAY Seniors may not understand negative impact of reform TOM HOLT • SEPTEMBER 22, 2009 Read Comments(20) Recommend(4)Print this pageE-mail this articleShare
My purpose in writing this letter is I am concerned that many of our senior citizens do not understand that the health care reform bill proposed by the president and many Democrats and some Republicans will have a very negative impact on them, health wise and financially.
Millions of retired senior citizens now have two choices in selecting a provider for their health care, Medicare or a plan provided by hospitals or insurance companies called "Medicare Advantage Plans." These plans are known as HMOs and PPOs. When senior citizens select a Medicare Advantage Plan their Medicare monthly premium deducted from their monthly Social Security checks is paid to the Medicare Advantage Provider, not Medicare.
Senior citizens select Medicare Advantage Plans because they want more medical coverage and less deductions and copays than Medicare but they have to pay an additional premium over and above the Medicare premium directly to the Medicare Advantage Provider.
In the September 2009 AARP Bulletin, Patricia Barry stated that all health care proposals now being considered will cut the Medicare Advantage Private Plans and without those subsidies these private plans would have to become more efficient, raise their premiums, reduce benefits or withdraw from Medicare.
Our representatives have not revealed this latest information to us.
President Obama has stated that the government plan he is promoting will reduce health care costs by $540 billion dollars. The question is how will this happen? Below are answers to this question.
1. Eliminate private Medicare Advantage Plans.
2. Prevent senior citizens from having a choice of health care plans.
3. The proposed government health care plan will allow rationing health care to senior citizens.
Please, please call your federal government officials and ask them to vote "no" to a federal government plan and protect our Medicare Advantage Plans.
Roy Blunt, 889-1800
Kit Bond, 864-8258
Clair McCaskill, 868-8745
Thank you for reading this letter and I pray that you will become involved in this issue.
Loc: Yuba City, California
"In the September 2009 AARP Bulletin, Patricia Barry stated that all health care proposals now being considered will cut the Medicare Advantage Private Plans and without those subsidies these private plans would have to become more efficient, raise their premiums, reduce benefits or withdraw from Medicare."
That's right, and I couldn't agree more!
Those health-care entities who decide to participate in the Medicare "Advantage Private Plans" in the future had better get their act together or perish with the rest of the greedy azzbags feeding at the trough of the American Taxpayers!
No more government subsidies for any company who puts profits ahead of care.
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