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70. And who do you think will be covering that extra expense?
The BCBS executives, or the people covered by their insurance?
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  -Blue Cross sent me a postage-prepaid postcard to send to my Senator opposing a Public Option (PICS) Lex  Oct-25-09 12:32 PM   #0 
  - Well done. If I get one, I will do the same.  Kerrytravelers   Oct-25-09 12:34 PM   #1 
  - Me too.  Paper Roses   Oct-25-09 12:42 PM   #13 
  - I don't have Blue Cross, but if UHC tries anything similiar...  47of74   Oct-25-09 12:57 PM   #27 
  - me too ... I have UHC .. I hope the company goes down in flames  TheCoxwain   Oct-25-09 08:05 PM   #116 
  - You may not have the option, but I just dumped UHC.  trof   Oct-26-09 06:31 AM   #150 
  - Be sure to affix it to a brick or a rock- see my post below n/t  Occulus   Oct-25-09 01:42 PM   #50 
  - Brick trick reminds me of a funny story -- and true:  Liberty Belle   Oct-25-09 10:47 PM   #130 
  - Thanks. hehe. n/t  adamuu   Oct-25-09 11:51 PM   #135 
  - This won't work.  drm604   Oct-26-09 08:16 AM   #155 
  - They wouldn't have to raise premiums if they would stop shit like this. nt  jasi2006   Oct-25-09 01:56 PM   #54 
  - They can waste money on crap like this  cyclezealot   Oct-25-09 04:31 PM   #80 
  - The have an obligation to their shareholders  TheEuclideanOne   Oct-26-09 01:09 AM   #139 
  - Or paying their CEOs $ 1.7 billion compensation packages or $10 mil/yr  bjobotts   Oct-26-09 02:23 AM   #143 
  - Make a copy of it and send it to Blue Cross while you are at it  CreekDog   Oct-25-09 06:32 PM   #107 
     - Will do. See my photos below at Post #141. nt  Hissyspit   Oct-26-09 03:37 AM   #146 
  - HA!  tmyers09   Oct-25-09 12:34 PM   #2 
  - great way to get your point across &  wolfgirl   Oct-25-09 12:34 PM   #3 
  - I want one!  lonestarnot   Oct-25-09 12:34 PM   #4 
  - me too! how fun is that?  glinda   Oct-25-09 04:40 PM   #83 
  - Amazing shameless, aren't they?  teamster633   Oct-25-09 12:35 PM   #5 
  - I'm self-employed & insured with them at an astonomical premium  Lex   Oct-25-09 12:43 PM   #14 
  - The vultures fell into that one ! COOL !  UndertheOcean   Oct-25-09 12:35 PM   #6 
  - And they're a non-profit n/t  sandnsea   Oct-25-09 12:35 PM   #7 
  - the company may be  barbtries   Oct-25-09 02:03 PM   #60 
  - BCBS is no longer "not-for-profit". They were bought up some years ago.  stlsaxman   Oct-25-09 08:44 PM   #121 
     - No, Blue Cross Blue Shield of NC has non-profit status  Lex   Oct-25-09 08:46 PM   #122 
        - I stand corrected- sort of... from Wiki:  stlsaxman   Oct-25-09 10:01 PM   #126 
           - In Minnesota BCBS is still a non-profit company  dflprincess   Oct-26-09 12:34 PM   #174 
  - Bravo! Bravo!  Vickers   Oct-25-09 12:36 PM   #8 
  - Excellent.....Va te faire foutre to these Health Insurance Industry swine.  marmar   Oct-25-09 12:36 PM   #9 
  - Wait! Wait!  eleny   Oct-25-09 12:38 PM   #10 
  - I may do that in RED ink.  Lex   Oct-25-09 12:39 PM   #11 
  - good idea. Why not color the edges of the card to make it really stand out in a stack  adamuu   Oct-25-09 12:53 PM   #23 
  - good work! n/t  MrsBrady   Oct-25-09 12:40 PM   #12 
  - Maybe write I support Public Option on the envelope so they don't not open it  MidwestTransplant   Oct-25-09 12:47 PM   #15 
