"Democracy NC releases report on Blue Cross campaign donations
Posted at 10:08 AM by Adam Searing
See contact information for Democracy NC and the chart detailing donations here. Excerpts from the statement by Democracy NC Director Bob Hall today:
An analysis by Democracy North Carolina reveals that no other company the size of Blue Cross has donated more to state politics through its political action committee –- a total of $643,000 from the 2000 election cycle through 2008. Seven company-backed PACs have given more, like those of the big banks and utilities, but all seven of those corporations operate in multiple states and are much larger than Blue Cross. As a not-for-profit corporation, Blue Cross is in a class of its own…"
YEESS! Now, we're getting somewhere. Let's have the details of which state legislators received the money and I would assume that it is the state legislators who are supposed to do the monitoring as re: the BCBSNC state legislative committee.
Turn on the heat:
I would hope that Martin Nesbitt would lead the way to get BCBSNC overview OUT of the NC State Legislature----given how he used to be associated w/ BCBSNC, via his racing son, 'advantaged' a BCBSNC Advanta car: see the pic here: (from Defarge blog): 'NC losing its critical coverage of BCBSNC by its NPR stations supported by BCBSNC Foundation? : Mr. Nesbitt don't make me spill my machiato': http://www.martnesbitt.com/photo%20truck.jpg
Here is the list of some of the purportedly 'government affairs' employees associated w/ BCBSNC (ya know: those people who are supposed to 'tell' the state legislators what they want them to know): (Ken Wright, best I understand it, is the lead person, and you sometimes can catch Nell Boone at her desk on a Saturday: I bet she doesn't pick up her phone anymore, though):
Notice that they all have bcbsnc e mail suffixes.
Let's have the list of the state legislators who were 'advantaged' the 643,000 from the 2000 election cycle through 2008.
WE NEED A ONE PAYOR SYSTEM in order to cut down the administrative costs of health insurance. We all suffer because of this.
Marsha V. Hammond, PhD