Watch "Always Look on the Bright Side of Death" ... and then invite your friends and family to watch our new animated video too!
Wellpoint and Anthem Blue Cross have already spent $3 million in the first six months of 2009 to lobby Washington on health care reform -- but we can't let them stand in the way of real reform!
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I hope you'll take just a minute to watch a funny new animated video that shows how Anthem Blue Cross and its parent company, Wellpoint, are standing in the way of real health care reform in Washington.
"Always Look on the Bright Side of Death" is a light-hearted look at a very serious problem: How Blue Cross is putting their corporate profits ahead of patients and standing in the way of geniune solutions to make health care accessible and affordable.
In fact, Wellpoint has already spent $3 million of our premium dollars on a campaign to derail a public option that might provide Anthem Blue Cross with the competition it needs to offer consumers a fair deal. It's a replay of what happened in California two years ago, when Anthem Blue Cross spent $2 million on its successful campaign here to squash health care reform in California. And it's the same Blue Cross that makes more money here, and spends less on patients, than any other big insurer.
Watch "Always Look on the Bright Side of Death" now:
In recent years, Anthem Blue Cross shipped almost a billion dollars in California healthcare dollars to its corporate parent in Indiana, the giant Wellpoint, despite hundreds of complaints about premium increases, benefit cuts, cancelled policies, denied claims and other business practices that harm millions of Californians.
That staggering profit, made at the expense of healthcare consumers in California, has made Anthem Blue Cross the poster child for why we need health care reform.
That's why the folks at "Sick of Blue Cross" launched this new video -- and I hope you'll watch it: