I received the following email today from Will O'Neill of Health Care for America Now asking for help in getting Wellpoint to stop using health insurance premium dollars to fund right wing political causes. Wellpoint has apparently been involved with ALEC, The Chamber of Commerce, and the Koch brothers (what a trio !) in opposing the Affordable Health Care act ("Obamacare"), and in the anti-collective bargaining fights at the state level in Wisconsin, Indiana, Ohio, and other states. As a member of ALEC, they also have sent "model legislation" that is against health care reform to state legislatures around the country. That kind of activity should not be funded using the premium dollars paid by policy holders of Wellpoint.
Tell WellPoint to Stop Using Healthcare Dollars for Extremist Politics
Will - Health Care for America Now
WellPoint is one of the largest health insurance companies in the country. It operates as a Blue Cross licensee in California, Colorado, Connecticut, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Maine, Missouri, Nevada, New Hampshire, New York, Ohio, Virginia, and Wisconsin. More than 30 million of us are enrolled in its health plans.
WellPoint is at the center of secretive corporate funding for extremist political activities. The company has funneled money to front groups to fight health care reform while hindering states’ implementation of the Affordable Care Act and backing the extremist politics of the billionaire Koch brothers.
Join us in calling on WellPoint to stop funding a radical agenda that uses the hard-earned money of policyholders to hurt them and their families.
Health Care for America Now