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HarveyDarkey Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-26-11 10:25 PM
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Agent Orange victim loses health coverage over 2-cent shortfall
By Daniel Tencer
Wednesday, January 26th, 2011 -- 6:22 pm

A Vietnam veteran suffering from a bone cancer blamed on exposure to Agent Orange was dropped from his health insurance for a two-cent shortfall on a premium payment, only to have the insurance reinstated when the story became public.

Ronald Flanagan of Thornton, Colorado, said he never received a warning from Ceridian Cobra Services that his coverage was cut, and only found out when he showed up at a hospital for a biopsy.

"The nurses were just getting ready to do the biopsy when my wife popped into the office and told them, 'Stop. We don't have any insurance,'" Flanagan told ABC channel 7 in Denver.

His wife, Frances, had just been informed that due a typo on their November premium payment, their insurance had been canceled. She had swapped a 7 for a 9, sending Ceridian a check for $328.67, instead of $328.69.

http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2011/01/vietnam-vet-health-coverage-2-cent/
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midnight Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-26-11 10:29 PM
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1. Insurance co. need to be removed from the process of health care access....
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PBS Poll-435 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-26-11 10:33 PM
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2. You are right
It is so simple to comprehend, but so few get it.

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HarveyDarkey Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-26-11 10:40 PM
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3. If the repukes want to talk about "death panels"
they'd better be talking about insurance companies.
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Urban Prairie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-26-11 10:44 PM
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4. Your miserable life ain't worth two cents in the good 'ol conservative corporate capitalist US of A.
Unproductive?

Unemployed?


Homeless?


Aged?


Sick?


Disabled?


Please, just go away and die!!

Soon!!!
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GreenPartyVoter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-26-11 10:52 PM
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5. But do it where we can't see you...
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doc03 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-26-11 10:52 PM
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6. Is this another John Boner thread? n/t
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