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Lex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-26-09 01:03 PM
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*** Update *** on my Blue Cross Blue Shield / Sen. Hagan thread.
From yesterday here: http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...

Some DUers expressed concern that Sen. Hagan's staff would just see that the postcard was from Blue Cross and Blue Shield and count it as an "against" the public option message without looking at the message I edited.

So, I just called Senator Hagan's office and talked with a very nice staffer there. She took my name and city of residence, and I explained the situation. I explained the pre-printed postcards they would soon be getting, and that many people were CHANGING the pre-printed message from BCBS, to one of SUPPORT of the Public Option and letting BCBS pick up the pre-paid postage.

She thought that was great (gave a laugh when I said BCBS would be paying the postage for *my* message), told me Sen. Hagan was for a Public Option, and assured me they would absolutely look at the message on the cards and sort and count them according to message.

If you are a constituent of Senator Hagan's please give a quick call in support of the public option. Her staffer was very nice.

Toll Free: 1-877-852-9462 or 202-224-6342.

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TicketyBoo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-26-09 01:06 PM
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1. Huffington Post
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Ruby the Liberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-26-09 01:11 PM
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2. K&R!
I have never been more excited for the mail to come. I am hoping they send me one too. :evilgrin:
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drm604 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-26-09 01:22 PM
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3. K&R
Excellent! You should have asked about the cards stating that the addressee (Senator Hagan) will pay for the postage. The Senator should protest the implication by BCBS that she is paying for their lobbying and ask for a public apology.
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dixiegrrrrl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-26-09 02:08 PM
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7. Those cards are charged by PO when the permit holder gets them back.
So, if BC/BS is permit holder, and cards go to Hagan, then BC/BS are cheating PO???????
If Hagan is permit Holder, then she needs to be called out on paying for the mailings for an insurance
lobbying effort.
Which is it?
Can someone call her office to find out? I live in another state.
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Lex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-26-09 02:45 PM
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8. Hagan's staffer said she is FOR a public option so I'm thinking
she didn't pay for BCBS's mailings.

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drm604 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-27-09 12:53 AM
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9. I'm sure she didn't.
But the cards being mailed out by BSBC give the impression that she did. She should complain to them and demand that they stop doing it.
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barbtries Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-26-09 01:24 PM
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4. i am and i did nt
Edited on Mon Oct-26-09 01:25 PM by barbtries
the 202 number was busy, the 877 is a message. left message.

oops spoke too soon. voice mail full.
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Lex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-26-09 01:27 PM
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5. I called the 202 number first
because I didn't see the toll free one until after the call.

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quiet.american Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-26-09 01:36 PM
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6. Lex -- you are rocking and rolling! Excellent! nt
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Hissyspit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-27-09 06:11 AM
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10. That's great to hear, Lex. I added it to my Daily Kos post.
Edited on Tue Oct-27-09 06:18 AM by Hissyspit
A number of Kossacks had indicated that they had received the postcards and would be altering them and sending them on.
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Lex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-27-09 09:25 AM
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11. Thanks for putting it up at Kos too.
:thumbsup:

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