Sunday, October 04, 2009

I THINK IT IS TIME TO NATIONALIZE CIGNA & A FEW OTHER INSURANCE FIRMS IF UNIVERSAL AND PUBLIC HEALTHCARE IS NOT LAUNCHED IN THE USA as of 1-1-2010

I THINK IT IS TIME TO NATIONALIZE CIGNA & A FEW OTHER INSURANCE FIRMS IF UNIVERSAL AND PUBLIC HEALTHCARE IS NOT LAUNCHED IN THE USA as of January 1, 2010



By Kevin Stoda, online Candidate for U.S. Senate (KS) 2010






I was listening to Stacie Ritter’s story of her twin daughters, who have been denied proper healthcare coverage by CIGNA, one of America ’s most notorious companies—i.e. famous (as it is) for dumping America’s most ill tim- and-again. The story was on Democracy Now last Friday.



http://www.democracynow.org/2009/10/1/mother_speaks_out_on_insurance_giant


According to the introduction on DN, “Mother Speaks Out on Insurance Giant CIGNA’s Denial of Healthcare to Cancer-Stricken Twin Daughters

“Stacie Ritter’s twin daughters were diagnosed with cancer at the age of four. Their insurance provider, CIGNA, denied them coverage even though they had been covered by the family’s former insurer. The incident marked just the latest chapter in the family’s ongoing troubles with the health insurance industry. A few years ago, the Ritters filed for bankruptcy due to their high medical expenses—even though they had health insurance at the time. Stacie Ritter joins us to tell her story.”

http://www.time.com/time/politics/article/0,8599,1920893,00.html

Former employee for CIGNA, Wendell Potter, stated a few months ago on DN on current CIGNA policy, Potter claimed, “But … (CIGNA) they’re moving away from that to what they refer to as consumer-driven or consumer-directed care, and it really is just a euphemism for shifting the financial burden from insurers and employers onto the shoulders of working men and women. I saw that happening. But I also saw how—you know, the things that they do to maximize their profit, which really boils down to dumping the sick.”

http://www.democracynow.org/2009/7/16/former_insurance_exec_wendell_porter

CIGNA & Other USA Insurance Firms--DUMPING THE SICK!!!!!

A majority of people in America who go bankrupt each year go bankrupt due to health issues. A majority of these even have insurance.

My family personally knows “what dumping the sick” by CIGNA and blatant lying. Many school districts throughout the USA use CIGNA. My older brother has been teaching for two decades. He is now back living in our home state of Kansas teaching, but he has been paying the past 5 to 6 years for CIGNA lies and denials from his days teaching in metro- Denver school districts from the early part of this same decade.

First, in my older brother’s case, he had needed a specialist because his feet and bones keep breaking or chipping due to osteoporosis.

Second, the CIGNA agent approved my older brother´s visit to a specialist over the phone—only to lie about it later.

Third, CIGNA then (a few months later) claimed that the specialist (doctor) my brother had had treat him (i.e. with original telephone recommendation & approval by a Colorado CIGNA agent working with School Districts) was not actually covered nor approved under CIGNA. Apparently, the doctor recommended by the agent was not on CIGNA´s approval list in Colorado at the time.

Such humongous medical bills, insurance fraud and denials plus broken laws (& public trust) are good enough reasons for me to state that CIGNA must soon be nationalized until it can be put under proper management. (This is what should have happened to America ’s most badly run banks last year, by the way.) It is too dangerous. Eminent domain can be used if no other laws can be found for the nationalization.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3yOtKWipG-o

At CIGNA a CEO can make 78 million dollars in five years. In the meantime, CIGNA is known for killing people, like the Sarkisyans daughter, and making the Ritter family daughters suffer.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=csEhvFdfM9A&feature=related

Perhaps a good nationalization of CIGNA will getting the hundreds of poorer functioning insurance firms in the USA to behave better.

In short,……..

IF INSURANCE COMPANIES WANT TO PLAY; THEY MUST PLAY FAIR


If insurance companies wish to play ball in the United States , they need to play fair. If not, only allowing a public option is the way America must go in 2009-2010.

However, if private insurers are allowed to play in the USA as of 2010, they will have to become non-profit entities or play by basic rules of humanity—“do onto others as you would have done unto you”.

Any Senator from the state of Kansas (or elsewhere in the USA ) in 2010 must comprehend these basic facts.

http://www.cnn.com/2009/HEALTH/09/18/deaths.health.insurance/index.html

Nearly 50,000 Americans are dying each year without health insurance. Moreover, pre-existing conditions and contracts with certain doctors are not logical in many or most cases for many patients and for the better doctors.

http://www.webwire.com/ViewPressRel.asp?aId=104331

Moreover, (1) pre-existing conditions must be ended as a reason not to treat or approve patients in North America . Poor coverage has been grounds enough for thousands of Americans to-date deciding to try their luck without insurance.

Thousands of others, like the Ritter family, lose their good insurers for bad ones when their employers change from one primary care-giver to another. (2) Portability of insurance is therefore essential for all Americans.

Meanwhile, U.S. Senators in Kansas and across America must demand that CIGNA be nationalized and they must demand that a America become a safe place—without badly run or inhumane insurers. The obvious solution is a Medicare for everyone.

Dear Senators Roberts and Brownback,

Support Americans against bad insurance and bad coverage, NOW—not next year. Otherwise support the public plans up for consideration in the Senate, Today!!!!!!

Moreover, Boeing, GM, and other firms need more national coverage to compete on planet earth,

Wake up and smell the coffee. Get Kansans (Americans) covered now!!!!!

Kevin Stoda

p.s. I am gaining on you. Catch up with America and American needs pronto.




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