Friday, October 23, 2009

Call Senator Hagan & Support her Against BCBSNC Whom is Waging War on Her

Here's her D.C. number: 202 224 6342. They'll ask for your zip code.

Call Senator Kay Hagan and let her know that you stand behind her re: making competition available for BCBSNC. If they're so good, then they won't mind the competition....for after all, that's what capitalism is supposed to be about. Better yet: take the nasty BCBSNC postcards and send them to Senator Hagan----ON BCBSNC----w/ a comment that you want her to stand up for a public option and competition for BCBSNC.

Here is what BCBSNC is up to re: Senator Hagan:

Remember: every nasty postcard that goes back to Senator Hagan is money out of YOUR pocket if you have BCBSNC.

NC Blue Cross Sending Nasty Postcards Opposing Health Reform
Posted at 5:57 PM by Adam Searing
NC Blue Cross is sending postcards around the state. The goal? Get people to fill them out and send to Senator Hagan to oppose a “government-run” health plan. Of course, what Blue really wants is not to compete with a public option health plan, despite their 96.8% individual market share and billions in reserves. This sort of nasty, last-ditch effort to oppose real health reform is just what you would expect from the company who brought you the $3.99 million nonprofit CEO salary.

More Rallies in NC for People Who Have Died Because They Have No Health Insurance

PRAYER SERVICE, Thursday October 29th: You and your congregation are invited to join the NC Council of Churches and others in the faith community on Thursday, October 29 from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. for an interfaith service of prayer and remembrance for those who have suffered or lost their lives due to lack of access to health care. It will be held at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Raleigh at 3313 Wade Avenue. Contact: NC Council of Churches,

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Day of the Dead: those who died because they had no health care

Florida Representative (D) Alan GRAYSON Launches Website To Honor, Name Those Dead From Lack Of HealthCare :

"Every year, more than 44,000 Americans die simply because they have no health insurance.
I have created this project in their memory. I hope that honoring them will help us end this senseless loss of American lives. If you have lost a loved one, please share the story of that loved one with us. Help us ensure that their legacy is a more just America, where every life that can be saved will be saved."

Read more here as it was picked up by The Huffington Post:

"I think it dishonors all those Americans who have lost their lives because they had no health coverage, by ignoring them, by not paying attention to them, and by doing nothing to change the situation that led them to lose their lives," the congressman explained. "So I make this simple proposal. I propose that we identify them. I propose that we honor their memory by naming them. They themselves can no longer speak. But their families, the ones who love them, they can speak. And so I have established a website called"

Thursday, October 15, 2009

'In Loving Memory': honoring those who could not find any health care and so died

Tuesday, October 20, 2009, 7pm-8pm, "In Loving Memory" service to pay respects to those who have died from our broken health care system. First Congregational Church of Christ, 20 Oak Street, Asheville (just off College Avenue at the traffic circle). For information contact Rev. Joe Hoffman at 252-8729 or Leslie Boyd at 243-6712.

Asheville Citizen Times' reporter, Leslie Boyd----her son died from colon cancer within the past 5 years. He could find no health care. He was less than 35 years old.

If he had MEDICARE, he could have had a screening colonoscopy. Think about that as you consider the public option.

BCBSNC PPO offers no reimbursed screening colonoscopies in western NC except for ONE PROVIDER, Appalachian Gastroengerology, BOONE, NC which is hours away from Asheville, a major metropolis.

For over $750/ month, my healthy 3 member family, cannot obtain reimburseable mammograms (for me) not screening colonoscopies in a clinic setting, which is the standard of treatment at this time. The closest 'office based' screening colonoscopy is hours away.


see what Leslie Boyd says about this matter and the picture of her son whom died because he could not afford health care:

"....Mike’s Story

By Leslie Boyd

Every year in America, some 30,000 people die prematurely because they don’t have health insurance and the access to health care that comes with it. Last year, one of those people was my son.

He was at high risk of colon cancer because of a birth defect, but he couldn’t get a doctor in Savannah, Ga., where he lived, to give him a colonoscopy. Several times, even as he began having symptoms, the doctor wrote in his record, “Patient needs a colonoscopy but can’t afford it.”