  - It's a post card  Lex   Oct-25-09 12:48 PM   #18 
  - That was my first thought: The Senator's office knows those letters are being solicited. . .  Journeyman   Oct-25-09 12:49 PM   #19 
     - It's NOT being "opened" -- it's a POSTcard. I will write in red on the front  Lex   Oct-25-09 12:50 PM   #22 
        - Then you should not have called it a "letter" in the OP. . .  Journeyman   Oct-25-09 12:54 PM   #24 
           - well, I changed it, you wonderful person you  Lex   Oct-25-09 01:01 PM   #29 
              - Words mean something. . .  Journeyman   Oct-25-09 01:06 PM   #34 
                 - Thanks for all your help with this.  Lex   Oct-25-09 01:08 PM   #36 
  - Alot of nerve sending that to you in the first place.  adamuu   Oct-25-09 12:47 PM   #16 
  - I'm hoping it will come to the attention  Lex   Oct-25-09 12:49 PM   #20 
  - Isn't this an example of the "administrative" costs that make insurance prohibitive?  EFerrari   Oct-25-09 12:48 PM   #17 
  - good point. n/t  adamuu   Oct-25-09 12:56 PM   #26 
  - Good Job! Make them pay for lobbying for Our Side for a change!  ThomCat   Oct-25-09 12:50 PM   #21 
  - This is going to rocket to the front page. *salutes* n/t  adamuu   Oct-25-09 12:55 PM   #25 
  - Eleny is right - this unfortunately is likely to backfire.  JackRiddler   Oct-25-09 12:59 PM   #28 
  - I think I'll call her office tomorrow and make sure they know to sort the postcards  Lex   Oct-25-09 01:03 PM   #31 
  - brilliant! are you really going to do that? n/t  adamuu   Oct-25-09 01:26 PM   #44 
  - yes, her office should know about this  Lex   Oct-25-09 01:38 PM   #48 
  - Yes, and so should everyone else who does this...  JackRiddler   Oct-25-09 02:02 PM   #58 
  - Not if people tape these things to a brick or a rock or something  Occulus   Oct-25-09 01:41 PM   #49 
  - That's friggin brilliant.  JackRiddler   Oct-25-09 02:01 PM   #56 
  - Won't work  Randypiper   Oct-25-09 05:44 PM   #100 
  - it will not backfire  northernlights   Oct-25-09 05:59 PM   #103 
     - I'm coming to agreee with you - a strong exterior look is important.  JackRiddler   Oct-25-09 11:16 PM   #132 
  - Blue Cross admits it fears real competiton in marketplace. BC is against consumer choice.  Garbo 2004   Oct-25-09 01:02 PM   #30 
  - Your ad idea is great!  beac   Oct-26-09 09:23 AM   #164 
  - So glad they're using your premiums to print  intheflow   Oct-25-09 01:03 PM   #32 
  - I live in NC too - brilliant  slay   Oct-25-09 01:03 PM   #33 
  - Send them to KO, Rachel and  malaise   Oct-25-09 01:06 PM   #35 
  - I had the same thought on this! GMTA! n/t  Hepburn   Oct-25-09 04:53 PM   #86 
  - self-delete  Lex   Oct-25-09 01:16 PM   #37 
  - I haven't gotten one yet, but if I do, I'll make SURE  HillWilliam   Oct-25-09 01:19 PM   #38 
  - Props to you, Lex!  left coaster   Oct-25-09 01:21 PM   #39 
  - Nice. Color the edges? It will be in a big stack, right? n/t  adamuu   Oct-25-09 01:22 PM   #40 
  - yes  Lex   Oct-25-09 01:25 PM   #43 
     - hehe sorry to get all excited about this  adamuu   Oct-25-09 01:27 PM   #45 
  - BCBS isn't gonna like this . . . one bit!  tool_of_the_people   Oct-25-09 01:24 PM   #41 
  - Well, I threw the baseball around with her last Wednesday  Lex   Oct-25-09 01:29 PM   #47 
  - Another edit: Cross of "the private sector" and write "blood-sucking insurance companies"  adamuu   Oct-25-09 01:25 PM   #42 
