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cynatnite Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-27-07 04:17 PM
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60. They called a birth defect my husband didn't know he had...
a pre-existing condition and denied him the surgery he needed. This was a back injury he sustained on the job and it was workman's comp.

I hate insurance companies. We can't afford our over $700 per month insurance, but we can't afford to do without either.
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  -Michael Moore vs An Insurance Lobbyist- On Oprah - ABC - 4 PM est Breeze54  Sep-27-07 02:59 PM   #0 
  - Thanks for reminding me....just checked the's 4:00pm CST  snappyturtle   Sep-27-07 03:02 PM   #1 
  - You're welcome.  Breeze54   Sep-27-07 03:07 PM   #3 
  - Just hit record on my Tivo  supernova   Sep-27-07 03:04 PM   #2 
  - I wish I had Tivo!  Breeze54   Sep-27-07 03:09 PM   #4 
  - OPRAH IS THE 1ST ONE TO GIVE MICHAEL A FAIR HEARING ON THIS!  glarius   Sep-27-07 04:24 PM   #67 
     - Yup and this is the 2nd tome she's had hom on the show too!  Breeze54   Sep-27-07 04:27 PM   #71 
  - Thanks for posting about Moore on Oprah-I was just thinking of doing the same. nt  TheGoldenRule   Sep-27-07 03:10 PM   #5 
  - You know what they say...  Breeze54   Sep-27-07 03:11 PM   #6 
     - Exactly!  TheGoldenRule   Sep-27-07 04:10 PM   #53 
        - Love your halo!  Breeze54   Sep-27-07 04:11 PM   #54 
           - No angel here...just an imperfect person trying to help when I can.  TheGoldenRule   Sep-27-07 04:15 PM   #57 
              - Well, there have been times that  Breeze54   Sep-27-07 04:20 PM   #62 
                 - No worries.  TheGoldenRule   Sep-27-07 04:26 PM   #70 
  - Oprah has become a delusional billionaire... Anyone who doesn't  glowing   Sep-27-07 03:13 PM   #7 
  - Did she say that she didn't know that or is that her interview style?  Breeze54   Sep-27-07 03:17 PM   #11 
     - Thank you, I fixed the post once I posted it... I still think super-rich  glowing   Sep-27-07 05:28 PM   #107 
        - She actually did say that the insured, the chosen, don't have a clue!  Breeze54   Sep-27-07 05:43 PM   #110 
  - She doesn't repeat at 4:00 here anymore, but she IS on again at 11:00 CST for those  in_cog_ni_to   Sep-27-07 03:14 PM   #8 
  - and me  LSK   Sep-27-07 03:20 PM   #13 
  - No health insurance is the # 1 cause of bankruptcy in America!!!  Breeze54   Sep-27-07 03:14 PM   #9 
  - And the number 1 reason for homelessness.  Jeanette in FL   Sep-27-07 03:20 PM   #14 
     - I'd guess they'd go hand in hand.  Breeze54   Sep-27-07 03:22 PM   #15 
     - It's good to see you, Jeanette  me b zola   Sep-28-07 12:16 AM   #119 
        - Thank you  Jeanette in FL   Sep-28-07 05:15 AM   #120 
  - "a respected insurance lobbyist"? respected by whom?  MrCoffee   Sep-27-07 03:17 PM   #10 
  - 'Respected' by the insurance companies, of course!  Breeze54   Sep-27-07 03:19 PM   #12 
     - If he can get through today  supernova   Sep-27-07 03:22 PM   #16 
        - Do you mean Moore or the lobbyist? I thought it was a woman.  Breeze54   Sep-27-07 03:24 PM   #18 
           - The lobbyist  supernova   Sep-27-07 03:27 PM   #20 
              - That's what I thought! lol  Breeze54   Sep-27-07 03:29 PM   #21 
  - Just picked it up now . . .. Michael is wonderful !!!!  defendandprotect   Sep-27-07 03:24 PM   #17 
  - lol...True and funny quote by Michael!  Breeze54   Sep-27-07 03:26 PM   #19 
     - He's right . . . Jesus was a socialist!!! In fact, a big commie -- !!!!  defendandprotect   Sep-27-07 03:51 PM   #33 
        - Jesus was a hippie!  Breeze54   Sep-27-07 03:54 PM   #36 
           - And, Michael Moore isn't bad at it, himself -- Love him!!!  defendandprotect   Sep-27-07 04:22 PM   #65 
  - What are the chances that Kucinichs plan will be mentioned?  superkia   Sep-27-07 03:29 PM   #22 
  - That would be good but I don't know. Did you see  Breeze54   Sep-27-07 03:31 PM   #23 
  - Didnt look. It would be nice for a national tv audience to know about it.  superkia   Sep-27-07 03:36 PM   #28 
  - Good drinking game potential  supernova   Sep-27-07 03:33 PM   #25 
