basically, so go check out TPM's report on BC/BS of North Carolina pressuring Sen. Kay Hagan to vote against any "public option." Their rationale?
No matter what you call it, if the federal government intervenes in the private health insurance market, it's a slippery slope to a single payer system.
Who wants that?
No comment necessary. What I do want to comment on, however, is the nature of Blue Cross/Blue Shield of North Carolina, and most of the other BC/BSs. If you got to their web site and read their annual report and all that you will see all sorts of frou frah about public service and making the world a better place for humanity and saving baby kittens, but in fact, Blue Cross/Blue Shield of North Carolina is a for-profit corporation that, despite posturing as Mother Teresa, exists to make money for its owners -- who, by the way, are conspicuously unmentioned anywhere in the web site or annual report.
Just so you know.