Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Cox Fighting for Insurance Companies -- Not You

Michigan Attorney General Mike Cox is charged with consumer protection. Instead, he's using his office for insurance company protection -- and to try to promote his own political future.

Cox's decision to go to court to try to block the health care reform measure is designed to get him all kinds of publicity during his campaign for the Republican nomination for governor. It's not about you. It's not about the constitution. It's about him.

Instead of protecting consumers, Cox will punish them.

This is what Cox wants to do:

Deny health care coverage to sick kids.

Block health care coverage through high-risk pools for people of all ages who are sick.

Let insurance companies drop you if you get sick or file too many claims or your care costs too much.

Take away coverage of young adults instead of allowing them to stay on their parents' insurance until age 26.

Take away help for senior citizens who fall into the Medicare prescription drug donut hole coverage gap.

Deny preventive health care such as annual physicals without co-pays and deductibles.

Block tax credits for small businesses equal to 35 percent of the cost of insuring their employees.

If you'd like to let Cox know how you feel, call his office at (517) 373-1110. Ask him to represent you, not himself.

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