  - Any way to watch this on line? n/t  Crunchy Frog   Sep-27-07 03:32 PM   #24 
  - There is a link in the OP to a video...  Breeze54   Sep-27-07 03:34 PM   #26 
  - She usually posts excerpts at her Website  supernova   Sep-27-07 03:35 PM   #27 
  - TRY THIS!! --> Oprah Video Channel  Breeze54   Sep-27-07 04:36 PM   #88 
  - Linda Peeno, the woman that let a man die to get promoted in the insurance industry  Breeze54   Sep-27-07 03:44 PM   #29 
  - The lobbyist said that Linda Peeno's testimony made the  Breeze54   Sep-27-07 03:49 PM   #30 
  - this is wonderful.  FLDem5   Sep-27-07 03:50 PM   #31 
  - Oprah's crying, "But I can't wait for a 'review'!! I need the bone marrow transplant now!!  Breeze54   Sep-27-07 03:52 PM   #35 
     - I'll never understand how they can get away with...  cynatnite   Sep-27-07 03:56 PM   #38 
     - They still call them experimental?  Breeze54   Sep-27-07 03:58 PM   #42 
        - Everything is "experimental"  supernova   Sep-27-07 04:06 PM   #49 
           - That shit needs to stop!!  Breeze54   Sep-27-07 04:08 PM   #51 
           - Yes, it does  supernova   Sep-27-07 04:27 PM   #72 
           - Or pre-existing  alfredo   Sep-27-07 11:00 PM   #116 
     - I loved it when the lobbyist said you could go to the best facility.  Feron   Sep-27-07 04:54 PM   #103 
  - The lobbyist is making my head hurt  cynatnite   Sep-27-07 03:51 PM   #32 
  - Her face makes my brain hurt - she must have overabundance of health insurance for plastic surgery-!  defendandprotect   Sep-27-07 03:54 PM   #37 
     - That's exactly what I am thinking. She sure has plenty of insurance for a face lift.  live love laugh   Sep-27-07 04:29 PM   #80 
  - She's a liar. They are still paying people to find the flimsiest of reasons to deny claims  PA Democrat   Sep-27-07 03:57 PM   #41 
     - That's terrible and I agree!!  Breeze54   Sep-27-07 04:01 PM   #43 
     - Oh, I got them to pay. We threatened to sue them and filed a complaint with the state insurance  PA Democrat   Sep-27-07 04:08 PM   #52 
        - Good for you!! I'm glad you fought back and won!!  Breeze54   Sep-27-07 04:13 PM   #56 
        - They called a birth defect my husband didn't know he had...  cynatnite   Sep-27-07 04:17 PM   #60 
           - It's outrageous how they look for reasons not to pay claims. After all of the premiums you pay  PA Democrat   Sep-27-07 04:28 PM   #75 
              - He was out of work at the time...  cynatnite   Sep-27-07 04:31 PM   #83 
                 - That's so wrong. I'm glad he finally got the surgery  PA Democrat   Sep-27-07 04:46 PM   #99 
                    - Sadly, it usually takes a serious injury or illness...  cynatnite   Sep-27-07 05:26 PM   #106 
     - There was a brief sentence in a newspaper article on health care a couple of years ago  Lydia Leftcoast   Sep-28-07 12:35 PM   #122 
  - I never knew this til I saw "SICKO" . . .. just astonishing!!! Should play on TV all day long!!!!  defendandprotect   Sep-27-07 03:52 PM   #34 
  - How many others did what she did??  Breeze54   Sep-27-07 03:56 PM   #39 
  - Was she the same one in the film?  Chovexani   Sep-27-07 04:27 PM   #73 
     - Yes she was! Here's a link to her testimony. (video and transcript)  Breeze54   Sep-27-07 04:29 PM   #78 
        - Thanks!  Chovexani   Sep-27-07 04:37 PM   #90 
  - that insurance lady is slick  shireen   Sep-27-07 03:56 PM   #40 
  - Exactley! She chose her words and wording very carefully.  Breeze54   Sep-27-07 04:02 PM   #45 
     - Your insurance premium pays for her lessons in "chosing words"  bobbolink   Sep-27-07 04:46 PM   #98 
        - Not my money!! -- What makes you think I have insurance?  Breeze54   Sep-27-07 04:48 PM   #100 
           - Nor am I. It was a collective "you."  bobbolink   Sep-27-07 09:54 PM   #114 
  - Allot of talk about non profit health care and not a single mention...  superkia   Sep-27-07 04:01 PM   #44 
  - This was only an hour show and the focus was on healthcare  Breeze54   Sep-27-07 04:04 PM   #46 
     - Someone on the show did yell out at the end for people to contact  Breeze54   Sep-27-07 04:05 PM   #48 
     - Already emailed them in my response to her question on the show.  superkia   Sep-27-07 04:13 PM   #55 
