Lying About Obama's Healthcare Plan: The Latest Insurance Company Robocall Scam?
This comes from Democracy for NYC:
Did You Get a RoboCall from an Insurance Co. Against Obama Healthcare Reforms?
President-Elect Obama has said that he wants to end the $11 billion corporate welfare subsidy - passed by the Bush Administration - to private companies that provide Medicare through Medicare Advantage. These companies cherry-pick the best patients and have been making record profits. While Medicare Advantage was designed to reduce costs through competition, this has not worked; a Georgetown University study found the cost to taxpayers of treating patients through this program increased in 2007.
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DFNYCer Merle McEldowney received a robocall urging her to tell her Congressional representatives to support the subsidies (in opposition to Obama's plan to cut them), and threatened that seniors would not receive the same services if the subsidies were cut. It is not clear who paid for these robocalls, but it was clearly an insurance company or group representing insurance companies.
Did you receive one of these calls? If so, we would love to hear about it.
I don't mind if companies advocate for their own interests. But I hate it when companies feel it is okay to lie to people. If you get a robo call, contact DFNYC and let them know.