The health insurance industry adds huge administrative costs to our system, not to mention the profits they siphon off. WellPoint is a parasitic middleman that adds no value and increases the cost of health care.
Despite its faults, the federal government at least knows when you're dead. That's more than can be said for Blue Cross in Los Angeles, who assigns deceased doctors to customers as 'in network practitioners.'
Max Baucus tasked a former executive of a company that was penalized for rescinding the insurance policies of sick people with writing the most powerful health care reform proposal to be crapped out of the Senate.