UnitedHealth puts a price on your rights

Link: UnitedHealth puts a price on your rights

So, provided I’m healthy and don’t actually need the insurance, UnitedHealth will sell me the option to buy insurance later on? For a mere 20% of the cost of a policy?

As the blog author (an MD) says, “Would someone explain once again why momentum is building in Washington, D.C. to keep this industry in charge of our health care financing? With a single payer national health program, we would play by our rules, not theirs.”

Shit like this is the reason behind HR 686, a national single-payer health plan. Support it!

New Seasons Market: We’re Just Trying To Mind Our Own (Local) Business

Link: New Seasons Market: We’re Just Trying To Mind Our Own (Local) Business

This is ridiculous behavior from Whole Foods. Absolutely despicable, opportunistic bullshit:

“As it turns out, because of their legal dispute with the FTC, Whole Foods has an opportunity to try and force us to give them copies of some of our most confidential financial records – for instance what our sales are, week by week, at each of our stores. They’ve also demanded all of our files that detail our strategic plans, all of our marketing plans and all of our studies about where we are considering opening new stores.”