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Health reform Halloween scary for seniors?

by Dara Kam | September 30th, 2009

Backers of President Barack Obama’s health care reforms unleashed a television ad in Orlando, Louisville and Washington pillorying Humana’s scare tactics targeting seniors and the plan’s impact on Medicare.

Americans United for Change, Obama’s campaign organization-turned unofficial presidential PR machine, is running the ad and also staging a protest at Humana headquarters in West Palm Beach today at noon.

Last week, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services launched an investigation into Humana Inc.’s possible misuse of beneficiary information to send anti-health care mailers to its Medicare gap coverage enrollees. The Louisville-based insurer is one of the largest Medicare supplemental insurance providers.

Humana sent mailers to seniors in several states, including Florida, containing what could be misleading information about Obama’s plan, warning of cuts to benefits and increases in costs to the popular government-backed insurance plan for seniors.

According to the AARP’s web site, “None of the health care reform proposals being considered by Congress would cut Medicare benefits or increase your out-of-pocket costs for Medicare services.”

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5 Responses to “Health reform Halloween scary for seniors?”

  1. patricia Says:

    Humana is fear-mongering.. but Obama saying in front of Congress that “people will die” if his health bill is not passed is …. .. numerous leading Democrats saying Republicans want you to die.. ..

  2. sally Says:

    The various healthcare bills being talked about contain massive cuts to budgets for senior healthcare. How on Earth do you think they are going to pay for everybody to get onboard? Even then it will be massively overbudget and will require enormous tax raises. Use your common sense. Efficiencies and all that other stuff will be a drop in the bucket.

  3. terrell Says:

    There’s also a provision in the bill to fine you if you do not buy insurance. If you do not pay the fine, it’s off to JAIL.

    Do not rely on the PbPost to tell you this.

    Click on the link above to see/

  4. terrell Says:

    There’s also a provision in the bill to fine you if you do not buy insurance. If you do not pay the fine, it’s off to JAIL.

    Do not rely on the PbPost to tell you this.

    Click on the link above to see/
    Sorry… forgot to say great post – can’t wait to read your next one!

  5. j sidney sullivan Says:

    In addition, the terrifying power of the Internal Revenue Service is unleashed on you to fine and jail you if you do not buy the Obama insurance.

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