AG sues Texas firms over health plans

  • Article by: BOB VON STERNBERG
  • Updated: February 10, 2010 - 11:05 AM
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StarquestFeb. 10, 1011:07 AM

You're telling me that someone was ripped off by a health insurance company? I simply refuse to believe it!

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hopwongFeb. 10, 1011:08 AM

As long as they making profits is all they care about especially in the state that wants to secede from the union

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hobie2Feb. 10, 1011:08 AM

Heavens to Murgatroyd!! The old investor's saw - neither Texas, nor Florida, nor California be, a place to send your hard earned money...

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marcaschFeb. 10, 1011:09 AM

The Republican plan to sell health insurance across state boarders without regulation would legalize this kind of fraud unless a Federal oversight role is included.

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hootnewtFeb. 10, 1011:12 AM

Wow! I always wondered how that was spelled!

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upnorth2000Feb. 10, 1011:14 AM

I agree with you. We will see this in every state if it passes.

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joma61Feb. 10, 1011:15 AM

People are looking for secure coverage and low costs, so yes beware of scams---the additional stats of a rise in Minnesotans without health care is because they can't afford it (and probably because of job loss) I really would like people to get real about this subject--health care premiums are not the bill that I am going to pay when funds are low- I would rather my family has a roof over their head and food on the table-- thats another reason why people are without health insurance---If the government ever takes charge- it better be a freedom of choice- if money is tight, I still want the choice of my familys home, food first before having to pay for mandatory government health care.

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mfredricFeb. 10, 1011:19 AM

"health care premiums are not the bill that I am going to pay when funds are low" Therein lies the whole basis of the problem. Any plan that allows self-selection of participation is doomed, since only the sick will participate. Single Payor, financed by taxes, is the only real solution. Anything else is pure lies.

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RivrGrrlFeb. 10, 1011:27 AM

as the panacea of health care reform.

Just another reason we need to adopt a national, single payer system.

For every one of these fraudulent companies that get 'caught' defrauding the consumer, there are countless others out there pulling the same scam.

Single payer is the best option cost wise and consumer wise.

Call your rep in DC and tell them to bring Single Payer back to the table.

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radster63Feb. 10, 1011:30 AM

That's a terrible word the Republicans don't want to hear as they have a direct pipeline from the medical & insurance industry right into their hip pockets. Regulate them both and implement Tort reform with limits on lawsuits and limit percentage to of what lawyers like 10% as a realistic limit. Sure they'll whine but saying tort won't work but it will work. Try in for about a century to see what the result is.

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