Saturday, August 29, 2009

If you like the insurance you have, you can....

We've heard it a ton: "if you like the health insurance you've got, you can keep it". Yeah. If you like the employer-based, for-profit policy you have... you can keep it, right?

Well, it turns out that you cant.

As Lee Sustar over at reports:
"About 75 workers at SK walked out August 25, about three months after the company--which makes the popular Craftsman brand tools for Sears--cut off their Blue Cross/Blue Shield health coverage.

"I've worked here 23 years, and I've always had that plan," said striker Norma Trinidad. "Unilaterally, without any notice, they cut off our health insurance. What he did was 100 percent wrong."

Many workers found out about the cutoff only when they sought medical care. "People walked into Walgreens to get their prescriptions filled and were told that they owe $300 or $400, when ordinarily it was $40 or $50," Trinidad said."

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