        - I thought it was on the messageboard! You are to cool!!  Breeze54   Sep-27-07 04:16 PM   #59 
  - I am so pissed I could spit!  snappyturtle   Sep-27-07 04:05 PM   #47 
  - Good!! Give 'em hell!!!  Breeze54   Sep-27-07 04:06 PM   #50 
  - I checked to see if it would be on later....nope. I called the programming  snappyturtle   Sep-27-07 04:16 PM   #58 
     - Can you bypass the dish and recieve local programming on your tv?  Breeze54   Sep-27-07 04:22 PM   #66 
  - They are FRIGHTENED . . .. !!!  defendandprotect   Sep-27-07 04:20 PM   #64 
  - The show was pre-empted here by Dr. Phil.  Swamp Rat   Sep-27-07 04:17 PM   #61 
  - What a shame!! The main thrust of the program was the education of the public -- !!!!  defendandprotect   Sep-27-07 04:20 PM   #63 
  - We're not allowed to watch Michael Moore here.  Swamp Rat   Sep-27-07 04:25 PM   #69 
     - What we're hearing about NO is bad enough -- you should keep us posted . . . ..  defendandprotect   Sep-27-07 04:27 PM   #74 
        - PBS SHOULD PICK THIS UP -- THEY DID IT WITH DONAHUE'S EXPOSE OF HEALTH CARE ---  defendandprotect   Sep-27-07 04:28 PM   #77 
  - That sucks! Dr Phil is on CBS here and Oprah's on ABC.  Breeze54   Sep-27-07 04:25 PM   #68 
  - I checked all the channels.  Swamp Rat   Sep-27-07 04:28 PM   #76 
     - It's also odd that you can't see these programs via internet????? Why????  defendandprotect   Sep-27-07 04:29 PM   #79 
        - Oprah posts video segments but it's a NEW show and they're  Breeze54   Sep-27-07 04:31 PM   #85 
        - DU has links up now to the whole show; I wanted to link to friends --  defendandprotect   Sep-28-07 12:29 PM   #121 
        - Let us know if you find a link to the program, or at least a segment.  Swamp Rat   Sep-27-07 04:31 PM   #86 
           - I already posted a video link in the OP!  Breeze54   Sep-27-07 04:38 PM   #91 
           - Thanks!!  Swamp Rat   Sep-27-07 04:43 PM   #96 
           - Oprah's website had internet viewing on this program and I distributed the link to friends . .. .  defendandprotect   Sep-27-07 11:14 PM   #118 
  - We just had a break in the show for a thunderstorm warning--the storm has passed, it's sunny. n/t  live love laugh   Sep-27-07 04:31 PM   #82 
  - It's on WWL right now.  Feron   Sep-27-07 04:31 PM   #84 
     - I wonder if she reruns her shows on her cable show?  Breeze54   Sep-27-07 04:33 PM   #87 
        - Are you talking about the Oxygen channel show?  Feron   Sep-27-07 04:37 PM   #89 
           - Yes!! That's it! Does she rerun the shows there?  Breeze54   Sep-27-07 04:40 PM   #95 
              - I honestly don't know. n/t  Feron   Sep-27-07 04:49 PM   #101 
  - Wonder if Oprah would consider making  supernova   Sep-27-07 04:30 PM   #81 
  - I was looking for something like that...found this  Breeze54   Sep-27-07 04:45 PM   #97 
  - MM to the insurance lobbyist CEO; You own those guys, you make the first calls!  ananda   Sep-27-07 04:38 PM   #92 
  - Watching it now  petersond   Sep-27-07 04:38 PM   #93 
  - That women is just the guy in Thank You for Smoking.  Reciprocity   Sep-27-07 04:39 PM   #94 
  - I am Oprah's newest fan.  Vinca   Sep-27-07 04:53 PM   #102 
  - I think that's great that you wrote and thanked her.  Breeze54   Sep-27-07 05:22 PM   #105 
  - A british woman and a canadian woman--sitting together to say health care waits are long in britain  live love laugh   Sep-27-07 04:56 PM   #104 
  - Thanks for bringing this to my attention.  Truthy Nessy   Sep-27-07 05:37 PM   #108 
  - I'm sorry for your losses but it must have at least  Breeze54   Sep-27-07 05:48 PM   #111 
  - Truthy Nessy - did you see this post yesterday?  Vinca   Sep-27-07 06:16 PM   #113 
  - Correction, it should be Michael Moore, Oprah Winfrey, that Professor, and the audience....  Solon   Sep-27-07 05:40 PM   #109 
  - Yeah, they did a good job but that  Breeze54   Sep-27-07 05:50 PM   #112 
  - I was working and missed this show  mzmolly   Sep-27-07 10:54 PM   #115 
  - Hey, I think I found the lobbying report for America's Health Insurance Plans  antigop   Sep-27-07 11:09 PM   #117 

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