  - Very Good! K&R  Road Scholar   Oct-25-09 01:28 PM   #46 
  - Your insurance co. is spending YOUR money to entice YOU to lobby for THEM?  dixiegrrrrl   Oct-25-09 01:49 PM   #51 
  - yeah, swell, huh?  Lex   Oct-25-09 01:52 PM   #52 
  - I'll say it again: tape 'em to a brick  Occulus   Oct-25-09 01:56 PM   #55 
     - You are serious? The PO WILL deliver a brick???  dixiegrrrrl   Oct-25-09 02:55 PM   #66 
     - Here's hoping Senator Hagan gets enough bricks to build a McMansion.  Bozita   Oct-25-09 04:01 PM   #71 
     - It won't work  MajorChode   Oct-25-09 08:13 PM   #118 
     - Yse. I once mailed a coconut; slapped a label on the shell and it was received.  Liberty Belle   Oct-25-09 10:41 PM   #128 
        - hehe well you only live once. n/t  adamuu   Oct-26-09 12:09 AM   #137 
     - And who do you think will be covering that extra expense?  oedura   Oct-25-09 04:00 PM   #70 
     - As a PO employee, can you answer the concerns below in this OP?  dixiegrrrrl   Oct-25-09 05:38 PM   #97 
     - Would adding shipping insurance to the brick cost the shipper  Veruca Salt   Oct-25-09 05:55 PM   #101 
     - Be sure to let BCBS know about this "advice" being circulated.  Liberty Belle   Oct-25-09 10:44 PM   #129 
     - No.  drm604   Oct-26-09 08:20 AM   #158 
  - Excellent!  Lifelong Protester   Oct-25-09 01:54 PM   #53 
  - that is great  barbtries   Oct-25-09 02:02 PM   #57 
  - I'll check my mailbox today for it, and do the same.  lildreamer316   Oct-25-09 02:02 PM   #59 
  - Good idea! KR. nt  skipos   Oct-25-09 02:38 PM   #61 
  - BlueCross BlueShield of North Carolina Urges Its Enrollees to Oppose Health Care Reform (HuffPo)  adamuu   Oct-25-09 02:38 PM   #62 
  - thanks for linking it up  Lex   Oct-25-09 02:47 PM   #65 
  - K&R Well done!  pleah   Oct-25-09 02:38 PM   #63 
  - Superb!!!  Sherman A1   Oct-25-09 02:44 PM   #64 
  - your premiums paid for and licked that 'stamp' as if you did it yourself personally  tomm2thumbs   Oct-25-09 03:20 PM   #67 
  - This is very well done.  Grateful for Hope   Oct-25-09 03:47 PM   #68 
  - I'm a little confused about something.  drm604   Oct-25-09 03:49 PM   #69 
  - One would think it sure implies Sen Hagan will be paying for the postage, huh????  Divine Discontent   Oct-26-09 01:25 AM   #140 
  - WOW WOW WOW - am printing for when I get mine (NC here) PLUS  Mira   Oct-25-09 04:03 PM   #72 
  - Very cool idea!  sonias   Oct-25-09 04:13 PM   #73 
  - Very smart and savvy to make clear your position ON the envelope!  emsimon33   Oct-25-09 04:13 PM   #74 
  - Uh-oh. Does the company that makes Sharpies support a public option?  onehandle   Oct-25-09 04:20 PM   #75 
  - yeah, I'm worried to death  Lex   Oct-25-09 04:30 PM   #78 
  - Is that even legal for Blue Cross to send those out?  Mrs. Overall   Oct-25-09 04:25 PM   #76 
  - Brilliant. Do you have a Kos account?  Barack_America   Oct-25-09 04:29 PM   #77 
  - Feel free to link it over there if you'd like.  Lex   Oct-25-09 04:31 PM   #79 
  - Here's My DAILY KOS Diary On It. Please recommend it and comment:  Hissyspit   Oct-26-09 05:14 AM   #147 
  - Which means Wellmark also does. Your gonna give me ideas!!  PatrynXX   Oct-25-09 04:33 PM   #81 
  - awesome!!  francolettieri   Oct-25-09 04:39 PM   #82 
  - Perfect!  Christa   Oct-25-09 04:50 PM   #84 
  - And BSBC never thought anyone would do this to their BS postcard?  Hepburn   Oct-25-09 04:51 PM   #85 
