Nothing says you support our troops like looking for an excuse to drop their medical coverage and let them die.
THORNTON, Colo. -- Two pennies. That's the difference between a potentially life-saving surgery and a dropped insurance plan.Those 2 cents could cost Vietnam veteran Ronald Flanagan everything."Everybody we talk to is very surprised that 2 cents is enough to do this," said Flanagan.
It was an innocent enough mistake, according to Ronald's wife, Frances Flanagan."If I only had just hit the nine instead of the seven," Frances said.When she was paying their monthly health insurance premium online in November, Frances swapped a 7 for a 9, leaving their $328.69 payment 2 cents short."And now we're just pulling teeth and trying to figure out what's the next step," Frances said.Their insurance benefits administrator, Ceridian Cobra Services, based in St. Petersburg, Fla., promptly dropped the Flanagans for the 2-cent shortage.
Yea, I still have problems with Obamacare, and I still do not support it. However, some of the things insurance companies do to improve their bottom line need to be stopped. What we have here is a conflict of interest. Insurance companies are in business to make a profit. People getting sick eats away at that profit. Looking for bull**** reasons to drop the coverage of sick people, who have paid their premiums for years, improves the profit margin. That is a stark reality, folks, and a damn good reason not to have foxes guarding the henhouses. On this point, I can agree with reform.
Finally, when it comes to supporting the troops, empty gestures with yellow ribbons just doesn't cut it.
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