Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Government investigation of Humana

According to Fox News:

The federal government resorted to bullying tactics when it ordered an investigation of Humana -- one of the country's biggest private insurers -- for its decision to send customers a letter alerting them about pending health reform legislation, a leading Republican charged Wednesday.

U.S. health officials launched the probe after the Louisville-based company mailed a letter to patients enrolled in its Medicare Advantage plans -- private options that replace standard Medicare -- warning that President Obama's health overhaul could eliminate important benefits of the program.

I have to disagree with Fox News. This is not just "bullying tactics." These are fascist tactics and it is really scary! I sometimes feel like America is the Titanic. We've hit an iceberg and are taking on water fast, but most passengers are still unaware of how serious the problem is because, after all, they don't see any water on their floor (Hat tip: Professor ed.)

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