  - In the past, I would forward that stuff to the Attorney Generals office as obscene literature.  VPStoltz   Oct-25-09 04:58 PM   #87 
  - K&R  mvd   Oct-25-09 04:59 PM   #88 
  - I suspect that the postcard doesn't really go to your Senator  Trekologer   Oct-25-09 05:03 PM   #89 
  - still they have to pay the postage  Lex   Oct-25-09 05:04 PM   #90 
  - The Clue Phone is Ringing: that's Sen. Hagan's Greensboro office  nilram   Oct-25-09 05:12 PM   #91 
  - In that case go for it  Trekologer   Oct-25-09 05:19 PM   #93 
  - Thanks ..you are correct ..it goes to him. Double checked by me.  wroberts189   Oct-25-09 05:41 PM   #98 
  - No. That is the address of Senator Hagan's Greensboro office.  drm604   Oct-26-09 08:30 AM   #161 
  - BC/BS campaign  Duval   Oct-25-09 05:15 PM   #92 
  - Maybe not  katkat   Oct-25-09 05:30 PM   #94 
  - That was pure brilliance. Well done! KNR/nt  wroberts189   Oct-25-09 05:34 PM   #95 
  - I just Googled Kay Hagan.  ThatsMyBarack   Oct-25-09 05:36 PM   #96 
  - This is absolute BULLSHIT. We have BCBS, and I am cancelling it first thing tomorrow.  RayOfHope   Oct-25-09 05:43 PM   #99 
  - I think BCBS is state-by-state. I'd be FURIOUS if my state BCBS did this...  fiorello   Oct-26-09 10:22 AM   #168 
  - These people risk their livelyhood by attacking the people they serve like this  HughMoran   Oct-25-09 05:57 PM   #102 
  - I want to augment on the idea - for North Carolineans anyway: READ THIS  Mira   Oct-25-09 06:08 PM   #104 
  - Thanks I will do this too.  Lex   Oct-25-09 06:44 PM   #111 
  - What claims were denied by Blue Cross to fund this?  Politicub   Oct-25-09 06:11 PM   #105 
  - When I first saw it in my mail and read what it said, my blood ran cold I was so angry.  Hissyspit   Oct-26-09 02:25 AM   #144 
  - Good thinking! nt  Enthusiast   Oct-25-09 06:29 PM   #106 
  - Genius!!!  Jackeens   Oct-25-09 06:33 PM   #108 
  - Adorable treachery -- !!! Congratulations!  defendandprotect   Oct-25-09 06:38 PM   #109 
  - I always put "Support the Public Option Health Care for all " on the front of EVERYTHING I mail  GreenTea   Oct-25-09 06:40 PM   #110 
  - DId you happen to snap a pic of the unaltered original letter?  DaveinJapan   Oct-25-09 06:44 PM   #112 
  - No, I didn't. I only thought of posting it here once I edited it.  Lex   Oct-25-09 06:55 PM   #114 
     - Oh, that's okay.  DaveinJapan   Oct-26-09 01:43 AM   #142 
  - Looks like you filled it out right to me. nt  Crabby Appleton   Oct-25-09 06:54 PM   #113 
  - Delete  itsrobert   Oct-25-09 07:01 PM   #115 
  - The claim competition saves all is a real load - yanked fresh from the cow  Deja Q   Oct-25-09 08:11 PM   #117 
  - Brilliant!  tooeyeten   Oct-25-09 08:22 PM   #119 
  - Mine would go back to BCBS with a stool sample  AzNick   Oct-25-09 08:25 PM   #120 
  - Excellent! I wonder if anyone reads them or if they just take counts of  valerief   Oct-25-09 09:32 PM   #123 
  - Oouu, I want one!  graywarrior   Oct-25-09 09:33 PM   #124 
  - I haven't got one of these yet...  moonbatmax   Oct-25-09 09:58 PM   #125 
  - Fantastic! Brilliant!!!  BrklynLiberal   Oct-25-09 10:22 PM   #127 
  - Good for you  nadinbrzezinski   Oct-25-09 10:51 PM   #131 
  - I got one too, and I DON"T have any health ins. Will do what you did  WillYourVoteBCounted   Oct-25-09 11:22 PM   #133 
