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Blue Cross patients get temporary reprieve

Original post made on Sep 15, 2011

Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield patients will not have to pay more for their care while Stanford Hospital & Clinics and Lucile Packard Children's Hospital negotiate a new contract with the insurance company, the hospitals announced Thursday (Sept. 15). ==B Related story:== [Web Link Stanford Hospitals terminate Blue Cross coverage]

Read the full story here Web Link posted Thursday, September 15, 2011, 2:51 PM

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Posted by don't play games with healthcare, a resident of Adobe-Meadows
on Sep 15, 2011 at 4:07 pm

Shame on Stanford and the insurance companies for playing games with their patients' health care. Health should be sacred, not a corporate pawn. Our national health care system is severely broken and needs to be taken out of the hands of greedy corporations.


Posted by Love the competition, a resident of Meadow Park
on Sep 16, 2011 at 6:41 am

Shame on anyone who interprets their health as "sacred", to be worshipped by someone else at all costs.

Your health is yours to care for. You choose your eating, exercise, activities, smoking, drinking, drugs. The rest is genetics and luck, and there is nothing "sacred" about someone else paying or caring for it.

Competitive "greedy corporations" are what propelled us into the envy of the world in pharmacology and medical care advances. Take such competition for "greed" out of the equation, all that is left is "greedy government", against which there is no recourse, no choice, and little to no innovation advancement.

No, thanks. I prefer "greedy corporations" fighting it out to DC choosing for me. Solyndra is a great example of politics mixing with choices, I prefer to choose, or not, Anthem, based on my own decision making, vs having only Anthem ( called "Universal Health Care") to ta


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