CIGNA strikes again…

and again and again and again… This time, we might not have to wait until the Victim DIES from lack of health care.

Dear MoveOn member,

Dawn is a few years younger than me. She lives in Atlanta. She’s an aspiring playwright. And four years ago, she was diagnosed with a rare, but treatable brain tumor.

Dawn’s doctors are ready to treat the tumor, but they can’t. CIGNA, her insurer, refuses to pay for the care she needs because the only hospitals qualified to treat her are out-of-network. And after years of fighting, Dawn just received her final denial letter.

For me, the scariest thing about Dawn’s story is that it could happen to any of us—to a friend of mine, or someone in my family. After all, Dawn has insurance. But as long as private insurers are the only game in town, they’ll continue to have the power to deny Americans the care they need.

Dawn is fighting back. And while CIGNA may be able to ignore Dawn, they won’t be able to ignore millions of us standing together with her. I’m joining Dawn’s fight to shine a light on Big Insurance’s abusive tactics, get Dawn the care she needs, and make sure they don’t do this to anyone ever again. Will you join me by signing a statement of support? Clicking below will add your name:

http://pol.moveon.org/dawnsmith/o.pl?id … ADuNcx&t=3

The statement says, “I stand with Dawn Smith. CIGNA must provide the treatment she needs and stop rejecting legitimate care for all the others who are suffering.”

Unfortunately, Dawn’s story isn’t unique—she’s one of the millions of Americans who are suffering—but what she’s doing about her situation is. Instead of suffering in silence, she’s sharing her painful, powerful story so that, as she says, “no one else has to go through what I have.”

I’ve been really moved by Dawn’s strength, given everything she’s going through. She has terrible pain and sudden seizures that can knock her off her feet. She’s had to move back in with her mom so she can have constant care. But through all that, she’s kept her spirits up.

The heart-breaking part is that her condition is treatable. But CIGNA’s refusal to treat her has brought her to “the end of my rope,” as she puts it. CIGNA gladly accepts Dawn’s premium payments, but when she needed care, they refused to pay for it, coming up with new reasons as they went.

Dawn’s story is a symptom of a much bigger problem. But if we all rally behind her, we can help not just her, but everyone else who’s suffering under our broken system, too. Together, we have the power to make Dawn’s story different, and in the process, to remind Congress and the American people why we so desperately need health care reform.

I’m standing with Dawn. Will you join me? Clicking below will add your name:

http://pol.moveon.org/dawnsmith/o.pl?id … ADuNcx&t=4

Thanks for all you do.

–Justin, Marika, Daniel, Kat, and the rest of the team

The comment I added when I signed on was this

CIGNA strikes again. The utter hubris of the action at this time, when the Insurance Companies feel they’ve won, and that they have destroyed and overturned the democratic process by a relative handful of loud-mouthed Extremists shouting down legitimate debate….

And to allow America to see, fully and clearly, exactly what sort of “Reform” we would get at the bloodstained hands of the Big Insurers, to hold that out as a mocking taunt, is not just immoral and criminal, it’s criminally stupid

I just realized I haven’t posted in 3 months. I must be seriously slacking.

Maybe we can make the Dumbass Tea-Baggers and their Nazi accomplices the Minutemen and the Klan do some serious eating of their LYING words about a “Death Panel” that isn’t in the Reform legislation, and not so gently remind them of the Corporate Lawyer Death Panels their Masters at Cigna have in place already.

A VERY conservative (Real conservativism, not the fake shit the Tea Party Racists put out) estimate would start at more AMERICANS killed every week by the stalling of Health Care Reform by the Tea Party scum than died on 9/11.

That puts them in the unenviable position of being the most highly destructive, efficient and DEADLY Anti-American Terrorist Group there is.

They don’t have the dignity or moral courage to feel shame about it either. It’s just another lever to pull to try to overthrow a legitimately elected President because he’s only half “white” so they can reestablish the Bush Regime.

Brother Jonah

About Brother Jonah

Recovering Texan. Christian while and at the same time Anarchist. (like Tolstoy only without the beard, for now) Constantly on the lookout for things which have relevance to things I already know. Autistic. Proud to be Ex- air force. Out of the killing machine for 27 years 4 months and 5 days woohoo!
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1 Response to CIGNA strikes again…

  1. just a reminder of who and what the Tea-Pottie scum are.

    If their Corporate Masters thought they had the votes to overthrow the government they wouldn’t be resorting to mob action.

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