  - Wow, they have the audacity to send them to folks without insurance?  Lex   Oct-25-09 11:47 PM   #134 
  - Isn't that sweet of them  rpannier   Oct-26-09 12:08 AM   #136 
  - Excellent idea. I would send a copy of it to BCBS and thank them for the postage.  Maru Kitteh   Oct-26-09 12:13 AM   #138 
  - HA! I did the same thing yesterday before I saw your thread.  Hissyspit   Oct-26-09 01:40 AM   #141 
  - "Who wants that?"  nxylas   Oct-26-09 12:37 PM   #175 
     - No, you don't!  Hissyspit   Oct-26-09 01:39 PM   #177 
  - It's hard to believe  Iwillnevergiveup   Oct-26-09 03:02 AM   #145 
  - Love what you did with it!  boobooday   Oct-26-09 05:25 AM   #148 
  - Send this to the cable networks and newspapers!  Rosa Luxemburg   Oct-26-09 06:14 AM   #149 
  - Here's another idea for those of you with post office boxes.  Vinca   Oct-26-09 06:55 AM   #151 
  - Ooh. Good idea.  Barack_America   Oct-26-09 07:14 AM   #152 
  - Well done! Don't have BCBS, but if my ins co tries this, I will do the same  AllyCat   Oct-26-09 08:07 AM   #153 
  - You rock! n/t  rvablue   Oct-26-09 08:13 AM   #154 
  - One tiny little question  cornermouse   Oct-26-09 08:19 AM   #156 
  - Aww too late to recommend!  flygal   Oct-26-09 08:19 AM   #157 
  - All I can Say is  nykym   Oct-26-09 08:29 AM   #159 
  - awesome!  Blue_Tires   Oct-26-09 08:30 AM   #160 
  - Great Example for the rest of us Lex  SlingBlade   Oct-26-09 08:43 AM   #162 
  - Brava!!! And I love Hissyspit's idea of adding a note asking HOW they can afford thousands of  beac   Oct-26-09 09:15 AM   #163 
  - That's an excellent idea, Lex!  Kajsa   Oct-26-09 09:33 AM   #165 
  - I like your changes to it...  Kansas Wyatt   Oct-26-09 09:39 AM   #166 
  - These pictures need to go viral .. Maybe KO can feature this on his show under "Best Persons'  TheCoxwain   Oct-26-09 10:10 AM   #167 
  - OMG! I love that! Good for you! Nice to know where their money is being spent. n/t  progressivebydesign   Oct-26-09 10:38 AM   #169 
  - Hey...if they are a non-profit, they can't legally lobby in any fashion.  dixiegrrrrl   Oct-26-09 10:49 AM   #170 
  - They are listed as a non-profit. Blue Cross Blue Shield of NC, that is.  Lex   Oct-26-09 12:09 PM   #173 
     - Big no-no then,  dixiegrrrrl   Oct-26-09 01:04 PM   #176 
     - UPDATED On the issue of non-profit:  Hissyspit   Oct-26-09 01:42 PM   #179 
  - Unbelievably shitful. I hope you sent a photocopy of your  LibDemAlways   Oct-26-09 11:20 AM   #171 
  - Bravo!  residentfan   Oct-26-09 11:38 AM   #172 
  - If you need a place to store the picture, you can send it to me and I'll post it at my site so you  ddeclue   Oct-26-09 01:40 PM   #178 
  - Heh. Email from Robert Reich just now:  Hissyspit   Oct-26-09 03:23 PM   #180 
  - Hey you made the front page of reddit, too  Extend a Hand   Oct-26-09 03:39 PM   #181 
  - Thanks.  Lex   Oct-26-09 08:24 PM   #182 
  - Wow is this a record  malaise   Oct-26-09 08:26 PM   #183 
  - You're much nicer than I was on my card...  ms liberty   Oct-26-09 09:12 PM   #184 
  - I wanted to make it easy to see I was for a Public Option.  Lex   Oct-26-09 09:17 PM   #185 
  - kick  Road Scholar   Oct-26-09 09:24 PM   #186 
  - I'm with BCBS, but individual pay, so I doubt they'll send me anything  ecstatic   Oct-27-09 08:36 AM   #187 
  - Well done!  derby378   Oct-29-09 03:45 PM   #188 
 

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