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How secret "health insurance" company blacklists deny you coverage

[Welcome Industry Radar readers! -- lambert]

The banality of evil, expressed in sales manuals:

Trying to buy health insurance on your own and have gallstones? You'll automatically be denied coverage. Rheumatoid arthritis? Automatic denial. Severe acne? Probably denied. Do you take metformin, a popular drug for diabetes? Denied. Use the anti-clotting drug Plavix or Seroquel, prescribed for anti-psychotic or sleep problems? Forget about it.

This confidential information on some insurers' practices is available on the Web -- if you know where to look.

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It's called the drooling class because it drools

Oy. Watch for the unsourced and anonymous stuff. That's where they're planting the talking points for future smears.

NOTE The headline is, of course, a riff on Arthur's famous post, It's Called the Ruling Class Because It Rules.

UPDATE Let's just hope Krugman didn't call his shot on magazine covers. Read below the fold...

More and better Democrats: Like Howard Ahmanson!

Pravda:

Christian[ist loon] philanthropist Howard Ahmanson -- one of three major funders of the campaign for California's Proposition 8, which banned same-sex marriages -- has abandoned the GOP for the Democratic Party.

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Falling Credit Rating for Closures

Unemployment, suspect subprime lending, business failures and medical disasters cause way too many families to lose their homes. Losing homes and failing to pay mortgage installments on time will push such families' credit rating over the edge into the abyss of of new world outcasts.

The credit rating companies are feelingness automatons who follow the rules/laws to the letter. They make no distinction between the hard working and the bums, between this depression's victims and run of the mill irresponsible individuals. Read below the fold...

Villanova!

Yow! Anybody else remember when they beat GT in 1985?

Most riveting game I've ever experienced in my life. Every possession counted. Read below the fold...

"Politically feasible"? Sounds like "weasel"

And that's for a reason. In the course of commending Jim Webb for taking a sane stand against the prison-industrial complex, Glenn Greenwald writes (and also quotes from an interview he did with Jay Rosen): Read below the fold...

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Action Alert: John Conyers in Albany Sunday March 29

Cong. John Conyers to Speak in Albany on Sunday March 29th on Single Payer Health Care for All

Albany, NY- Congressman John Conyers will be in Albany for a Congressional Town Hall Meeting on Sunday, March 29th from 2-4:30 pm at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 262 State Street in Albany (1/2 block west of State Capitol)

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Saturday Night Rational Marijuana Policy LoFi blogging

I love the guitar solo at the end; I think it's the flakiest thing I've ever heard. And now, the version: Read below the fold...

One more reason to use UPS

Not only have they pulled their advertising from Stalker O'Reilly's show, they're union, and, unlike FedEx, they're not using extortion tactics against the government to fight card check.

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Medicare for all medley

West Virginia Belly Dancers to Protest for Single Payer Outside Home Office of Congresswoman Capito

US Sen Baucus: Insurers Have To Negotiate On Public Plan

Sen. Max Baucus said Friday the health insurance industry may have to compromise on a public insurance option to cover uninsured people or risk losing a spot at the bargaining table.


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Spain to indict Gonzales, Yoo, Feith, Addington, Bybee, and Haynes?

The same guy who indicted Pinochet:

A high-level Spanish court has taken the first steps toward opening a criminal investigation against six former Bush administration officials, including former Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales, on whether they violated international law by providing a legalistic framework to justify the use of torture of prisoners at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, an official close to the case said.

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Outstanding Smackdown: Matt Taibbi to Mr. De Santis of AIG

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Four days ago an AIG officer resigned, publicly, in a letter that I'd describe as primarily a "pity me, I'm a victim" whine. Matt Taibbi has even less sympathy for poor beleaguered Jake (who, it should be noted, quit his job as a political protest; I suggest this means he wasn't worried about survival, as are many of his fellow 600,000-plus Americans newly unemployed) than I do. Read below the fold...

William Greider on Obama's form of Monoply: Real money, no losses to Playahs

William Greider writes about Obama's new type of Monoply game, one with real money for the Big Bankster Boiz to play with, no losses, and all provided for by the taxpayer. Us Joe Schmoes. Read below the fold...

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